Nicholas Sparks is a renown novelist and screenwriter from America. Many people all over the world know his work for he has published more than twenty novels with a record sale of over 100 million copies in the world. Several of his romantic- drama novels have earned him millions after being adapted to films. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of Nicholas Sparks in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
He was born Nicholas Charles Sparks on the 31st of December 1965. His birthplace was in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States of America. He was the second born child of Jill Emma Marie, who was a homemaker and Patrick Michael Sparks, who worked as a professor of business.
His other siblings were Michael Earl Sparks and Daniella ‘Dana’ Sparks, who passed away in 2000 after suffering from a brain tumor. Sparks said that she inspired one of the characters in one of his novels.
He attended Bella Vista High School, from where he graduated in 1984. He got a scholarship from the University of Notre Dame for track and field, and he enrolled and majored in Business Finance. He started writing at the age of 19.
Sparks met his future wife to be in 1988 at New Hampshire. On the 22nd July 1989, the two tied the knot. They had a happy marriage, and they were blessed with five children; twin daughters and three sons. In January 2015, the two announced their separation and finally divorced.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Sparks began writing at the age of 19 after his mother made some remarks on him about trying to write something to kill boredom. He wrote his very first novel titled ‘The Passing’ in 1985, but never got published. In 1989 he wrote another one ‘The Royal Murders,’ which too was not published.
After graduating from college, Sparks searched for publishers to work with as well as law schools with no avail. He ended up doing other minor jobs like waiting tables, selling denture products, real estate appraisals among others.
He co-wrote a novel with Billy Mills which sold over 50,000 copies on the first year of its release. The first novel that Sparks wrote and got published was titled ‘The Notebook’ in 1995. The reception was amazing, and within its first of release, it made to the ‘New York Times’ best-seller list. That was just the beginning, and the author never looked back. Today he has over 20 novels credited to his name. 11 of those have been on the top of New York Times bestsellers list.
Some of the novels that were adapted into films are ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘Dear John,’ ‘The Choice,’ ‘The Notebook,’ among many others. He may not have won an international award, but the whole world recognizes his work. His novel ‘The Last Song,’ earned him a Goodreads Choice Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The much-celebrated author has a net worth of $35 million. His wealth is solely from his career as an author. The novels that have been adopted into films has brought him many millions to add to his value. Most of his books are best sellers, and all this amounts to his impressive fortune.
Nicholas Sparks is today a household name when it comes to novels. He is well known not only at home but in the globe at large. His work is commendable, and he is also active in giving back to society. He is very generous and is involved in several charitable organizations. We can tell him to keep up his outstanding work.