The author is seventy-five years old James Patterson He built his career writing hundreds of novels and children’s books, many of which have become bestsellers since his early twenties.
newly, Patterson He recently sparked controversy while promoting one of his recent books by saying that white male writers are being subjected to “just another form of racism”, during an interview with the Sunday Times in London.
He later apologized for the statement, saying on his social media pages that he did not believe that “racism is practiced against white writers.” Adding, “Please know that I am very supportive of hearing a variety of voices – in literature, in Hollywood, everywhere.”
However, the persistence of his works has made him one of the richest authors in the world. FOX Business is deepening his net worth.
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To date, Patterson’s fortune rivals that of great authors including J.K. Rowling.
in 2020, Forbes appreciates He raised $80 million for the year, making him probably the highest-paid author in America, having sold nearly 5 million books in the US between June 2019 and June 2020.
In 2019, he finished second, right behind JK Rowling Forbes List One of the highest paid authors in the world, raising $70 million.
According to Forbes magazine, his net worth is estimated at $800 million in 2018.
Patterson has already published 319 books. About 109 of them were New York Times bestseller, According to its publisher, Hachette Book Group. Several of his books have also been made into films or series such as “Alex Cross” or “The Postcard Killings”.
Patterson has sold 425 million copies worldwide, however, his bestselling book was “Along Came a Spider”.
His most recent memoir James Patterson: Stories of My Life Released earlier this month. The book delves into how Patterson grew up in a small town in New York to eventually become “the world’s most successful writer”.
Patterson has many books to come Which is scheduled to be launched until November 2022.
“The President Is Missing” co-written with Bill Clinton and “Run, Rose, Run” co-written with Dolly Parton were some of his most notable collaborations.
He has also worked with numerous authors including J.D. Barker, Candice Fox, Maxine Paetro, Andrew Gross, Mark Sullivan, Ashwin Sanghi, Michael Ledwidge, Howard Roughan and Peter de Jonge.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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