Top 10 Richest Authors in 2012

TOP 10 RICHEST AUTHORS OF THE WORLD-2012Reading Novels is the best policy to build strong career opportunities no matter whatever field you choose. the reading Habit not only strengthens your vocabulary, but it also keeps you entertained in times you simply don’t have anything to do. I have been fond of reading novels since a long time and today when I compare my writing, speaking and reading skills with the time ,I never read books, there is a huge difference in the entire personality. Today I proudly introduce myself as an author and the real ingredient turning me into an author is the reading habit.

Aiming high to become a successful author myself, I was searching for the top 10 richest authors of the world and thought to share it with my readers as well, so that they get an inspiration and they might start book reading, which is a good thing for themselves only.

Here are the top 10 richest authors of 2012 on the basis of their earnings, but undoubtedly, for me Danielle Steel is the Best .

1) James Patterson

Net Worth: $84 Million

Country : America

james patterson

The favorite of all times, James B. Patterson was born on March 22,1947. Patterson is popular for his thrilling novels, along with smooth shades of nonfiction and romance coated. In his career of 33 years, he has written 77 books, which were all appreciated throughout the world. his every novel turns out to be a best-selling one.

Must read Novel: American Cox

2) Danielle Steel

Net Worth: $35 Million

Country : America

danielle steel

The lady I truly cherish the most as an author myself, is none other than, my ever favorite Danielle Steel. born on August 14, 1947, Danielle Steel has been serving English literature with her outstanding novels, merely camouflaging emotions, love and romance. She has by now sold more than 800 million copies of her books.

Must read Novels: Lone Eagle, Heart Beat, The Secrets, etc

3) Stephen King

Net Worth: $28 Million

Country : America


Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947. He is an author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. He enjoys the privilege to have sold more than 350 million copies of his books. For his extraordinary writing style and the thought provoking approach, he has been receiving numerous awards throughout his life.

Must read Novels: the Mist, Stand by me

4) Janet Evanovich

Net Worth: $22 Million

Country; America

janet evanovich

born on April 22, 1943, Janet began her career by writing short contemporary romantic novels using the pen name Steffie Hall She began her career when she was in thirties, done with upbringing the children being a devoted house wife .

Must read Novel: one for the money

5) Stephenie Meyer

Net Worth: $21 Million

Country: America

stephenie meyer

Stephenie Meyer ( born December 24, 1973) has always produced worth reading articles for children and teenagers, portraying perfect emotions in her novel, recently, her twilight series made her way too popular and rich, which is about the vampire romance and revolves around Edward and Bella. The novel gained worldwide recognition and sold over 100 million copies globally. She is one of the best-selling authors.

Must read Novel: twilight series.

6) Rick Riordan

Net Worth: $21 Million

Country: America

rick riordan

This 47 years old American writer is best known for writing mystery series, focusing on Greek and Roman Mythology most of the time.

Must read Novel: The 39 clues, Heroes of Olympus

7) Dean Koontz

Net Worth: $19 Million

Country : America

Dean Koontz

Dean Ray Koontz is an effective author known for his writings in suspense, horror, fiction and science.

Must read Novels:whispers, demon seed

8) John Grisham

Net Worth: $18 Million

Country: America

john grisham

John Grisham, is a lawyer by Profession who is known for his popular legal thrillers. He began writing his first novel, A Time To Kill, in 1984. He has sold over 250 million copies worldwide.

Must read articles: The Film, The runaway jury, A time to kill

9) Jeff Kinney

Net Worth: $17 Million

Country: America

Jeff Kinney

The all time children favorite Jeff Kinney was born on February 19, 1971, is well known for game designing, cartoon painting, Producing and writing books for young fans.

Must read Novel: Diary of wimpy kids

10) Nicholas Sparks

Net Worth: $16 Million

Country: America

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is an international best-seller novelist and screenwriter. He majorly focus on Death, cancer, love and topics related to realities.

Must see Movies: The Notebook, The Last Song, A Walk to Remember.\

that brings us to an end, do share your favorite authors and novels if you are a fan of any. if not, then do read the highly recommended novels.

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18 thoughts on “Top 10 Richest Authors in 2012”

  1. Nida, I think the figures you have written as net worths seem to be quite inaccurate. I no for a fact that James Patterson is worth more than 84mil & actually made 94mil im just 2012 alone according to forbes. check:

    I think the figures u have written are earnings per year or earnings made in a particular year, not Net Worth.

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