Brandon Sanderson is a fantasy and science fiction writer who holds an American nationality. He became famous for the Cosmere universe, on which he had based most of his adult fantasy books. He has also been able involved with the series by the name The Wheel of Time. Here is a quick summary of Brandon Sanderson’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Brandon Sanderson Early Life
Sanderson was born in the year 1975 on December 19th. He got to grow up in Lincoln, Nebraska in the United States of America. He did complete his high school studies after which he proceeded to join Brigham Young University. Here, he pursued a degree in English literature and also creative writing. In the year 2008, he began a podcast with the author Dan Wells and also a cartoonist Howard Tayler that was dubbed Writing Excuses. It did revolve around several topics. Among them creating genre writing and also Webcomics.
He developed a passion for reading high fantasy books while in his early teens. He did try to write several books of his own. After he did complete his high school studies and did join the university, he did take some time off from the University to be able to serve as a volunteer in church ministry. He was able to serve as a desk clerk at a particular local restaurant.
After he did complete his first degree, he went on to join M.F.A degree in the year 2005. Sanderson got married in the year 2006 to Emily Bushman. His wife was an English teacher. Together, the couple has been blessed with three children. The family currently lives in American Fork, Utah.
Brandon Sanderson Career
Sanderson began to take writing seriously when he was pursuing his undergraduate studies. By the year 2003, he had been able to write a total of twelve novels. However, they were unpublished. While he was still pursuing his first degree, an editor of Tor Books got in touch with him with the main of wanting to acquire one of his books.
The editor’s name was Moshe Feder. This script that wanted to be acquired was his sixth, and it was dubbed ‘Elantris.’ They agreed, and Elantris published in the year 2005 by Tor Books. This novel did receive very high ratings as well as many positive reviews.
He published his second book in the year 2007. This book got to be titled ‘The Well of Ascension.’ In the same year, Sanderson was able to publish a children’s novel ‘Alcatraz Versus, the Evil Librarians.’ In the year 2008, he went on to publish his third book that was titled ‘The Hero of Ages.’
His career in writing continued to rise, and in the year 2009, he went on to publish War breaker. He got to be selected by the family of Robert Jordan to help in completing a final book of Jordan epic fantasy series. Over a long period, he has been able to work on multiple books.
Awards and Achievements
Sanderson has had a very excellent career as a writer. He has been able to author several books that have been able to help him win various awards as well as receive multiple nominations. Among the awards that he has been able to win includes, Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award, UPC Science Fiction Award, Whitney Awards, David Gemmell Legend Award and many more.
Net worth of Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson has a net worth of over $8.5 million. This wealth has been generated from his expansive career in writing. He has proven beyond reasonable doubts that he is not just an ordinary writer. He has become a guru in his genre of fantasy writing.
Sanderson has given it all to his career. He has worked very hard to achieve all that he has. He has been a true example that if you put focus and hard work to your dreams that you can be able to achieve it all. It will be interesting to see what he is working on currently.