Top-Earning Authors

The 11 Top-Earning Authors Of 2017

Every year, Forbes announces the top-earning authors in the world.  Nearly half of the authors on 2017's list are women. Some of the perennial favourites have fallen off the list, including George R.R. Martin, John Green, and Veronica Roth. Hayley C. Cuccinello writes: 'For the first time…

The 14 Top-Earning Authors – 2016

Every year, Forbes announces the top-earning authors in the world. James Patterson, who heads this year's list, topped the list in 2015, 2014 and 2012, and EL James topped the list in 2013. These 14 writers earned $269 million over the last 12 months from their novels, with television and movie…

The 16 Top-Earning Authors – 2015

Every year, Forbes announces the top-earning authors in the world. James Patterson, who heads this year's list, topped the list in 2014 and 2012, and EL James topped the list in 2013 These 16 authors earned a combined $355 million between June 2014 and June 2015 before taxes or any fees.…

The 17 Top-Earning Authors – 2014

Forbes has announced the top-earning authors of 2014. John Green (The Fault in our Stars), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and Veronica Roth (Divergent) make their first appearances on the list. It is worth noting that authors of the fantasy and science fiction genre, with a…

The 16 Top-Earning Authors – 2013

Forbes has announced their top-earning authors for 2013. EL James - $95m James Patterson - $91m Suzanne Collins  - $55m Bill O’Reilly - $28m Danielle Steel - $26m Jeff Kinney - $24m Janet Evanovich - $24m Nora Roberts - $23m Dan Brown - $22m Stephen…

The 15 Top-Earning Authors – 2012

Forbes released their annual list of the world’s highest earning authors on 10 August 2012. Men still top the list of the world’s highest-earning authors, but this year it’s the women on the list who’ve been making the boldest moves. Here are the Top 15.…
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