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The World’s Highest Paid Authors

Money, money, money! Writers probably don’t go into the business to make millions, but sometimes it happens. With a little bit of luck and good writing, you could make it on this list too! Here are the world’s highest paid authors, according to Forbes. From June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016, here’s how much they made.

1) James Patterson ($95 million)

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2) Jeff Kinney ($19.5 million)

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3) J.K. Rowling ($19 million) 

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4) John Grisham ($18 million)

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5) TIE

Stephen King ($15 million) 

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Nora Roberts ($15 million)

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Danielle Steel ($15 million) 

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8) E.L. James ($14 million)

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9) TIE 

Paula Hawkins ($10 million) 

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John Green ($10 million)

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Veronica Roth ($10 million)

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12) TIE

Dan Brown ($9.5 million)

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Rick Riordan ($9.5 million)

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George R.R. Martin ($9.5 million)

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