Craft with the words is his forte that is he is a wordsmith. Gosh! One can’t imagine the amount of money he has made from his pen. He is counted among the wealthiest authors in the world. He has more than 50 literary awards to his name like British Fantasy Society Awards and Bram Stoker Awards. He is Stephen King. Let’s try to know the net worth and earning of Stephen King in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Stephen King was born on 21st September 1947 to Donald Edward King and Nellie Ruth in Portland. His father was a merchant seaman by profession. He was brought up by his mother after his father left the family. He has an elder sibling named David. The family constantly moved finally settling in Durham. He is spiritual and upholds his Methodist beliefs. He was enrolled at the Durham Elementary School and later went on to Lisbon Falls High School. He received his B.A. degree in English from the University of Maine.
Stephen exchanged wedding vows with Tabitha Spruce in the year 1971. The couple has three children and four grandkids. His two sons are writers too, and his daughter is a minister in a church.
Stephen was a severe drug addict until the 80s. He stopped the consumption of all kinds of addictions including alcohol.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Stephen King began his writing career in 1967 with his first story “The Glass Floor” for Startling Mystery Stories. He struggled to find a teaching job and eventually gave up on being a teacher. He continued publishing stories in Cavalier, a men’s magazine. He also wrote for another men’s magazine, Adam. Stephen’s first novel “Carrie” was published in the year 1973.
He came out with his next work titled “Salem’s Lot” in 1975. He published “The Shining” and “The Stand” in 1977 and 1978, respectively. Stephen’s next turn in career came when he began writing for comics in 1985. He wrote for “Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men.” He started work on “The Dark Tower Series” in the decade of 1970s and continued to publish the epic series for the next four decades.
Stephen also published works like “Rage,” “The Running Man,” “Thinner” and many more under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
Stephen experimented with the digital medium as well with his horror novel “The Plant.” His second work “Riding the Bullet” in digital format came out in 2000. In collaboration with Amazon, he published “Ur” for Amazon Kindle. His recent works include “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” and “Sleeping Beauties.”
Stephen also appeared in films such as “Creepshow.” When it comes to feathers in his hat, you name it he has it. He has a lot many accolades.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, Stephen King has an estimated net worth of $430 million. He made this money because till date more than 350 million copies of his work have been sold. Stephen’s “Carrie” fetched him a sum of $400,000 from paperback rights of the same. Many of his published works have been made into films which too got him a handsome amount in his hands. He also figured in the list of Forbes.
Stephen’s success story defines that you must look at your passion. Who would have thought that one could not only get fame but a great deal of wealth just by writing? This story correctly signifies the proverb “A pen is mightier than the sword.” Do what you find inspirational. Stephen also doubted his initial success and wrote under a pseudonym. But it was not a chance success rather his diligent writing that proved to be successful even under his pseudonym.