Top 50 Richest Authors

#31 George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin

Net Worth- $65 Million

George Raymond Richard Martin is an American novelist, TV producer, and screenwriter. He has a flair of writing horror, fantasy and science fiction novels. George is widely known for his famous book- “A Song of Ice and Fire”. Possessing a net worth of $65 million, he also works as a co-executive producer for a famous show on HBO, named “Game of Thrones”. Martin also writes for shows, like “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Twilight Zone”.

Some of his popular novels are- Dying of the Light, Windhaven, Fevre Dream, A Dance with Dragons, A Clash of Kings, A Feast for Crows, Hunter’s Run, and others.

Being a modest person, he still lives in an unpretentious home in Santa Fe, New Mexico and drives an old Mazda RX-7.

#32 Nelson DeMille

Nelson DeMille

Net Worth- $25 Million

Nelson DeMille is an ex- Lieutenant in the United States Army and a novelist, who is known for writing crime fictions and thrillers. He has a net worth of $25 million, and his prominent writings include Word of Honor, The Panther, The General’s Daughter, The Talbot Odyssey, Cathedral, The Gold Coast, Plum Island, The Charm School, and others. Some of them have also been adapted into movies.

DeMille resides in hillside Tudor mansion worth $4 million, located in Garden City, New York.

#33 Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert

Net Worth- $25 Million

Elizabeth Gilbert is an American author, memoirist and essayist with a net worth of $25 million. She has acquired her net worth as a writer and journalist for various magazines. Elizabeth has written and won numerous awards for her well-liked short stories, memoirs, biographies, and novels. Some of her famous books are- Pilgrims, Stern Men, The Last American Man, and Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage. Her most significant and well known work is “Eat, Pray, Love” which spent 199 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, and eventually, adapted into a movie, starring Julia Roberts.

Gilbert, with her husband, lives in a small town of Frenchtown, New Jersey.

#34 Cecily von Ziegesar

Cecily von Ziegesar

Net Worth- $25 Million

Cecily von Ziegesar is an American novelist, who is well-known for the series of a young adult novel “Gossip Girl”, which became equally popular as a television show. She has a net worth of $25 million, which she has earned through her writing in the genres of comedy, romance, drama and short stories. Her famous novel series are The It Girl, Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl: The Carlyles, and Cum Laude.


#35 Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben

Net Worth- $25 Million

Harlan Coben is an American author, who is renowned for writing mystery and suspense novels. He has a net worth of $25 million, which he acquired by writing novels, like Miracle Cure and Play Dead. For his mystery fiction, Coben won an Anthony Award, an Edgar Award, and a Shamus Award. His writings include Mickey Bolitar series, Myron Bolitar series, and several stand-alone novels, like Tell No One, No Second Chance, The Innocent, Hold Tight, Stay Close, and many others.

He currently lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey with his paediatrician wife and children.

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