Top 10 Most Earning Authors of 2012

Top 10 Most Earning Authers 2013The present century has many authors in the market but only some among them has managed to win the hearts of the public. Interesting and catchy plot, deep story line etc contributes to the popularity of any book which directly benefits its author. The given list mentions some of the most earning authors of 2012

List of Top 10 Most Earning Authors of 2012

Rank Author Earnings
1 James Patterson $94 million
2 Stephen King $39 million
3 Janet Evanovich $33 million
4 John Grisham $26 million
5 Jeff Kinney $25 million
6 Bill O’Reilly $24 million
7 Nora Roberts $23 million
8 Danielle Steel $22.5 million
9 Suzanne Collins $20 million
10 Dean Koontz $19 million

Top Ten Most Earning Authors 2012

1. James Patterson
James B. Patterson born on 22nd March 1947, after retiring from advertisement in 1996 has dedicated his life to writing thrilling novels. With current earnings of $94 million he has published some of the famous novels such as Maximum ride, Daniel X Alex Cross series etc.

2. Stephen King
Stephen King’s name looms large while talking about contemporary fright, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy fiction. The 1949 born American author has an income of $39 million and is considered second in the list of top ten most earning authors. King has been honored with World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Society awards and many other notable awards.

3. Janet Evanovich
Under the pen name of Steffie Hall, Janet Evanovich has started the career of an author by writing short contemporary romance novels. Explosive Eighteen is her latest volume and she has earnings of $33 million.

4. John Grisham
Born on 8th February 1955, John Grisham is an American lawyer and author who is popular for legal thrillers and has earned a name among the most earned authors of 2012. By 2008 250 million copies of his books has been sold worldwide. A Galaxy British Book Awards winner, Grisham takes back home $26 million.

5. Jeff Kinney
Apart from being game designer, cartoonist and a producer, Jeff Kinney is also a well known author of children’s book with an income of $25 million. Jeffrey Kinney was born and grew up in Fort Washington and is the creator of the child oriented website Poptropica.

6. Bill O’Reilly
William James “Bill” O’Reilly is the sixth author with a high earning of $24 million. Bill is also an American television host and political commentator who were born on 10th September 1949.

7. Nora Roberts
Nora Robert is a popular bestselling American author who has written almost 209 romantic novels. The first author to be inducted into the “Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame”, Nora earns $23 million annually and has secured a name in the records of top ten most earning authors.

8. Danielle Steel
Born as Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel on 14th August 1947, Danielle is an American novelist who has given to the world a huge collection of romantic volumes and mainstream dramas. Till yet she has sold over 800 million of copies and is also among the most earning authors with $22.5 million home takings.

9. Suzanne Collins
Best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling series The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins is a television writer and novelist from America. With an annual profit of $20 million, she is the ninth most earning author of 2012 who has received a number of accolades also.

10. Dean Koontz
A well known suspense thriller narrator, Dean Koontz was born on 9th July 1946 and many of his works has appeared in New York Times Bestseller list. Koontz wrote under a number of pen names in his early days of career. At present his earnings is $19 million and DemonSeed, Watchers, Hideaway etc are notable works of his.

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