Stephen King’s staggering NINE FIGURE fortune laid bare — ‘I don’t have to worry now’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
, 2022-09-21 01:00:00,
Stephen King, who celebrates his 75th birthday today, has published over 70 books, countless short stories and some non-fiction in his lucrative career. The author’s staggering nine-figure net worth is still expected to grow as King has not yet laid down his pen, his novels continuing to fill bookshelves.
King is currently believed to be worth $500million (£438million) according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The author has sold over 350 million copies of his books across the globe, making it unsurprising that a large majority of his income is from his profitable writings.
While CA Knowledge reported that the author currently makes an estimated $48million (£42million), his first bit of income from writing was far more humble.
King’s debut novel, the horror hit Carrie, only earned the writer an advance of $2,500 (£2,100), roughly $14,525 (£12,700) today when adjusted for inflation.
Evidently, the author’s writing prowess was apparent as the paperback rights for Carrie reportedly sold for an incredible $400,000 (£350,000), roughly $2.3million (£2million) today.
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The author was just 26 years old when the book was published in 1974. Although it was his first novel to be published, King had been writing and selling short stories to men’s magazines for years while working as a high school teacher.
The success of Carrie was undeniable, and just two years later it was…
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