Top 50 Richest Authors

#41 Leeza Gibbons

Leeza Gibbons

Net Worth- $40 Million

A television presenter and talk show host, Leeza Gibbons has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Her own show “Leeza” ran for over seven years and was a big hit. Leeza also successfully anchored “Extra” and “Entertainment Tonight”.

Apart from her career as a TV host, Leeza is also a keen writer and has also instigated her range of makeup products, called Sheer Cover, marketed and advertised by the company Guthy-Renker. Her acclaimed book is, “Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss”.

She owns a gorgeous 11,137-square-foot Hollywood Hills compound, which is well-festooned with all sorts of luxuries. This lavish house is in the market for $6.85 million.

#42 Martin Handford

Martin Handford

Net Worth- $20 Million

Martin Handford is an author and elucidator of the children’s books. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million, which he has earned through his writing and as the creator of the book, “Where’s Wally”, which was later adapted into a popular comic strip as well as an animation series. He gained much popularity in 1980s with this comic series.  Some of his other significant and entertaining books are- The Magnificent Poster Book, The Fantastic Journey, The Wonder Book, The Incredible Paper Chase, The Ultimate Fun Book, Plundering Pirates, The Great Picture Hunt, and Fighting Knights.

#43 David Chilton

David Chilton

Net Worth- $20 Million

A speaker and writer, David Chilton had a net worth of $20 million. He was a famous television star and bestselling author in Canada. His writing work was primarily focused on the financial topics. His self published book “The Wealthy Barber” did a business of millions. Other than finance, he used to write books on low fat cuisine recipes. These books and recipes were eventually the part of a television show.

David Chilton also marked his appearance as one of the judges on “Dragon’s Den”, Canadian Broadcasting Company show. In 1997, he died of heart attack.

#44 Robert Crumb

Robert Crumb

Net Worth- $20 Million

Robert Crumb is an American musician and cartoonist with a net worth of $20 million. In his childhood, he began drawing comics with his brother. In 1986, he came out with his first successful comic- “Zap Comix”. Since then, he has created some of the most popular and contentious strips of comics and comic characters, which encompasses Mr. Natural, Keep on Truckin’, Fritz the Cat, and Weirdo.

Robert has won a number of prominent awards for his contributions to the entertainment industry. Presently, he resides in southern France.

#45 Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer

Net Worth- $20 Million

Brad Meltzer is a famous American author and screenwriter, having a net worth of $20 million. His style of writing includes political thriller, non-fiction and superhero fantasy. After being rejected 24 times for his first novel “Fraternity”, he got his second book “Tenth Justice” listed on the New York Times bestseller. Since then,  Brad  slowly became reader’s favourite and written various literary books, like Dead Even, The Millionaires, The Book of Lies, The Inner Circle, The Zero Game, The First Counsel, and The Book of Fate. He was also honoured with Eisner Award for Best Single Issue (or One -Shot) in 2008.

Presently, Brad Meltzer lives in Florida with his wife.

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