When we talk of prominent people in the United States, we must consider Rick Riordan. This is an American author and politician who lives to be an inspiration for a large number of young citizens who beat about the bush to get success. Prominence, in this case, refers to a person with a big name and a high net worth value. By walking through his early life and biography, career, awards, nominations, earnings and net worth 2018, we will come out with a clear picture
Early Life & Biography
In 1964, 5th June, the parents of this 54 years old icon welcomed him to this world. His place of birth was the famous San Antonio, Texas. In this same place, Riordan grew up.
On graduation from Alamo Heights High School, Rick first went to learn music at North Texas State. His intention in this music school was to become a guitarist. Later on, he went to study English and History at the University of Texas, Austin. In San Antonio University, Rick received his teaching certification in the two subjects. He then became a teacher of the same duo at Presidio Hill School, San Francisco.
Rick like other men wanted someone to stay with as man and wife. During his quest, he met Beck Riordan in 1985. Their wedding was held on the couple’s shared birthday. The two have two sons namely Haley and Patrick. In 2013, the family left San Antonio for Boston.
Haley is famous in the life of his parents as he is the one who inspired the Percy Jackson Series. After moving to Boston, there was the entry to the college of Patrick, the younger son of the family.
Career, Awards & Nominations
For his son Haley, Rick conceived the idea for the Percy Jackson as the bedtime stories on ancient Greek heroes. He published his first novel in the series of The Lightning Thief in 2005. It was followed by four sequels last being The Last Olympian in 2009.
Before Percy Jackson series, Rick had authored Tres Navarre series which were mystery novels ideal for adult readers. Twentieth Century Fox purchased his Percy Jackson and the Olympian series rights and released a feature film in 2010.
Riordan went ahead to create The Kane Chronicles and The Heroes of Olympus. He helped create the children book series known as the 39 Clues.
This man has managed to seize many awards. They include Shamus Awards for the best first P1 novel and Antony Award for the paperback original for Big Red Tequila. That was in 1998. The following year, he received Edgar Award for the best paperback original for The Widower’s Two Step. In 2008 and 2009, Mark Twain Award honored this gentleman with two different awards. He has received over ten distinguished awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Rick Riordan has an outstanding net worth of $38 million. The wealth has been accumulated through his total commitment in his line of work. First of all, he is an author of many great series. The purchase of his book series rights is another incredible source of his net worth. He also runs an imprint headed by Stephanie Owens Lurie who works as an editor.
Rick Riordan started as a school teacher and then trained as a guitarist. He settled at his book writing career. He based it on history which was one of the subjects that he taught. After some time, his books improved to films. They sell at very competitive prices. For that reason, rick has reached where he is today.