The Top 5 Highest Paid Authors 2016

  Author Earnings Genre
1 James Patterson $95.0 million Thriller
2 Jeff Kinney $19.5 million Children's books
3 JK Rowling $19.0 million Young adult
4 John Grisham $18.0 million Thriller
5 Stephen King $15.0 million Horror/fantasy
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Sources:  Forbes: “The World’s Highest-Paid Authors 2016"

List Notes: Data is the top`5 highest earning authors from 2015 to 2016 in U.S. dollars. Earnings estimates from Forbes are compiled by examining print, ebook and audiobook sales from Nielsen BookScan figures, considering TV and movie earnings and talking to authors, agents, publishers and other experts. Earnings are tabulated from June 2015 to June 2016 and are pretax; other fees are not deducted.
Highest Paid Authors 2016

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