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Facts of James Patterson

Full NameJames PAtterson
First NameJames
Last NamePAtterson
Birth NameJames Patterson
Birth CityNewburgh
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameCharles Patterson
Father Professioninsurance broker
Mother NameIsabelle Patterson
Mother Professionteacher
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseSusan Patterson
No Of Children1
AwardsFirst Novel by an American Author,Edgar Award for Best First Mystery
EducationUniversity of Manhattan
Height185 cm
Networth$560 M
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Date of BirthMarch 22,1947
Age73 years

What Is The Net Worth Of James Patterson?

James Patterson is an American author and philanthropist with a net worth of $800 million as of 2020. He is best known for his thriller, crime and drama novels. '

SImilarly, as an author, his annual salary is estimated at $90 million per annum.

His books have sold over 300 million copies worldwide. He is also the receiver of the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation. 

James Is One of The Richest Authors With $800 Million In Net Worth

As the owner of a total of $800 million, he is regarded as one of the richest authors in the world. 

New York Times best selling author James Patterson
James Patterson

He started his writing career in 1976 with the release of The Thomas Berryman Number. Since then, he has written over 147 novels and amassed a amassing a wealth exceeding $800 million.

His annual salary rounds up to be over $90 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. He is also second richest novelist just below J.K. Rowling.

His Books Is Also a Income Sources for Him: Have Sold Over 300 Million Copies

His books have sold over more than 300 million copies and was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. In 2016, James topped Forbes' list of top paid authors for the third consecutive year with a salary of $95 million. 

Some of his notable works include:

Alex Cross series
Women's Murder Club series
Maximum Ride series
Michael Bennett series
Middle School series
I Funny series

114 of his books been New York Time's bestsellers which is the highest of any author so far. His books have sold more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined. His legacy is almost that of J.K. Rowling.

Many of his books have also been converted to movies like 1st to die, Along Came a Spider, Miracle on 17th Green among various others. 

James Patterson's Assets: His House And Cars

James lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his family. The property spans an area of 20,100 square foot and consists of 5 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms. 

James Patterson's house in Florida
James Patterson's house

We don't know what cars he drives but based on his earnings, he probably drives expensive-luxurious cars.

Charity And Endorsements

James' charity has revolved around books and novels. He donated 200,000 books to US troops through charity Operation Gratitude. 20,000 cartons of books; 10 books per carton, are being shipped and distributed worldwide. 

In 2015, Patterson established the James Patterson Pledge with Scholastic Book Clubs to put books in the hands of young readers. He also donates $2 million to 4,000 different places around the country. About the effort,he said,

"I can’t underscore enough how important books and reading are to a child’s development - better readers make better people, and ultimately better citizens I’m so grateful for the teachers who are doing imperative work with students every day, in every school in the country. These grants are my way of acknowledging their extraordinary efforts."

He is endorsed by Hachette Book Group. 

Tax And Insurance

His income in 2017 amounted to $95 million. This amounts his estimated taxes to around $37 million annually. 

The Personal Life Of James Patterson(wiki)

James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947, in Newburgh, New York, to parents Isabelle and Charles Patterson. His father was an insurance broker and his mother was teacher. 

He graduated in Latin Honors, BA, in English from Manhattan College and MA in English from Vanderbilt University.


James married Susan Patterson in 1997. The two have a son named Jack with whom he has also written a book.

James Patterson with his wife, Susan and son, Jack
James Patterson with his wife and son

The family lives in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Age & Height

James Patterson is 72 years old and stands 185 cm or 6 feet 1 inch. 

Updated On Sun Jun 21 2020 Published On Sun Aug 25 2019 By Sparsh