Worldwide hailed as the bestselling author alive, Danielle Steel is an American author. If you’re a romantic person, you’re going to love her novels because she mainly writes romantic novels. He is the fourth bestselling fiction author of all time. With the fact, you can assume the popularity of this author. Let’s discuss the career, biography, and net worth of Danielle Steel in 2018.
Early life & biography
Danielle Steel was born on August 14, 1947, in New York City to a well-off family. Her full name is Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein Steel. Her father was a Jewish-German, and her mother was a Portuguese. When she was eight years old, her parents separated. She stayed with her father who looked after her. After completing her high school from a local school, she enrolled at Lycee Francais De New York. She also learned fashion design and literature design at New York University.
One of best romance novelists in the world is not having smooth romantic relationships in her real life. Danielle married five times in her life, and every time, she ended up with a divorce. With her all five marriages, she has total of seven kids. Her husband’s names are Claude-Eric Lazard (1965-74), Danny Zugelder (1975-78), William George Toth (1978-81), John Trina (1981-96), and Thomas J Perkins (1998-2002). Right now, she is a single mother and leading a happy life with her kids. Her marriage with John Trina was the most successful one.
Career, awards & nominations
Danielle had got the exceptional writing knacks since her childhood, and she had also interest in writing, but she never knew that she was going to be one the greatest novelists in the world. After completing her education, she started working in a public relations agency. Here, one of her client, who was blown away by her writing, encouraged her to try her career in writing. She took it seriously and moved to San Francisco to make her career in the same. After several rejections, her first novel titled ‘Passion’s Promise’ finally published in 1977.
In 1979, she released her second romantic novel which propelled her popularity. As her popularity grew, Danielle increased the numbers of novels in a year. She worked day in and day out and published many novels. Most of them were loved by the readers as well by the critics. Thus, she got the label of a prolific novelist. When she gained a massive success as a romantic novelist, she tried her hands in children’s fictions and here again, success came to her.
The legendary author is the recipient of several prestigious awards. She has achieved ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ and ‘Lucien Barriere Literary Award’. She has also won ‘distinguished service in mental health award’ for her social services.
Net worth & earnings
At present, there would hardly be any author as successful as Danielle Steel. She has written 165 books and 141 novels, out of which nearly 50 novels were the bestselling novels. She has sold over 800 million copies of her works that have been translated into 43 languages and sold in around 70 countries. With these jaw-dropping figures, you can have an idea about her net worth. Well, as of today, the celebrated author holds a whopping net worth of $415 million which she has made solely through her writing career.
Many of her novels have been adopted for the films and TV shows. Her most popular works are Kaleidoscope, Her Bright Life, Crossings, A Perfect Stranger, Danielle Steel’s Heart Beat, and Family Album.