The 15 Top-Earning Authors – 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.

  1. James Patterson: $94 million
  2. Stephen King: $39 million
  3. Janet Evanovich: $33 million
  4. John Grisham: $26 million
  5. Jeff Kinney: $25 million
  6. Bill O’Reilly: $24 million
  7. Nora Roberts: $23 million
  8. Danielle Steel: $23 million
  9. Suzanne Collins : $20 million
  10. Dean Koontz: $19 million
  11.  J. K. Rowling: $17 million
  12. George R R Martin: $15 million
  13. Stephenie Meyer: $14 million
  14. Ken Follett: $14 million
  15. Rick Riordan: $13 million

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