Forbes published the rating of the most expensive writers of the planet, which included 15 authors, whose aggregate fee for this year should be almost $ 400 million. It is noteworthy that 6 places in the rating were taken by women, although leadership is traditionally held by male writers.
And if we talk about genres, then from the list of Forbes it becomes clear that the most you can earn on the extremely topical literature. It was the authors of the thrillers who took the first three places.
So, today for you in our Top are the highest paid writers of the world .
- 15. Rick Riordan( Rick Riordan), $ 13 million.
- 14. Ken Follett( Ken Follett), $ 14 million.
- 13. Stephenie Meyer, $ 14 million.
- 12. George Raymond Richard Martin( George R.R. Martin), $ 15 million.
- 11. JK Rowling, $ 17 million.
- 10. Dean Koontz, $ 19 million.
- 9. Susan Collins( Suzanne Collins), $ 20 million.
- 8. Danielle Steel, $ 23 million.
- 7. Nora Roberts( Nora Roberts) $ 23 million.
- 6. Bill O'Reilly( Bill O'Reilly), $ 24 million.
- 5. Jeff Kinney( Jeff Kinney), $ 25 million.
- 4. John Grisham( John Grisham), $ 26 million.
- 3. Janet Evanovich, $ 33 million.
- 2. Stephen King, $ 39 million.
- 1. James Patterson( James Patterson), $ 94 million.
15. Rick Riordan( Rick Riordan), $ 13 million.
The American writer is the author of the detective-mystical series about Treza Navarre, who was awarded all the highest literary prizes of the USA.No less successful was the children's series about Percy Jackson.
14. Ken Follett, $ 14 million.
The English prose writer writes in the genre of a thriller and historical novel. Follett's books were published under the pseudonyms Simon Miles, Bernard L. Ross and Martin Martinsen. The author's most famous novels were The Needle Eye and The Pillars of the Earth.
13. Stephenie Meyer, $ 14 million.
This American writer is the author of the cult saga "Twilight", sold worldwide circulation of more than 100 million copies. In the work of the writer, the novel "Summer House" about ghosts.
12. George Raymond Richard Martin( George R.R. Martin), $ 15 million.
This American writer is also successful as a screenwriter and producer. The most popular series of the author was the cycle "Song of Ice and Fire" in the genre of fantasy, on which a rather successful television series was shot.
11. JK Rowling, $ 17 million.
The author of books about Harry Potter acts now in the role of the writer for adults. The novel "Casual Vacancy"( The Casual Vacancy) will be published in September. In addition, Rowling decently earns online sales of the electronic version of Harry Potter.
10. Dean Koontz, $ 19 million.
The science fiction writer has sold more than 100 million.copies of their works. Fourteen novels of Kunz were filmed.
9. Susan Collins( Suzanne Collins), $ 20 million.
American writer is famous as the author of scripts for cartoons and programs for children. World fame brought her novels for young people from the series "Chronicles of the Underground" and "Hunger Games."
8. Danielle Steel, $ 23 million.
The most successful female author of romance novels has written over 60 works of art, 23 of which have been screened.
7. Nora Roberts( Nora Roberts) $ 23 million.
The author of romantic detective stories gives out six or more novels a year. It was published under the pseudonyms Jill March, J.D.Robb, Sarah Hardesty.
6. Bill O'Reilly( Bill O'Reilly), $ 24 million.
American television journalist and politician is the author of eight books describing the acute social and political problems of the United States.
5. Jeff Kinney( Jeff Kinney), $ 25 million.
As a writer, the cartoonist and the author of the games became famous after the release of the children's cycle "Diary of a Weak Girl".In the film adaptation of his novel, Jeff even played a supporting role.
4. John Grisham( John Grisham), $ 26 million.
The author works in the genre of "legal thriller".Almost half of Grisham's novels were screened in Hollywood. John acts on the set as a screenwriter and producer.
3. Janet Evanovich, $ 33 million.
The highest paid female writer is the author of such well-known action-packed novels as "City Girl", "Hot Six", "Tinned Sip."
2. Stephen King, $ 39 million.
"King of Horrors" in 2012 released the eighth volume in the cycle of the Dark Tower( "Wind through the keyhole").In the next year readers will continue the novel "Shining".
1. James Patterson( James Patterson), $ 94 million.
Stephen King calls the bibliography of Patterson "a sluggish thriller."Nevertheless, the writer's extremely sensitive novels are popular with readers and paid quite well by publishers.