John Grisham is an American author and a dominant political figure of the country. He is also a trained lawyer, a profession he practised for a considerable period of time before moving on to bigger and better things. Now, he is known across the world primarily as a successful author. To know more about John Grisham’s net worth in 2018, continue reading this article.
John Grisham Early Life
John Grisham Jr. was born to Wanda and John Grisham Sr. Grisham Sr. mostly worked at various odd jobs, as a construction worker and a cotton farmer, during John’s early life. His parents had a total of five children and John Grisham was the second in line. Although, he was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, his family decided to move and settle in Southaven, Mississippi shortly after his birth. He happens to have a very orthodox Christian family background. He has also had the experience of working at various odd jobs, like a job at a nursery, watering the plants, being a part of a fencing crew and also a plumbing job with a contractor among many others. He did some other jobs at low wages before landing a job of a sales clerk at some departmental store. Around this time, he was contemplating going to a college.
For his education, John Grisham had first attended the NorthWest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia. After this, he attended the Delta State University in Cleveland before finally enrolling at the Mississippi State University. It was here that he first did a course in accounting and then decided to join the University Law School from where he attained his degree of a lawyer. Although, he had specialised in Tax Laws, he went into Civil Litigation.
John Grisham is presently married to Renee Grisham. The couple has two children, Shea and Ty Grisham.
John Grisham Career, Awards & Achievement
John Grisham’s career in the legal field started right after the completion of his legal training. He remained in this field for about a decade. It was during this time that he decided to enter the political arena. He won as a democrat and became a member of the House of Representatives from the state of Mississippi. He has served as the chairman of Appointment and Election Committee and some other minor committees over the course of his political career. It was only when his second book, “The Firm” became an International success that he decided to quit his legal practice.
His first book was published in 1989 and was titled “A Time to Kill”. This book was premised on a true story, which he had heard during a trial in a court room. Although, it wasn’t his own case, the story intrigued him so much that he started attending the trials, the outcome of which was his book. Although, the success of this book was limited, it led him to write his second book, which became the Bestseller of 1991. With his 2001 book, “A painted House”, Grisham started writing on more diverse topics. All his books have been great successes, including his later books, which were written for children and teenagers.
Awards and Achievements
John Grisham has won the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award in 2005 from the Tulsa Library Trust. He has also bagged The Creative Achievement award for fiction from the Library of Congress. He is the two time winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, in 2011 and 2014.
Net Worth of John Grisham
John Grisham net worth is a staggering $350 million. His value includes his Farm houses, villas and apartments in the various parts of the country, like his Victorian house in Oxford, Mississippi.
John Grisham comes from the most humble background and it is only with his determination and hard work that he has been able to achieve international fame and success. His diverse topics are all based on diverse life experiences that he gathered living in the country side or in the legal profession, yet each one is new and unique making his works the truest forms of fiction.