Top 15 Authors of 2012

dollar signMost authors will tell you, it’s very hard to earn a living as an author.  There are, however, a few exceptions to the rule!  Forbes Magazine came up with the 15 top earning authors of 2012.  Results are based on computations by the Forbes staff.

1.  James Patterson – $94 million
2.  Stephen King – $39 million
3.  Janet Evanovich – $33 million
4.  John Grisham – $26 million
5.  Jeff Kinney – $25 million
6.  Bill O’Reilly – $24 million
7.  Nora Roberts – $23 million
8.  Danielle Steel – $23 million
9.  Suzanne Collins – $20 million
10. Dean Koontz – $19 million
11. J K Rowling – $17 million
12. George RR Martin – $15 million
13. Stephanie Meyer – $14 million
14. Ken Follett – $14 million
15. Rick Riordan – $13 million

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