James Patterson is a famous American author, film producer, novelist, television producer and philanthropist. Continue reading to find the net worth of James Patterson as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
James Patterson was born as James Brendan Patterson on 22nd March 1947 in Newburgh, New York, the United States. His mother, Isabelle (Morris) was a teacher. His father, Charles Patterson, was an insurance broker.
James Patterson completed his graduation with a B.A. in English from Manhattan College and did his M.A. in English from Vanderbilt University. He also enrolled himself for Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. James Patterson began his advertising job and spent his time in writing.
James Patterson and Susan Patterson are married, and they have a son named Jack Patterson. Nothing more is known about his personal life nor there are many controversies connected with him.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1976, James Patterson published ‘The Thomas Berryman Number,’ his first novel. In 1993, he published ‘Along Came A Spider,’ his bestseller detective novel where he had first introduced Alex Cross, the FBI Agent. Later, James Patterson used the character of Alex Cross in several books. These included 1995s ‘Kiss The Girls’, 1999s ‘Pop Goes the Weasel’, 2001s ‘Violets are Blue’, 2005s ‘Mary, Mary’ and 2006s ‘Cross’.
After his novel in 1976, James Patterson has written 147 novels of which 114 are considered New York Times bestsellers. Also, it ranks James Patterson as number 1 single author out of 67 authors. James Patterson has been recognized in Guinness World Record.
James Patterson’s novels are on top of the list of 17 novels sold in the US. Of late, he sells more books than Dan Brown, John Grisham and Stephen King combined. Approximately 305 million copies of books written by James Patterson have been sold globally. James Patterson replaced Jacqueline Wilson as the most borrowed author in British libraries (2008-2013). James Patterson is the first author who simultaneously has number 1 title on both The New York Times adult and children’s bestsellers lists. His two books are simultaneously on the Novel Tracker’s top-ten list.
James Patterson won many awards including Edgar Award, BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year, International Thriller of the Year Award, and Children’s Choice Book Award for Author of the Year.
In 2005, James Patterson founded James Patterson PageTurner Awards to donate over $100,000. The same year, the money was donated to people, Companies, schools, and other Institutions that find effective methods of spreading the excitement of reading books. In 2008, the PageTurner Awards was put on hold to concentrate on James Patterson’s new initiative, ReadKiddoRead.com hosted by Ning. This online site helps parents, teachers, and librarians to find the best books for children.
In September 2009, James Patterson signed a deal to write/co-write 11 adult’s books and six young adult’s books by 2012. FORBES reported the deal was worth $150 million and ranked him as number 16 in the list of authors.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The estimated net worth of James Patterson is $830 Million. His annual salary is $95 million. Most of his income comes from his work including Alex Cross, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, Michael Bennett, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Women’s Murder Club.
James Patterson owns ten luxury cars (Bentley, Porsche, and Aston Martin) worth $4 Million. Only recently, James Patterson bought a new Aston Martin luxury car spending $400,000. James Patterson owns five houses worth $180 Million.
James Patterson co-authors with Andrew Gross, Ashwin Sanghi, Candice Fox, Mark Sullivan, Maxine Paetro, Michael Ledwidge, and Peter de Jonge. In 2017, James Patterson and former US President Bill Clinton co-authored to write the crime fiction and novel, ‘The President Is Missing.’
James Patterson appeared on Fox TV show, ‘The Simpsons’ and various episodes of ‘Castle’ as himself.