Top 50 Richest Authors

#26 Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan

Net Worth- $40 Million

Terry McMillan is an American author holding a net worth of $40 million, popular for writing several best-selling novels, like Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and many others. These books have also been adapted into movies.

McMillan’s other significant writings are- The Interruption of Everything, Mama, It’s Ok If You’re Clueless, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Disappearing Acts, and Getting to Happy.

In 2010, Terry listed her 7,070-square Danville (California) home for $3.3 million. In 2013, she sold it for $ 1,858.500.00.

#27 Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman

Net Worth- $40 Million

Author of several best-selling suspense novels and an American psychologist, Jonathan Kellerman has a net worth of $40 million. Kellerman acquired his wealth by writing numerous award winning books.

The other side of this novelist’s identity has a psychologist, who has founded a psychosocial program at CHLA (Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles), and has published several chronicles on psychology, like “Psychological Aspects of Childhood Cancer” and “Helping the Fearful Child”. After many years of writing counselling books, he wrote his first murder mystery novel- “When the Bough Breaks”, which was eventually adapted as a short movie.

Kellerman’s other admired books include Over The Edge, Time Bomb, Devil’s Waltz, The Clinic, The Murder Book, Compulsion, Deception, A Cold Heart, Double Homicide, True Detectives, and many other thrilling books.

He owns a mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

#28 Jon Krakauer

Jon Krakauer

Net Worth- $35 Million

An avid mountaineer and a novelist, Jon Krakauer has an estimated net worth of $35 million, which he has obtained by writing about the non-fiction mountain climbing and outdoors. His non-fictional work includes Under the Banner of Heaven, Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, and various articles for magazines.

He lives with his family in Boulder, Colorado.


#29 Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks

Net Worth- $30 Million

Author of several romantic fiction novels, Nicholas Sparks has an approximate net worth of $30 million. He has, till date, written seventeen books and most of them are on the bestsellers list. Some of his novels, like The Last Song, The Notebook, and Safe Heaven have been adapted to movies.

Nicholas’ well liked books are- The Best of Me, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian,  Message in a Bottle, The Rescue, and many others. Nicholas is also working on a supernatural drama that will be aired on ABC network.

He lives in a beautiful 24,000-square feet waterfront house in New Bern, North Carolina.

#30 Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz

Net Worth- $30 Million

Jayne Ann Krentz, with a net worth of $30 million, is an American novelist, popular for writing in romantic, suspense and fantasy genres. After facing many hardships and rejections for her novels for six years, she is now the bestseller author and has pioneered in her own genre of writing. Jayne used seven pseudonyms for writing novels in different genres, and they all were in the string of New York Times bestsellers. She has also been awarded  the prestigious “Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies”.

Jayne’s admired books include Power Play, Spellbound, Double Dealing, The Desperate Game, The Fatal Fortune, Amaryllis, Orchid, Ghost Hunter, Dark Light, Burning Lamp, Body Guard, Golden Goddess, The Silver Snare, and many more.

She lives in Seattle, United States.

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