Top 10 Most Popular Richest Writers in The World

While it takes years for many writers to get a name in the field of writing, consistency, focused creativity and hard work lead to big cracks for few authors who cracked it big in their middle age. While most of the authors started their base with English degree, a career in law, finance and even with no university degree can get to become world bestselling authors.

Many writers have been lucky with their overnight success while many have continued to give the best work from time to time, which made them the top famous and richest writers in the world. Here is the list of ten richest writers in the world in 2017.

List of the World’s Top 10 most popular and Richest Writers in 2017:

10. Stephanie Meyer: Net Worth: $125 Million

Stephanie Meyer, world's most famous, richest Writers

Studied: Brigham Young University: Bachelor of Arts in English
Age of First book being published: 32
No. of books written: 7

She is an American film producer and fiction writer who is well known for her vampire series named Twilight. The Twilight novels were later adapted for the production of movie Twilight saga.

9. Dean Koontz: Net Worth: $125 Million

Dean Koontz, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2017

Studied: Shippensburg State College: Bachelor of Arts in English
Age of First book being published: 23
No. of books written: 130

Dean Koontz is a professional American famous and successful writer whose work has been classified as suspense thriller with frequent elements of fantasy, mystery, horror and satire. His notable work includes Demon Seed, Odd Thomas and The Face of Fear.

8. Nora Roberts: Net Worth: $150 Million

Nora Roberts, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2018

Studied: No University Education
Age of First book being published: 31
No. of books written: 296

She is America’s best selling and greatest writers of all time who is known for her Romance writing and has also been induced in the America’s Hall of Fame for Romance writers of America. Her notable work includes Tribute, New York to Dallas.

7. Jackie Collins: Net Worth: $180 Million

Jackie Collins, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2016

Studied: No University Education
Age of First book being published: 29
No. of books written: 32

Jackie Collins was one of the top selling writers in the world. He sold million of copies in more than forty countries all over the world. She was born in England but after moved to the US and claimed the citizenship. Among the most notable work The World Is Full of Married Men, The Stud, The Love Killer are among the best feeling work of her.

6. John Grisham: Net Worth: $200 Million

John Grisham, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2018

Studied: Mississippi State University: Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Age of First book being published: 34
No. of books written: 33

He is an American best seller, politician and attorney and well known for legal thrillers. He is among the only three authors to sell off 2 million copies on the first print. The most notable work is The Firm, A Time to Kill, The runway Jury and Rogue Lawyer.

5. Tom Clancy: Net Worth: $300 Million

Tom Clancy, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2017

Studied: Loyola University Maryland: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Age of First book being published: 37
No. of books written: 32

Tom Clancy was best known technical details and military story lines from Cold War. He was an American writer with more than seventeen novels as bestselling novels in the world.
Among his best work are novels like The Hunt for Red October, The Sum Of All Fears

4. James Patterson: Net Worth: $310 Million

James Patterson, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2016

Studied: Manhattan College: Bachelor of Arts in English
Vanderbilt University: Masters of Art in English
Age of First book being published: 29
No. of books written: 126

James Patterson is an American writer who is best known for his fictional novel Alex Cross from the Alex Cross series. His style of writing includes thrillers, fictions and romance novels. Among the most notable work in his life Women’s Murder Club series, Maximum ride series, Michael Bennet series

3. Danielle Steel: Net Worth: $375 Million

Danielle Steel, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2017

Studied: Parsons School of Design New York University: Designing
Age of First book being published: 31
No. of books written: 93

Danielle Steel is an American writer and known as best selling author alive in today’s time and has sold over 800 million copies worldwide. His work includes: Until The End of Time, The House, Johnny Angel

2. Stephen King: Net Worth: $400 Million

Stephen King, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2018

Studied: University of Maine: Bachelor of Arts in English
Age of First book being published: 26
No of books written: 62

The king of stark contemporary horror, science fiction and fantasy, Stephen King is an American author who is highly acclaimed and winner of many literary awards such as Canadian Life time Achievement Award in 2007, Grand Master Award in 2007. His best work includes: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Carrie, The Shinning.

1. J.K. Rowling: Net Worth: $1 Billion

J.K. Rowling, World's Most Popular Richest Writers 2019

Studied: University of Exeter: Bachelor of Arts in Classics and French.
Age of First book being published: 32
No. of books written: 13

She is top most famous and No 1 Richest Writer and a British novelist or film producer who wrote the Harry Potter series. Her books gained worldwide attention and won many awards for her stupendous plot and story-line. Her Harry Potter series became the bestselling book in the history and the adapted movie was the second most grossing movie series in history.

For above-mentioned people their life revolved around books and throughout and their dedication paid off with much fame and awards for their respective work because only prestigious work of art get famous and give way for the bestselling authors.