James Patterson Net Worth is$250 Million
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Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer, Film Producer
Date of Birth: Mar 22, 1947
Nicknames: James B. Patterson
Country: United States of America
Born March 22, 1947, James Patterson is a well-known American author of nail-biting and exciting thriller novels. His estimated net worth is $250 million. He is best known for his ongoing series of books about American psychologist Alex Cross. He has also produced other book series, using central and continuing characters, such as Michael Bennett, the Women's Murder Club and Daniel X. Patterson is prolific and has also written many stand-alone thrillers, as well as romance novels and non-fiction books. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year and an International Thriller of the Year Award, too. James Patterson has had an amazing 51 New York Times Best-Selling Titles. That is Number One of all time ... no other author comes close. His book sales in the United States have surpassed $1.5 billion. According to Forbes, in 2010 Patterson earned $84 million.
James B. Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author of thriller novels, largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch & Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, nonfiction and romance novels.
After Patterson retired from advertising in 1996, he devoted his time to writing. The novels featuring his character Alex Cross, a forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation who now works as a private psychologist and government consultant, are his most popular and the top-selling U.S. detective series in the past ten years. Patterson has written 71 novels in 33 years.[citation needed] He has had 19 consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels, and holds The New York Times record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author, a total of 63, which is also a Guinness World Record. As the world's best-selling author (250 million copies in total worldwide), his novels account for one in 17 of all hardcover novels sold in the United States; in recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.
Patterson's awards include the Edgar Award, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Children's Choice Book Award for Author of the Year. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time.[citation needed] He appeared on the Fox TV show The Simpsons (in the episode "Yokel Chords") and in various episodes of Castle as himself.
Patterson works with different co-authors, such as Maxine Paetro, Andrew Gross, and Peter De Jonge and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting id

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Chicago Tribune Announces James Patterson Winner of Young Adult Literary Award

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Chicago Tribune announced today that James Patterson is the winner of its 2014 Young Adult Literary Award, in recognition of his efforts to encourage, inspire and motivate children to read. The annual award ...
Posted: April 17, 2014, 12:40 am

James Patterson, winner of 2014 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

When James Patterson's son, Jack, was 8 years old, he and the prolific author of more than 100 books struck a deal: Jack could forgo chores for the summer if every day he used that time — about 45 minutes — to read from a book. Jack, now 15 and a ...
Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:01 am

Chicago Tribune Announces Young Adult Literary Award

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune announced today that James Patterson is the winner of its 2014 Young Adult Literary Award, in recognition of his efforts to encourage, inspire and motivate children to read. The annual award ...
Posted: April 14, 2014, 1:00 am
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