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Aug 18, 2011

The World's Highest-Paid Authors

Coconucumo _ | Aug 18, 2011

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James Patterson, $84 million

Forbes releases the latest list of the world's top earning and highest paid authors around the world. James Patterson, an American author and an entertainment mogul is the world's highest paid author earning $84 million for the past year, according to the survey based on sales from May 2010 to April 2011. His earnings is more than double than Daniel Steel who is at the number 2 spot earning only $35 million.

Here is the complete list of this year's highest paid authors:
James Patterson, $84 million
James Patterson

Danielle Steel, $35 million
Danielle Steel
Stephen King, $28 million
Stephen King

Janet Evanovich, $22 million
Janet Evanovich

Stephenie Meyer, $21 million
Stephenie Meyer

Rick Riordan, $21 million
Rick Riordan
Dean Koontz, $19 million
Dean Koontz

John Grisham, $18 million
John Grisham

Jeff Kinney, $17 million
Jeff Kinney

Nicholas Sparks, $16 million
Nicholas Sparks

Ken Follett, $14 million
Ken Follet

Suzanne Collins, $10 million
Suzanne Collins

JK Rowling, $5 million
JK Rowling


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