Robert Lawrence Stine, who is sometimes referred as Eric Affabee and Jovial Bob Stine, is a novelist, television producer, executive editor and a short story writer. Stine has been nicknamed as ‘Stephen King of the Children’s Literature’ and is an author with hundreds of horror novels which does include ‘Fear Street’ and ‘Mostly Ghostly.’ Some of the other works that he has created does include Space Cadet’s trilogy and two Hark gamebooks. He has been able to sell over 400 million copies. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth and earnings of R. L. Stine in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Stine was born in the year 1943 on October 8th in Columbus Ohio. He is son of Lewis Stine, who is a shipping clerk and Feinstein Anne. He grew up in the Bexley, Ohio and his family has been known to be Jewish. He started his writing career since the age of nine years when he was a typewriter in the attic. That was when he started to joke books and type stories. He graduated from the Ohio State University in the year 1965 with a degree in English. While at the University, he edited OSU humour magazine for three years. Later on, he moved to the New York City where he pursued a career as a writer.
Stine is a family man and has been married to Jane Waldhorn, who is an editor and a writer that co-founded the Parachute Press in the year 1983. The couple has been blessed with one child by the name Matthew. Matthew was born in the year 1980 on June 7th and works in the Music Industry.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Stine has written dozens of the humour books for the kids under Jovial Bob Stine and came up humour magazine ‘Bananas.’ This magazine was created for the teenagers and was published by the Scholastic Press for the seventy issues between 1975 and the year 1984 plus the various books ‘Yearbooks’ and the paperback books. Stine served as an editor and got to be responsible for most of the writing.
Other writers who contributed included Robert Leighton and the Jane Samuels. In the year 1986, Stine wrote his debut horror novel that was known as Blind Date and was later followed by other novels that included ‘The Babysitter,’ Beach House and ‘The Girlfriend.’
Also, he was the creator and also the head writer for Nickelodeon Network television show ‘Eureka Castle.’ In the year 1989, Stine began writing ‘Fear Street Books.’ Before the launch of Goosebumps series could happen, he authored several humorous science fiction books, and one of the books was titled ‘Jerks in Training’ and ‘Losers in Space’.
In the year 1992, Stine launched the Goosebumps together. What followed was a Goosebumps television series that got to run four seasons and three video games. In 1995, he wrote a novel that was suited for the adult and it was titled ‘Superstitious.’ Since then, he has published three other novels that do include ‘The Sitter, Eye Candy’ and the ‘Red Rain.’
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of R. L. Stine is estimated to be over $210 million. This wealth has been generated from the many books that he has written. In the mid-1990s, Forbes ranked him among the best-paid entertainers with an income average of around $41 million every year. He has managed to sell over four hundred million copies globally as of the year 2008.
His excellent skills when it comes to writing is what has seen him get awarded several awards. Among the best awards that he has won does include Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. His books are among the best selling in the world, and some of the books have been turned into movies.