Top 50 Richest Authors

#21 Gary Larson

Gary Larson

Net Worth- $70 Million

Gary Larson is a renowned American cartoonist, well recognised for creating, “The Far Side”, which was syndicated in more than nine hundred newspapers for 15 years, all around the globe.  Larson has a net worth of $70 million, which he has earned by creating and constantly innovating his cartoons series, and selling of over 45 million copies of 23 books. His “There’s a Hair in My Dirt: A Worm’s Story” was the New York Times bestseller in 1998.

Gary’s other creations, apart from the series of The Far Side, includes The Curse of Madame ‘C’, The Chickens are Restless, Cows of Our Planet, and Last Chapter and Worse.

He lives in Seattle, Washington.

#22 Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson

Net Worth- $50 Million

One of the world’s best-selling authors for 2008, Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist and novelist with an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has written several crime fictional and thriller novels, which have been tailored into movies and television series.  He passed away in 2004 because of heart attack.

Larsson is famous for writing his “Millennium Series” of crime novels, which had sold 65 million copies by 2011, after his death. His famous books are “Sverigedemokraterna från insidan”, “Mikael Ekman: Sverigedemokraterna: den nationella rörelsen”, “Anna-Lena Lodenius: Extremhögern”, “Cecilia Englund: Debatten om hedersmord: feminism eller rasism”, “Män som hatar kvinnor”, “Luftslottet som sprängdes”, and many more.  

#23 Carole Radziwill

Carole Radziwill

Net Worth- $50 Million

An author, TV celebrity, and journalist, Carole Radziwill has a net worth of $50 million. At present, she is starring in Bravo channel’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of New York, as the newest cast member. She began her career as a journalist in 1986.  Her popular book is “What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love”. Her upcoming release is “The Widows Guide to Sex & Dating”, which will be in the market by November, 2013.

As a reporter, Carole has been a part of many war expeditions, which includes the Persian Gulf War and US invasion of Afghanistan. She also wrote a monthly column, named “Lunch Date”, for Glamour magazine for 2 years. In this column, she included several big personalities, like Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Rudy Giuliani, and Rachel Weisz.

She lives in New York.

#24 Anne Rice

Anne Rice

Net Worth- $60 Million

Well-known for the series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice is an American author, popular for writing in erotic, fictional, religious, and gothic genres. Her estimated net worth is $60 million, which she has earned by the sales of over 100 million copies of her novels. Rice’s various novels have also been adapted into films, like “Queen of the Damned” and “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles”.

She has a long list of books and series, which includes The Vampire Chronicles, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, New Tales of the Vampires, Songs of the Seraphim, The Wolf Gift Chronicles, Christ the Lord, Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession, Violin, and many more.

Anne owns a residence in Rancho Mirage, California, which she has recently listed for $3.3 million.

#25 Ken Follett

Ken Follett

Net Worth- $55 Million

With an estimated net worth of $55 million, Ken Follett is an eminent and honoured author of suspense and thriller novels. Over 100 million copies of his illustrious fictional books that include The Key to Rebecca, Whiteout, World Without End, and The Eye of the Needle have been sold till date. Some of his novels have also been ranked 1st on the New York Times best-seller list.

Ken is married to a political activist and owns an 18th century town house in London, a beach house in Antigua, and a sprawling vicarage in Stevenage.

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