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Top 105 Richest Authors and Novelists of 2015 (They sold billion copies and earning millions of bucks)

It is rightly said that ‘writing’ is an art. Some people have a misgiving that writing as a professional only brings few pennies. However, penning words can simply mean selling over 2 billion copies and earning millions of bucks! We all seek an extracurricular activity or hobby to kill boredom. Reading is a habit cherished globally. Thus, to feed this need, writers make their presence online, through books and other means to communicate their thought.

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It can be a fiction novel, informative journal; a somber collection of news, humorous tales, poems etc, but the possibility is endless. What makes these novels and books sell? Apart from the talent of authors in engaging readers, a suitable publication house, marketing strategies that extend over social media and a lot more comes into account.

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Here is a journey of top richest authors who are self-made and believe in their words, bringing the pot of gold in their lives. (Text format)

Author Name Net worth Yearly Earnings (sources)
Michael Rubin $2,700,000,000 $108,000,000
Elisabeth Badinter $1,100,000,000 $44,000,000
J.K. Rowling $1,000,000,000 $40,000,000
Danielle Steel $610,000,000 $24,400,000
J. R. R. Tolkien $500,000,000 $20,000,000
Stephen King $400,000,000 $16,000,000
James Patterson $295,000,000 $11,800,000
Barbara Taylor Bradford $294,000,000 $11,760,000
Nigel Blackwell $292,500,000 $11,700,000
John Grisham $200,000,000 $8,000,000
Jeffrey Archer $195,000,000 $9,750,000
Stephenie Meyer $150,000,000 $7,500,000
David Oyedepo $150,000,000 $7,500,000
Richard Dawkins $135,000,000 $6,750,000
Dean Koontz $125,000,000 $6,250,000
Dan Brown $100,000,000 $5,000,000
Jackie Collins $93,000,000 $4,650,000
Jack Higgins $86,000,000 $4,300,000
Christopher Little $86,000,000 $4,300,000
Deepak Chopra $80,000,000 $4,000,000
Janet Evanovich $80,000,000 $4,000,000
Joel Surnow $80,000,000 $4,000,000
Clive Cussler $80,000,000 $4,000,000
Ken Follett $77,000,000 $3,850,000
Suzanne Collins $70,000,000 $3,500,000
Meg Cabot $70,000,000 $3,500,000
Terry Pratchett $65,000,000 $3,250,000
E. L. James $60,000,000 $3,000,000
E.L. James $60,000,000 $3,000,000
Paul McKenna $55,000,000 $2,750,000
Anne Rice $50,000,000 $2,500,000
Stieg Larsson $50,000,000 $2,500,000
David Baldacci $40,000,000 $2,000,000
Terry McMillan $40,000,000 $2,000,000
Suze Orman $35,000,000 $1,750,000
Jon Krakauer $35,000,000 $1,750,000
Harper Lee $35,000,000 $1,750,000
Ben Mezrich $35,000,000 $1,750,000
Nicholas Sparks $30,000,000 $1,500,000
Jeff Kinney $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Elizabeth Gilbert $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Harlan Coben $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Cecily von Ziegesar $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Leigh Anne Tuohy $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Joyce Meyer $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Nelson DeMille $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Jack Canfield $25,000,000 $1,250,000
Toni Morrison $24,000,000 $1,200,000
Nick Hornby $22,000,000 $1,100,000
Martin Handford $20,000,000 $1,000,000
Pattie Mallette $20,000,000 $1,000,000
Joe Eszterhas $18,000,000 $900,000
Paula Deen $16,000,000 $800,000
Zig Ziglar $15,000,000 $750,000
Tim Ferriss $15,000,000 $750,000
Richard Hammond $15,000,000 $750,000
Pamela Martin Duarte $15,000,000 $750,000
Terry Goodkind $14,000,000 $700,000
Rick Warren $14,000,000 $700,000
Jay McGraw $13,000,000 $650,000
Jeffrey Garten $12,500,000 $625,000
Gore Vidal $12,000,000 $600,000
Harvey Pekar $12,000,000 $600,000
Dr Seuss $11,000,000 $550,000
Henry Kissinger $10,000,000 $500,000
Bonnie Blossman $10,000,000 $500,000
Juanita Bynum $10,000,000 $500,000
Vince Flynn $8,000,000 $400,000
David Sedaris $8,000,000 $400,000
Audrey Niffenegger $7,680,000 $384,000
Michael Lewis $7,500,000 $375,000
Dave Eggers $6,000,000 $300,000
Robert Kirkman $6,000,000 $300,000
David Foster Wallace $5,000,000 $250,000
Jonathan Franzen $5,000,000 $250,000
Christopher Paolini $5,000,000 $250,000
Christina Crawford $5,000,000 $250,000
James Frey $4,500,000 $225,000
Augusten Burroughs $4,000,000 $200,000
Stephanie Adams $3,500,000 $175,000
Graham Greene $3,500,000 $175,000
Ken Jennings $3,000,000 $150,000
Bob Blumer $3,000,000 $150,000
Paul Krugman $2,500,000 $125,000
Christopher Hitchens $2,000,000 $500,000
Romain Dauriac $1,500,000 $375,000
Garrison Keillor $1,500,000 $375,000
Bob Greene $1,400,000 $350,000
Masiela Lusha $1,000,000 $250,000
Amber Frey $400,000 $100,000
Matthew Martino $200,000 $50,000
Bret Easton Ellis $200,000 $50,000

Conclusion

Every profession is significant, well proved by wealthiest writers who were once living a common man’s life. Now, they are a known face to everyone. Did they aim at making $800 million, $1 billion, owning fine estates, cars, and other luxuries in initial stage? Maybe yes, but they also knew what readers like to read, or they had confidence in carving a place for themselves in peoples’ day-to-day life.

We find people from every age group hooked on to books while traveling, having their own personal time etc. These top richest authors are sure to be one of the writers of them. If you have a budding interest in writing, do not stop exploring it. In fact, celebrities from other fields are turning to be accomplished writers.

These days, there are online free publication options and print media that offer chances to good writers at minimal cost. One day, you could be the author whose name rolls out on tongues of ‘reading ‘fanatics.