Stephen King Net Worth, Early Life, Awards and More.
Stephen King is one of the most famous and well-known authors in the world. He is one of the most acclaimed and sold out writers in the world, with over 83 novels published under his name which also includes 5 books under his pen name of ‘Richard Bachman’. Not only that, he is also the sole author of over 200 short stories which are compiled in multiple books.
His fame and work have officially made him the richest author in the world. Let’s read more about his net worth, his early life, how he started his career, his awards and nominations and his current lifestyle.
Stephen King Net Worth as of 2020
As of 2020, Stephen King has a massive net worth of $450 million, which makes him the richest writer in the world. His main income source are his novels based on the niches of fantasy, crime and horror, suspense and science fiction. He also receives royalty money from his books which are inhabited into feature films and comic books. It is expected that his wealth will surpass to $500 million after 2020— thanks to his books royalties and sales.
Early Life of Stephen King
Stephen King started his life as a kid who loved to read. He got his initial education from the Durham Elementary School. For High School, he was admitted into Lisbon Falls High School in Maine. He was interested in writing since a child and used to write fictional stories that he submitted in various magazines. His short fictional stories also got him multiple awards as a child. This is the reason that his future life path was always clear to him— which was to become an author.
Even though Stephen King wanted to be a writer, he started his career by being a teacher at a public high school. His writing career officially began when he published the novel ‘Carrie’ which became one of the biggest hits and got him the title of Best Selling Author in 1974. His next career step was to release more novels. He took three years and wrote ‘The Shining’ and ‘Pet Sematory’.
Next he wrote multiple horror novels that got him a lot of attention and interest from his readers and he started getting a whole fan base of loyal readers who purchased the book as soon as it is released.
By the end of his career decade as a writer, he had already published over 26 novels and received multiple awards.
Here’s a list of the novels that have been turned into movies, written by Stephen King
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Shining
- Stand by me
- The Mist
- Maximum Overdrive
- Pet Sematory
- The Green Mile
- Secret Window
- Children of the Corn
- Doctor Sleep
- The Dead Zone
- Cat’s Eye
- Silver Bullet
And many more.
Awards and Nominations
As of 2020, Stephen King has received over 100 awards for his work as a writer. A few notable awards include Edgar Award for Best Novel, Best Books for Young Adults by American Library Association, Best Collection by Balrog for his novel ‘Night Shift’, Alumni Career Award, Convention Award, World Fantasy Award for his top-selling novel ‘Cujo’
Stephen King’s Multi-Millionaire Wealth
Stephen King is no doubt a multi-millionaire. His wealth keeps increasing with time and he has purchased many estates, most of which are hidden from public attention. However, one of his most-known mansions is their manor in Bangor which they have turned into a writer’s retreat considering the number of visitors they receive due to many of Stephen’s novel descriptions based on that mansion. The mansion is worth $9 million in 2020.