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11 Of The World’s Highest-Paid Authors 2016
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Published: Aug 4, 2016

Forbes released their annual list of the highest paid authors. “Earnings estimates are compiled by examining print, ebook and audiobook sales from Nielsen BookScan figures, considering TV and movie earnings and talking to authors, agents, publishers and other experts. Earnings are tabulated from June 2015 to June 2016 and are pretax; other fees are not deducted.” Here’s a list of the top 11 authors:

1. James Patterson – $95 million

Source: Brian Harkin
Source: Brian Harkin

2. Jeff Kinney – $19.5 million

Source: bostonglobe.com
Source: bostonglobe.com

3. J.K. Rowling – $19 million

Source: Telegraph
Source: Telegraph

4. John Grisham – $18 million

Source: amazonadviser.com
Source: amazonadviser.com

5. Stephen King $15 million

Source: thedailybeast.com
Source: thedailybeast.com

5. Danielle Steel – $15 million

Source: abcnews.go.com
Source: abcnews.go.com

5. Nora Roberts – $15 million

Source: play.google.com
Source: play.google.com

8. E.L. James – $14 million

Source: ibtimes.com
Source: ibtimes.com

9. Veronica Roth – $10 million

Source: thefandom.net
Source: thefandom.net

9. John Green – $10 million

Source: theodysseyonline.com
Source: theodysseyonline.com

9. Paula Hawkins – $10 million

Source: elpais.cr
Source: elpais.cr