James Patterson Net Worth is $800 Million (as of 2020)
It has been calculated that the overall size of James Patterson net worth today equals to 350 million dollars. In addition to his high net worth, it is also known that his annual earnings are also high and reach 90 million dollars. Thus, this sum of money also adds up to the total sum of James Patterson net worth. He has become famous because of his career as an author.
James Patterson’s Salary: $90 Million Per Year
|Net Worth:||$800 Million|
|Age:||74 years old|
|Date of birth:||Mar 22, 1947|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Novelist, Author, Film Producer, Television producer|
He was born in New York in 1947. James Patterson is mostly known because of his novels about Alex Cross, which has evolved into a series, too. Other book series for which he is also well known include “Witch and Wizard”, “Michael Bennett”, “Maximum Ride”, “Women’s Murder Club” and “Daniel X”. In addition to writing them, he has also created some non-fiction and romance novels. The popularity of them has become very huge and the sales of them have also added up to the total amount of James Patterson net worth. More than 300 million copies of his books have been sold on an international scale and such sales can also serve as a proof of a high James Patterson net worth.
Talking about his education, James Patterson was studying at Manhattan College, where he earned his BA degree in English. He also was studying at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, where he got his MA degree in English, as well.
After graduation, James Patterson started to work in advertising firm, however, in 1996 he decided to quit this job because he wanted to focus on his career as a writer. In 1976 his first book was published which was called “The Thomas Berryman Number”. This book was also the first book in which his famous protagonist Alex Cross appeared. Since that time, James Patterson has written 95 novels. In addition, 19 books out of those 95 landed in the top place on the New York Times Best Seller list. In addition, James Patterson has set some records, such as having the most selling books in a hard cover by a single author in New York Times Best Seller list. It amounts to 76 books and this is also a record in the Guinness World Records book. In the past years, his books have been selling better than those of John Grishman, Dan Brown and Stephen King combined. Thus, it also proves that the sales of his books are a vital source of James Patterson net worth.