Written by Jenny Brady on Friday, August 10th, 2012

Forbes has released its list of the World’s Top-Earning Authors. On this year’s list, James Patterson reigns supreme by a wide margin, followed by Stephen King.

The top 15 top-earning authors are listed below:

  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 – $23 million
  9. Suzanne Collins – $20 million
  10. Dean Koontz – $19 million
  11. J.K. Rowling – $17 million
  12. George R.R. Martin – $15 million
  13. Stephenie Meyer – $14 million
  14. Ken Follett – $14 million
  15. Rick Riordan – $13 million

There are thousands of starving authors out there, but the ones who are doing great are definitely far from from starving.


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