Top 50 Richest Authors

#6 Olivia Harrison

Olivia Harrison

Net Worth- $275 million

Olivia Harrison, the widow of the Beatles guitarist George Harrison, is a British-Mexican author, who is popularly known for writing the introduction for the 2002 book, “I Me Mine”, and for promoting, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, a documentary of Martin Scorsese. Her estimated net worth is $275 million. She has also served as a secretary at A&M Records.

She is the owner of a beautiful compound in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands.

#7 James Patterson

James Patterson

Net Worth- $750 Million

He is an American author, who is best known for his fictional series on psychologist Alex Cross. James’ approximate net worth is $750 million. His annual income is estimated to be $91 million, as of June 2013. He has also written popular books, like The Michael Bennett, Daniel X, Women’s Murder Club, etc. Over 270 million of his books have been sold worldwide.

James Patterson owns 20,100-square feet lavish estate in Palm Beach, Florida, which he bought for $17.4 million. The house shares a vision of Mediterranean oceanfront.

#8 John Grisham

John Grisham

Net Worth- $350 Million

John Grisham is an American author, democrat, and lawyer, who is best known for writing legal thrillers and crime fiction novels. He has a net worth of $350 million and more than 250 million copies of his novels have been sold worldwide. His popular novels are- The Chamber, The Rainmaker, A Time to Kill, The Pelican Brief, The Client, and many more.

Grisham owns a Victorian style home on a farm in Mississippi and a beautiful house in Virginia. In 2008, he purchased a luxurious condo in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


#9 Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins

Net Worth- $180 Million

Jackie Collins is an English novelist, who has written 29 novels and all of them have been listed in the New York Times bestseller. Over 500 million copies of her novels have been sold worldwide, which have been translated into forty languages. Collins’ net worth is $180 million, which she has fetched by her famous novels. Some of her eminent writings are- The World Is Full of Married Men, Sinners, The Love Killers, American Star, The Santangelo series, Madison Castelli Series, and others.

She owns a lavish and luxurious condo in Beverly Hills, California.

#10 Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton

Net Worth- $175 Million

The late author Michael Crichton was a renowned and well-liked novelist of his time. He has an estimated net worth of $175 million. Crichton has many best sellers and award winning novels in his name. His style of writing was action, science-fiction, adventure, and techno-thriller, which he has shown in his all time popular books- The Andromeda Strain, The Lost World, Jurassic Park, Congo, Rising Sun, Timeline, Prey, and many others. Some of his novels have been altered into blockbuster movies.

The home of the late author was situated in Santa Monica, California. He also used to own a beachfront home in Hawaii, which has been sold for $10.1 million after his death.

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