James Patterson Net Worth Is $300 Million
James Patterson is a world-renowned author, who’s mostly known for his continuous top-selling U.S. detective series about an American psychologist, Alex Cross. He has written great pieces such as the ‘Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Daniel X, Witch and Wizard and the Maximum Ride, among many other stand-alone thrillers, romance and non-fiction novels.
So far, Patterson’s books have sold over 280 million copies worldwide, making Patterson one of the most successful authors/writers in the world. His book sales in the U.S alone have exceeded $1.5 billion. The 66-year old author earned $90 million in three consecutive years (2010, 2011 and 2012). In 2009, he signed a deal to co-write or write six books for young adults and eleven books for adults by the end of 2012. Forbes publicized that the deal was worth not less than $150 million. Patterson currently has a net worth of $300 million.
Patterson was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York, and graduated from the Vanderbilt University with Master of Arts in English. He published his 1st novel, “The Thomas Berryman Number”, in 1976, and has written ninety-five novels since then. Patterson has had nineteen consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestselling novels. He also holds The New York Times record as well as the Guinness World Record for most bestselling hardcover titles (76), by a single author. He also holds various coveted awards such as the Children’s Choice Book Award for Author of the Year, International Thriller of the year Award and the BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year Award.
Patterson’s novels account for 1 in seventeen of all hardcover novels that are sold in the US. Recently, his novels have been selling more copies than those of Dan Brown, John Grisham and Stephen King combined. Patterson works hand-in-hand with various co-authors and often says that collaborating with other authors brings fresh and ideas to his stories. Patterson is married to Susan Patterson, with whom he has a son named Jack.