Suzanne Collins is a renowned American author and a television writer. She is the author of New York Times best-selling books and series like The Hunger Games and The Underground Chronicles. Let’s find out how much is Suzanne Collin’s net worth in 2019.
Suzanne Collins hails from Hartford, Connecticut where she was born on August 10, 1962. She is the daughter of Jane Brady Collins and Michael John Collins who was a U.S. Air Force officer. Her father served in the Korean and Vietnam war and was also the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star award.
As her father was in the military, she had to migrate from one place to the other.
Collins did her graduation in the year 1980 from the Alabama School of Fine Arts which is located in Birmingham.
In 1985, she finished her bachelor of arts degree with a double major in theater and telecommunications from the Indiana University.
Suzanne Collins started her career as a writer in 1991 for children’s television shows. She has been a part of some of the most popular television shows of Nickelodeon shows like Oswald, Little Bear, Clarissa Explains It All, etc.
She was appointed as the head writer of the television show Clifford’s Puppy Days.
While working on the show Generation O!, she met James Proimos who inspired her to write children’s book.
Suzanne Collins first children book was Gregor the Overlander which was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and became The New York Times best-selling book.
In 2008, an American multinational publishing company Scholastic Press published the book The Hunger Games which was the first book in the trilogy series written by Suzanne Collins.
The second book Catching Fire of the trilogy series was published in September 2009 and the third book Mockingjay was published in August 2010.
The Hunger Games was listed New York Times best-selling book for more than 60 weeks.
Lions Gate Entertainment which is an American Entertainment company acquired the rights to The Hunger Games along with the other two books for making a full-featured movie on the trilogy series.
Awards & Achievements
Suzanne Collins was named one of the most influential people of 2010 by Times Magazine. In 2012, Collins became the best-selling Kindle author of all time.She was also nominated for Writers Guild of America award in animation for co-writing Santa, Baby.
Collins book The Hunger Games sold 1.4 million copies within 14 months and it became The New York Times best-selling book and remained on the list for more than 60 weeks. Amazon also announced that she had written 29 of the 100 most highlighted passages in Kindle Ebooks.
Some of her other honors and achievements are 2011-California Young Reader Medal, Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year: Children’s Fiction, KIRKUS Best Young Adult Book of 2008, A Book List Editor’s Choice, 2008, 2004 NAIBA Children’s Novel Award, etc.
Net Worth of Suzanne Collins
Suzanne Collins net worth currently stands at $24 million. The huge net worth has been the result of the huge success and sales of the books and novels written by Collins.
The Hunger Games Trilogy was published in 51 languages and in 56 territories which helped her generate a lot of wealth over the past few years.
Suzanne Collins is one of the greatest author and writer of our generation. She has written novels and books in many genres including fantasy, children’s literature, young adult fiction, science fiction. The success of her two fantasy series has earned her huge money as well as a lot of respect and admiration.