May 24, 2022

Reference: Lists & Rankings: The World's Highest-Paid Authors

2011 List from Forbes.

Top 5 from a List of 13

1. James Patterson, $84 Million.

2. Danielle Steel, $35 million

3. Stephen King, $28 million

4. Janet Evanovich, $22 million

5. Stephenie Meyer, $21 million

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