James Patterson Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth – $310 Million



James Patterson was born on 22nd March 1947 in New York. The complete name of John Patterson is James Brendan Patterson. He is an American author. People know him because of his great work in novels. He is basically indulged in three categories of novels- young adult fiction, Romance, and thriller. The famous novels written by him are Alex Cross series, Michael Bennett, Witch and Wizard series, Woman’s murder club and Maximum Ride. His books have made a market of more than two hundred and fifty million copies. He has completed his graduation from Manhattan College. He received a degree of Bachelor of Arts in English from the Manhattan College. After completing his graduation he went to the Vanderbilt University for his Master of Arts.

His Career


In the initial state of his career he was indulge in advertising. He took retirement from advertising in year 1996. After his retirement he took interest in writing. In year 1976 his first book got published. The name of his first book was The Thomas Berryman Number. Alex Cross is the most famous series he has written. In his series he has mentioned about a character named Alex cross. Alex Cross is a forensic psychologist of Federal bureau of Investigation. This character is incredibly depicted by James. This series of James Patterson got highly appreciated. He has written a total of 95 novels.

Personal property and assets.

Palm beach

James Patterson and his wife own a house at Palm Beach in Florida. The house is very beautiful and the presence of beach in front of the house further enhances the beauty of house.  The Palm beach home is 20,100 square feet in area. It has 12 bathrooms and 5 bedrooms. Additionally it has a swimming pool in the backyard.They also have a son named Jack. His wife is also very creative. She is a wonderful photographer and artist.  According to Forbes Patterson endorsed a contract to write 6 books for children and 11 books for adult and the contract which he endorsed was worth $150 million. The estimated net worth of James Patterson is $350 Million.In the year 2005 James initiated the James Patterson PageTurner Awards which took an initiative to donate $100, 000 to the schools and institutions of United States.



Many of his incredible writing have been moulded in a film or TV series. In year 1991 his novel named Child of Darkness was adapted as a Television series production. In year 1997 his novel Kiss the Girl was adapted as a film. In his novel he has mentioned about the character named Alex cross who is a psychologist. This is a detective series written by him. Further in year 1999 his novel named Miracle on the 17th Green which is story about a 50 year old man who lost his job was moulded as a series. Along the spider is the sequel of Kiss the Girls and in 2001 this novel was adapted as a movie. 1st to Die is a thriller novel which turned out to be very famous was converted into a television series in year 2003. In year 2013 his novel Maximum Ride was moulded in a movie. He has even written his bibliography as James Patterson Bibliography.


James Patterson

James has faced many criticisms in his career. He took all those criticism as the source of inspiration. In an interview a very famous novelist named Stephen King addressed Patterson as a “pathetic writer”. In an interview of Wall street Journal Patterson commented on the Stephen King. He said that Stephen had admitted many negative views about of him but in spite of all those humiliating statement he admire the work and writings of Stephen king.


Awards and Achievements

awards and achievmnts

He is a very talented author. His career went on the ninth cloud with the success of his 19 consecutive novels. He even succeeded in putting his name in the Guinness World record.  He has even left the very famous author named Stephen King behind. His novels have made more money in comparison to the novels of Stephen King.  In fact Dan Brown and John Grisham could also not beat him in his market sales. His work was graced with Edgar Award for providing the best thriller novels of the year.  He even won the Children’s Choice book Award and International Thriller of the year award. In The New York time he was considered to be the best seller novelist for both the children and the adults.  His initiative created real enthusiasm about reading and books. He then took another idea named ReadKiddoRead.com. The main aim of this idea was to help teachers, schools, and parents to select the correct books for children. Ning take care of the site of ReadKiddoRead.com. James Patterson has even instigated a scholarship scheme which is named as James Patterson Teacher Education Scholarship. In this scholarship students will get a chance to study at Florida Atlantic University, Appalachian State University, and Michigan State University.  The college Book Bucks erudition is also instigated by Patterson.



He has even worked in collaborations and his collaborated work was also highly appreciated. Maxine Paetro, Mark Sullivan, Andrew Gross, Michael Ledwidge, Peter De Jonge and Ashwin Sanghi were the famous authors who worked with James Patterson. James appreciates the concept of collaboration very much. According to him collaboration brings the authors with new and unique ideas

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