Top Earning Authors Of 2016

The 14 Top-Earning Authors – 2016


Every year, Forbes announces the top-earning authors in the world. These are the top-earning authors of 2016.

Every year, Forbes announces the top-earning authors in the world. James Patterson, who heads this year’s list, topped the list in 20152014 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 adaptations helping sales.

The 14 Top Earning Authors Of 2016:

  1. James Patterson – $95 million
  2. Jeff Kinney – $19.5 million
  3. J. K. Rowling  – $19 million
  4. John Grisham – $18 million
  5. Stephen King – $15 million
  6. Nora Roberts – $15 million
  7. Danielle Steel – $15 million
  8. E L James – $14 million
  9. John Green – $10 million
  10. Veronica Roth – $10 million
  11. Paula Hawkins – $10 million
  12. Dan Brown – $9,5 million
  13. Rick Riordan – $9,5 million
  14. George R R Martin – $9,5 million

A new author on the list is Paula Hawkins. Her novel The Girl on the Train has topped bestseller lists, and the movie adaptation will be released later this year.

Read the full article here: Forbes

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by Amanda Patterson

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