Stephen King net worth: American author of contemporary horror, supernatural and science fiction, Stephen King has a net worth of $400 million.
Stephen Edwin King is a world renowned American author widely noted for his horror, fantasy and gothic novels. Stephen has sold over 350 million copies of his literary work and most of them have also been made into movies. Some of the blockbuster Hollywood movies like “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Misery” and more are inspired from his novels of same name. Active as a writer since 1967, Stephen has garnered more than fifty highly reputable literary awards.
Born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine, USA, Stephen was raised solely by his mother as his father left the family when Stephen was only two years old. After graduating from Lisbon Falls High School, he attained a degree in English from the University of Maine. Stephen started writing as a school student just for the sake of fun and later he benefited from the habit to become a popular writer. His first published work was the series of books entitled “I Was a Teenage Grave Robber”. His inclination towards horror stories showed him the first steps towards his career as a writer in his initial phase.
Stephen King’s first published novel was “Carrie” which was released in 1973. This novel became an instant hit and earned him a total of $400,000. Thus Stephen King’s net worth started skyrocketing. As of today, he has written over fifty-four novels including “Cujo”, “The Green Mile”, “Insomnia”, “It”, “The Running Man” and many more.
For his contribution in literary field, Stephen has earned various literary awards including “Alex Awards”, “British Fantasy Awards”, “Horror Guild” and many others. As most of his novels are also made into movies, they have been the major sources for his impressive net worth at the present.
As for his personal life, Stephen King is married to Tabitha King and is a father of three children, two sons and a daughter. His wife Tabitha and both of his sons are published authors. Stephen is one of the wealthiest authors of America and owns three different mansions based in Maine and Florida. As of 2015, this amazing author enjoys a fabulous net worth of $400 million.
Quick Facts about Stephen King
Full Name: Stephen Edwin King
Date of Birth: September 21, 1947
Place of Birth: Portland, Maine
Education: University of Maine
Marital status: Married to Tabitha King
Astrological sign: Libra