The planet Earth’s best-selling author is James Patterson. The novelist blessed the world with a deluge of fictional characters from Alex Cross the psychologist to Michael Bennett, the detective. The famous mystery writer has also created a series of children and young adult books.
James Patterson, a one-man publishing machine holds the Guinness World Record for the highest rank in the No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. James is also a philanthropist. He has denoted a million of books to the students. He has established many scholarship programs and some websites to help the new generation. Let’s find out more about how much is James Patterson’s net worth in 2018.
James Patterson Early Life
Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York on March 22, 1947. James completed his graduation in 1969 from Manhattan College. He started his writings at his young age of 19. He went for his masters at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. But he left the PhD program, to add one more name to the list of successful millionaire college dropouts.
In 1997 he got married to Sue Solie, an Art director. James and Sue had gifted with a baby boy within a year of their wedlock.
Currently, he is living with Sue and Jack at a fabulous place in Palm Beach, Florida. James works seven days a week from his home. It is his artistic style that he only uses pencils to put down his imagination on paper. He never writes on a computer. It is the reluctant behaviour of his son towards books that had pushed him to write the middle school series. Jack is his new young inspiration indeed.
James Patterson Career, Awards & Achievement
James Patterson started his career as a junior copywriter at an ad agency J. Walter Thompson in New-York. The copywriter turns in the CEO of the same company very quickly.
He finished his first novel in 1976 “The Thomas Berryman Number”. After getting 31 rejections, finally, it got published by Little, Brown.
His famous award-winning bestseller thrillers are Alex Cross Series, Women’s murder club, Private, and witch and wizard series.
James created Jacky ha-ha, I Funny, Treasure Hunter and middle school series to turn kids onto books. He also created amazing TV ads for creatively marketing and promoting his books.
Awards & Achievements
James Patterson has sold an estimate of 350 million books till date worldwide. He has put his ideas and outline in hundreds of novels from 1976. His awards winning journey started from “the Edgar Award for Best First Novel”.
The Alex Cross series novel “Along Came a Spider” was his first New York Times bestseller in 1993. His recent awards are mainly for the kids’ section stories. Children’s Choice Book Awards, Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice awards and many more. He has bestowed with The National Book Foundation’s 2015 Literary Award for his outstanding Service.
James’ website ReadkiddoRead.com is the winner of the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids.
Net Worth of James Patterson
With an estimated earning of $90 million per year, James has a net worth of $750 million.
James and Sue have awarded multiple scholarships to students of under-resourced schools. James Patterson also produced many movies and TV series for those who want to see rather than read. His productions are Alex Cross, Sundays at Tiffany’s, and TV series Instinct and Women’s murder club.
James is also the Vice Chairman of the Board for WXEL-TV public TV station of Florida.
With a million e-book sold so far, the record of highest number of # 1 Best-selling Novels and a beautiful place to live in; James still works 7 days a week, is unbelievable.
James faced many critics, but he never bothered by any such things. He is an inspiration to everyone who lost hope, who thinks they got their limits. For James Sky is the limit.