The Highest Paid Authors in the World

It’s been almost a decade, but J.K. ROWLING has returned to the top of “Forbes'” list of the World’s Highest Paid Authors.  She pulled in $95 MILLION over the past year from various sources . . .


Mainly the stage production of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, and the Harry Potter attractions at Universal Studios.  Here’s the Top 10:


1.  J.K. Rowling, $95 million.

2.  James Patterson, $87 million.

3.  Jeff Kinney, $21 million.  (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid”)

4.  Dan Brown, $20 million.  (“The Da Vinci Code”)

5.  Stephen King, $15 million.

6.  (tie)  John Grisham and Nora Roberts, $14 million.

8.  Paula Hawkins, $13 million.  (“The Girl on the Train”)

9.  E.L. James, $11.5 million.  (“50 Shades of Grey”)

10.  (tie)  Danielle Steele and Rick Riordan, $11 million.  (Rick wrote the “Percy Jackson” books.)