Top 50 Richest Authors

#36 Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield

Net Worth- $20 Million

Jack Canfield is an author and motivational speaker with an estimated net worth of $20 million. He is widely known for his contributions in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which is a blockbuster and has currently sold about 112 million copies in more than 40 languages.

Jack is also the founder of The Transformational Leadership Counsel, and the Foundation for Self Esteem. He has appeared in many talk shows and has written several popular books, like The Success Principles, Heart at Work, Stepping Stones to Success, etc.

Canfield primarily resides in Santa Barbara and also possesses a beachfront house in Hawaii, which is listed for $7.5 million.

#37 Leigh Anne Tuohy

Leigh Anne Tuohy

Net Worth- $25 Million

Protagonist of the bestseller non-fictional novel, “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game” and lead character of its film adaption, Leigh Anne Tuohy has a net worth of $25 million. Apart from this novel, she has earned her wealth from various other sources. Leigh and her husband own more than 85 franchised fast food of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Long John Silver’s.

Leigh also works as an interior decorator and gives her appearance in a reality show series on ABC network, called Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Her connection with the book has made her bring in a lot of success and recognition in the career of interior designing.

Leigh Anne Tuohy lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband.

#38 Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Net Worth- $24 Million

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winner, is an author and English professor with a net worth of $24 million. Her position as a professor of English and her writings are the major contributors towards her net worth. Amongst Toni’s best known novels are Beloved, Sula, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon. In 2012, she was also privileged with the distinction of receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Toni also writes literature for children, articles, plays and non-fictional books. Though, her genre of writing is the African American literature. Her other notables are The Book of Mean People, Paradise, Jazz, A Mercy, The Black Book, The Big Box, Dreaming Emmett, Desdemona, Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, and many more.

She lives in New York.

#39 Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby

Net Worth- $22 Million

Nick Hornby is an author, novelist, essayist, and screenwriter, who hails from England. He has a net worth of $22 million, which he has made by fulfilling his passion for writing. Hornby is generally recognized for “Fever Pitch”, a football memoir, which also made him won William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. His writings are adorned with sports, music, and fanatical lead characters.

Some of Nick’s famous works include High Fidelity, A Long Way Down, Juliet, Naked, Not a Star, Otherwise Pandemonium, The Polysyllabic Spree, Shakespeare Wrote for Money, Speaking with the Angel, and many more. Few of his novels have also been adapted into movies.

Nick Hornby resides in Highbury, North London, UK.

#40 Pattie Mallette

Pattie Mallette

Net Worth- $20 Million

More prominent as the mother of leading rock star “Justin Bieber”, Pattie Mallette is a Canada- born author, having a net worth of $20 million. Her life was never easy and she has grown up facing various adversities. Pattie was involved in all sorts of appalling activities in her young age, like drug addiction, alcoholism, and shoplifting. Though, she never married, but gave birth to Justin when she was 17 years old.

In 2012, Pattie Mallette got published her bestseller “Nowhere but Up”, which is about her life and hardships. It was on 17th place in the list of the New York Times bestseller. Pattie has also made various television appearances.

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