Patterson, Rowling and King

These Authors Make Bank!

Forbes has just released its list of highest paid authors for the years 2017. Here they are below: 

 

11. Rick Riordan (The ‘Percy Jackson’ Series)

Earnings:  $11 million

 

Rick Riordan

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10. Danielle Steel (‘The Duchess’)

Earnings: $11 million 

 

Danielle Steel

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9. E. L. James (‘Fifty Shades of Grey’) 

Earnings: $11.5 million

 

E.L. James

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8. Paula Hawkins (‘The Girl On the Train’)

Earnings: $13 million 

 

Paula Hawkins

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7. Nora Roberts (‘Come Sundown’)

Earnings: $14 million

 

Nora Roberts

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6. John Grisham (‘The Firm’)

Earnings: $14 million

 

John Grisham

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5. Stephen King (‘The Dark Tower’ Series)

Earnings : $15 million 

 

Stephen King

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4. Dan Brown (‘The Da Vinci Code’)

Earnings: $20 million

 

Dan Brown

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3. Jeff Kinney (‘Diary of A Whimpy Kid’) 

Earnings: $21 million

 

Jeff Kinney

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2. James Patterson (‘Along Came A Spider’)

Earnings: $87 million

 

James Patterson

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1. J.K. Rowling (The ‘Harry Potter’ Series)

Earnings: $95 million 

 

J.K. Rowling

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