The wealthiest authors in the world write a wide range of topics. From romance to financial management, these authors found a hungry audience and satisfied them with their words. It’s not all that surprising. For hundreds of years, authors have played a key role in society; they entertain, inform, and amuse their readers. Some have even changed the world with their words. Of course, not all authors are insanely rich. Quite the opposite. Many authors, if they’re lucky, might be able to pay the utility bill off their writing. But, not these authors. Against all odds they struck it rich. But who are they and how much are they worth? Here are 25 wealthiest authors in the world.
Suzanne Collins - $80 Million
Famous for her best-selling young adult series “The Hunger Games,” she initially started her professional writing career on the Nickelodeon show “Clarissa Explains it All.” Overall, Collins books have sold 85 million copies worldwide.
Janet Evanovich - $120 Million
This prolific author has written over 35 novels. She started writing romance in the ’80s but today writes action-adventure. She’s won several awards including the Quill Award and a Dilys Award.
Stephenie Meyer - $125 Million
Meyer earned most of her wealth off of her hit “Twilight” book series. It sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and was turned into a wildly successful film franchise. She currently is a movie producer under her production company “Fickle Fish Films.”
Dean Koontz - $145 Million
This prolific author has been writing since college and has sold over 450 million copies of his books in total. He’s written under several pen names and is mostly known for his horror and mystery novels.
David Oyedepo - $150 Million
Primarily a famous pastor in Nigeria, this author has written several popular books on faith and spirituality. He’s the lead pastor at Faith Tabernacle which can seat up to 50,000 people.