DAN BROWN NET WORTH,MONEY AND MORE
DAN BROWN NET WORTH,MONEY AND MORE
NET WORTH-$ 120 MILLION
PROFESSION-NOVELIST,SONG-WRITER,POP SINGER AND PHILANTHROPIST
Dan Brown is best known for his bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code which released in 2003. He is an American author whose works are based on thriller action.His novels consist of the themes of cryptography,keys,codes,symbols,ambigrams and conspiracy theories etc.With just seven books in stores, he has sold 200 million copies which makes him one of the highest selling author of all times. The Robert Langdon series is currently the seventh highest selling series of all time.He was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 influential people in the world in 2005.
CHILDHOOD AND EDUCATION
Daniel Brown was born on June,22 1964 in Exeter,New Hampshire U.S. He was brought up in the same town.He studied in Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from there too. His father Richard G. Brown was a Mathematics teacher in the same academy until 1997.
Both of his parents were singers and musicians.
Since his childhood, Brown had keen interest in ciphers,clues and codes.He together with his siblings used to solve anagrams and puzzles to hunt for the gifts on special occasions.
He grew up surrounded by paradoxical philosophies of science and religion.These themes eventually formed the backdrop of his novels.After graduating from Phillips Exeter, Brown attended Amherst College, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity.He played Squash,singer in Glee Club. He enrolled in the art history course at University of Seville in 1985.
SINGER AND SONG-WRITER
After graduation he tried his hands in the music industry.He self-produced a children cassette SynthAnimals.He later produced his own recode label Dalliance.He spent several years attempting to establish himself as a singer-songwriter and pianist with only marginal success.
These endeavors however lead him to live in Los Angeles where he taught Spanish at Beverly Hills Preparatory School to supplement his income and where he also met Blythe Newlon.This lady,twelve years his senior,was then employed as Artistic Director of the National Academy of Songwriters.As their relationship developed Blythe used her influence in attempts to further Dan Brown’s music career.
In 1993 he decided to return to the New Hampshire and secured a teaching job in English at Phillips Exeter Academy, Blythe accompanied him.They married in 1997, at Pea Porridge Pond, near Conway, New Hampshire . In 1994 Brown released a CD titled Angels & Demons. Its artwork was the same ambigram by artist John Langdon which he later used for the novel Angels and Demons.
CHRONOLOGY OF NOVELS
In 1993,Brown read Sidney Sheldon’s novel ‘The Doomsday Conspiracy’ during holiday in Tahiti which inspired him to become writer of thrillers. In 1995 Brown and Blythe wrote under the pseudonym Danielle Brown ‘187 Men to Avoid : A guide for the romantically frustrated woman’.
In 1998, Digital Fortess was published.Set within the clandestine National Security Agencies,the novel explores the fine line between civilian privacy and national security.
In 2000,Angels and Demons was released,the first one to feature Harvard symbology expert Robert Langdon. The fast-paced thriller follows Langdon’s attempts to protect the Vatican from the Illuminati, a secret society formed during the Renaissance that opposed the Roman Catholic Church. Although the novel received positive reviews, it failed to catch on with readers.
In 2001. Deception point was released centered on issues of morality,politics,national security and classified technology.
In 2003, Brown returned to Langdon with The Da Vinci Code, a thriller that centres on art history, Christianity’s origins, and arcane theories.
In 2009,The Lost Symbol was released which featured Freemasons.
In 2013, Inferno was published, which saw Langdon following clues related to Dante’s poem The Divine Comedy in an efforts to stop release of a plague.
In 2006, A movie ‘The Da Vinci Code’ was released by Columbia Pictures which was based on Brown’s novel. The movie starred Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon,it was directed by Ron Howard.
In May 2009, the next film ‘Angels & Demons’ was released with Tom Hanks and Ron Howard returning as an actor and director respectively.
Filmmakers are currently working on the movie adaption of ‘The Lost Symbol’.
He is on twitter with the username @AuthorDanBrown and has 96.1K followers.
He is on facebook with his own name.
In 2005, a lawsuit was filed by an author Lewis Perdue for similarities between The Da Vinci Code and his novels ‘The Da Vinci Legacy’ and ‘Daughter of God’.
In April 2006 Brown won a case of copyright case filed against him by the authors Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh for stealing the ideas from their work ‘Holy Blood Holy Grail’ for his The Da Vinci Code.
Brown lives with his wife in a mansion of whooping price $10 million in New Hampshire.He bought this house after the great success of The Da Vinci Code.His house features secret passageways, hidden alcoves, and a library designed to hold a copy of each of his titles which have been published in 52 languages.
Dan Brown and his siblings donated $2.2 million to the Phillips Exeter Academy in 2004 establishing the “Richard G. Brown Technology Endowment”, to help “provide computers and high-tech equipment for students in need” to honor their father, who had taught there for 35 years.
Brown along with his wife supports New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
In April 2011, Brown and his wife together established Dan ’86 and Blythe scholarship fund so as to provide financial support to the students.
• Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods & Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
• I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work.
• That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
• “Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”
• “Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand.”
• “Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”