Writing is a career in which it is notoriously difficult to achieve success. Many authors spend years writing novels and sending them to publishers only to receive letters of rejection. Having the ability to think of a storyline that will captivate a reader and write it in such a way that publishers are keen to work with you and readers are compelled to buy your books is something that many writers find close to impossible.
However, those who do make the big time in the world of publishing can find that their efforts are extremely fruitful. In fact, the top authors often rank in lists of the world’s richest people. These talented writers have the ability to create interesting books that encourage people to buy the next books they write. The richest authors have also often created stories that are worthy of being adapted into movies or having products manufactured.
Here are the 20 richest authors in the world.
|1.||J.K. Rowling||$1 billion|
|2.||James Patterson||$800 million|
|3.||Jim Davis||$800 million|
|4.||Candy Spelling||$600 million|
|5.||Matt Groening||$600 million|
|6.||Paulo Coelho||$500 million|
|7.||Stephen King||$500 million|
|8.||Danielle Steel||$400 million|
|9.||John Grisham||$400 million|
|10.||Nora Roberts||$390 million|
|11.||Pleasant Rowland||$310 million|
|12.||Barbara Taylor Bradford||$300 million|
|13.||Grant Cardone||$300 million|
|14.||Kenneth Copeland||$300 million|
|15.||Olivia Harrison||$300 million|
|16.||Dave Ramsey||$200 million|
|17.||Dean Koontz||$200 million|
|18.||Eiichiro Oda||$200 million|
|19.||Jeffrey Archer||$200 million|
|20.||Ladd Drummond||$200 million|
|R. L. Stine||$200 million|