You fail only if you stop writing. – Ray Bradbury seems to acknowledge the importance of writing and elaborates how failure depends upon not being able to express your ideas in words. Authors these days have progressed so much that they are rolling in millions! Not only that, they have left a huge impact in the lives of people all over the world.
Following are the top 10 richest authors of the world who have used their writing skills much effectively leaving people to ponder over their beautiful words.
10) Nicholas Sparks
One of the most famous authors of all times whose books have made it to the movie shelves. This author born in Nebraska has written 17 novels and has a net worth of $30 million. No wonder most of them were bestsellers.
9) Ken Follet
A net worth of $45 million dollars, this man is a Welsh author of novels having thrillers and historical genre. He has sold more than 130 million copies of his work which are truly addictive as well as inspiring. Many of his books have made it to the number 1 ranking on the New York Times best-seller list.
8) Janet Evanovich
An American writer of worth $100 million gained fame through her short contemporary romance novels. Her novels have been on the New York Times and Amazon best-seller list. This woman has written more than 35 novels in her career in which most of them are of action adventure genre.
7) Stephanie Meyer
The world famous twilight author gained much popularity through this series reaching a net worth of $125 million. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. She is one of the most talented young-adult fiction writer and film producers.
6) Dean Koontz
The net worth of Koontz is $145 million and is celebrated for his suspense thrillers. The American author novels are drenched with horror, mystery, Science-fiction and satire. He has sold over 450 million copies approximate.
5) John Grisham
A American lawyer and politician who was inspired to be a writer after witnessing the testimony of a 12 year old rape victim. This guy’s net worth is $200 million who is well known for his popular legal thrillers. He has sold more than 250 million copies of his books and his work has been translated into 42 languages.
4) James Patterson
American author whose novels will take you in a world of romance, young adult fiction and thrill. He has sold more than 250 million copies of his books and has an estimated worth of $350 million. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch and Wizard series.
3) Danielle Steel
The celebrated American novelist based in California for most of her career has sold over 800 million copies. Her works are mostly of romance genre but she has also written children’s fiction and poetry. All her novels have been best-sellers.
2) Stephen King
The second bestselling author of all time has sold more than 350 million copies of his novels worldwide. He is an American author who experts in contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense and fantasy genre. Many of his works were made into movies. King has written fifty five novels, six non-fiction books and nearly 200 short stories.
1) J.K Rowling
A net worth $1 billion, this lady is ruling the planet of literature by her worldwide famous Harry Potter fantasy series. This British novelist books have gained much attention all over the world, allowing her to sold more than 400 million copies that has been the basis for a series of films which became the highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling is immensely popular among all age groups and is one of the people to have received the most number of awards in history.