Top 50 Richest Authors

#46 Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Net Worth- $25 Million

With an estimated net worth of $25 million, Nancy Grace is a former prosecutor, TV personality, and legal commentator. She is the special prosecutor for the “Georgia District Attorney’s office” and legal commentator for Court TV, which fetched her enormous net worth. She has written books, like “Celebrity Defendants”, “Objection!-How High Price Defence Attorneys”, and “24/7 Media has Hijacked our Legal Justice System”. Besides, she is also a writer of “The Eleventh Victim”, a fictional mystery novel. She has also given appearance in television shows, like Hancock, Raising Hope, The Newsroom, Law and Order connection, Dancing with the Stars, and Gone Girl.

Nancy, at present, is an anchor on HLN’s current affairs show and Nancy Grace celebrity news show. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

#47 Joe Eszterhas

Joe Eszterhas

Net Worth- $18 Million

A Hungarian-American writer and former journalist, Joe Eszterhas possesses a net worth of $18 million. He gathered his net worth through his writings and serving as a senior editor for Rolling Stones, and reporter for “The Plain Dealer” newspaper.

Joe has also written screenplays for various movies, such as F.I.S.T, Showgirls, Basic Instincts, Children of Glory, and Jagged Edge. His famous books include Charlie Simpson’s Apocalypse, Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith, American Rhapsody, Hollywood Animal, Heaven and Mel, and The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood.

Joe Eszterhas lives in a sprawling lakefront mansion in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA.

#48 Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss

Net Worth- $100 Million

An American advisor or angel investor to prominent companies, like Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, Stumble Upon, and Uber, Timothy Ferriss is also known a renowned public speaker, businessman and writer, with a net worth of $100 million. He earned his net worth by investing in renowned companies and firms, and publishing his books. His eminent books are The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Chef, and The 4-Hour Body. Most of his books were on the New York Times’ bestseller list. Tim Ferriss also holds a Guinness world record for continuous tango-spins in a minute.

This multi-linguistic and multi-talented author resides in San Francisco, California.

#49 Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Net Worth- $15 Million

British- Indian celebrity, Salman Rushdie is an essayist and novelist with a net worth of $15 million. Besides writing, he has also marked his presence in several movies and TV shows. He started his career by serving as a copywriter in Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising agency.

Rushdie’s writing genres includes satire, magical realism, and post colonialism. Some of his books are Grimus, Shame, Shalimar the Clown, The Satanic Verses, The Enchantress of Florence, The Best American Short Stories, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, East West, and several others.  His novel “The Satanic Verses” made Rushdie face many controversial disputes, and even death threats by the Muslim community because of the impertinent depiction of Prophet Mohammad in his book.

Salman Rushdie has been honoured with many accolades in his career. Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his contributions to literature, and The Times Magazine has listed him 13th among the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. In 1999, he was made the Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France.

Since 2000, Rushdie has inhabited in London, UK.

#50 Joan Lunden

Joan Lunden

Net Worth- $25 Million

American author, TV host, and journalist, Joan Lunden has a net worth of $15 million. She commenced her career with KCRA-TV as a broadcaster. She also served as the correspondent for WABC-TV’s “Eyewitness News”.

Joan has hosted and co-hosted several shows, like America’s Invisible Children, Hometown Heroes, Biography, Health Corner, and Behind Closed Doors.  Currently, she is an official spokesperson of a national senior care referral service, A Place for Mom.

Joan Lunden’s list of published books include Mother’s Minutes, Joan Lunden’s Healthy Living, Joan Lunden’s Healthy Cooking, Growing up Healthy: Protecting your child now through Adulthood, Your Newborn Baby, Wake Up Calls: Making the Most Out of Every Day, and others.

She lives in Connecticut, USA with her husband and four children.

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