Top 50 Richest Authors

#16 Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler

Net Worth- $120 Million

Clive Cussler is a marine archaeologist and a famous author of America, with an estimated net worth of $120 million. He is the founder and chairman of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency). Clive has written some suspense and thriller novels, which have contributed majorly towards his net worth. Some of his novels are Dirk Pitt Adventures series (22 books), The NUMA Files series (11 books), The Oregon Files series (9 books), Isaac Bell Adventures series (7 books), Fargo Adventures series (5 books), and many others. Clive’s novels have been listed on the best-seller list of The New York Times for over 17 times. His upcoming books are The Bootlegger and Mirage, for which, his fans will have to wait till the end of 2013.

He is an avid collector of cars and owns more than 100 cars. He has the finest collection of customized, vintage and convertibles models. His Cussler Museum, located in Colorado, accommodates some of the rarest models of cars.

Cussler lives in Arizona, USA.

#17 Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich

Net Worth- $120 Million

Janet Evanovich is an American novelist, who is widely known for the sixteen Stephanie Plum novels. She has an estimated net worth of $120 million, which she has acquired through her more than 35 written novels, most of which are the best-sellers. Evanovich earlier wrote novels in romantic genres, but now, she focuses on mystery and suspense genre.

Her famous books are Hero at Large, The Grand Finale, Ivan Takes a Wife, Elsie Hawkins Series (4 books), Stephanie Plum Series (20 books), Wicked Series (2 books), The Barnaby Series (3 books), Full Series (6 books),  and Hot Series (1 book).

Janet lives in Florida and New Hampshire with her husband.

#18 Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck

Net Worth- $90 Million

Wolfgang Puck is an internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, entrepreneur, restaurateur, and a writer, hailing from Austria. With a net worth of $90 million, Puck oversees a mighty empire, which includes his cooking, catering services, twenty restaurants, books, cooking products and several packaged eatables.

His famous books include “Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen”, “Live, Love, Eat”, “Adventures in the Kitchen with Wolfgang Puck”, “The Wolfgang Puck Cookbook”, “Wolfgang Puck Makes it Easy”, and “Pizza, Pasta, and More”. Moreover, Wolfgang Puck has also appeared as a guest and guest judge in various cookery shows, like Hell’s Kitchen, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Next Food Network Star, Top Chef: Las Vegas, The Jay Leno Show: “Jaywalking”, Celebrity Cooking Showdown, and many more.

The celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, owns a posh mansion in Beverly Hills, which is built on 5,967-square feet area.

#19 Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen

Net Worth- $10 Million

An American essayist and novelist, Jonathan Franzen, is a National Book Award winning writer. He has also won Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Possessing a net worth of $10 million, he is an active writer since 1988. He has written several literary fictions and non-fiction, like Strong Motion, The Discomfort Zone, The Corrections, How to Be Alone, The Twenty-Seventh City, Farther Away, and Spring Awakening. Amongst all his books, The Corrections is the most famous and has been honoured with various prestigious awards.

Franzen has also given several television appearances, which includes the extremely famous chat show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “Charlie Rose”, and The Simpsons episode “Moe’N’a Lisa”.

Jonathan Franzen owns accommodations in California and New York.

#20 E.L. James

E.L. James

Net Worth- $80 Million

Erika Mitchell, alias E.L. James, is an author, with a net worth of $80 million. Famous for writing erotica, romantic novels, fan fiction and drama, her bestselling piece of writing is the trilogy of “Fifty Shades Darker”, “Fifty Shades Freed”, and “Fifty Shades of Grey”, which grossed millions through its sales and contributed to James’ net worth.

This charming author was amongst “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” list of Time magazine. She was also honoured with “Publishing Person of the Year” in 2012 by Publishers Weekly.

James lives in a magnificent, 2.7 million euro mansion in West London, United Kingdom.

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