Whenever we talk about the genre horror suddenly what comes to our mind is “King Of Horror” a.k.a. Stephen King. The American author needs no introduction as his words speak in his novels more than him.
He writes fluently in suspense, crime drama, horror, and fantasy genres. Over the career spanning over 55 years at least 70 books and 200 stories have been acknowledged in his name.
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Stephen King Net Worth
And with such a fan following of his books, his books have been sold in a massive 350 million copies. So you must be wondering the king of Horror books sales is equivalent in terms of net worth.
If we take into consideration all his holdings and sales it is estimated that Stephen King has a net worth of a whopping 400 million dollars. This makes him one of the richest writers in the world.
If we look at the other side of the fame Stephan King has worked hard to fulfill his dreams and reach there where he is today.
Richard Bachman a.k.a. Stephen Edwin King was born in 1947 in Portland in the U.S.A. His father deserted his mother and his brother when he was barely 2 years old. After that, his mother struggled to take care of two offsprings and he often lived under financial difficulties.
According to some stories when he was 11 he eye-witnessed a train accident of his close one which had a psychological impact on his mind that inspired him to write horror fiction. He went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maine. He began writing book reviews of EC horror comics which eventually led him to create his own horror stories.
He began selling his short stories such as “The Glass Floor “ etc. from 1967. After 12 years of hardships, his first book was finally published in 1979 titled “Carrie”. This novel was later made in a film that opened the doors of success for Stephen. In 1986 his very successful Different seasons was published which was later adapted in 4 Hollywood films.
Similarly, he went on to write several novels such as The Dark Towers, The Magazine Of Science and Function, wild west, etc. to establish his name in the novel world. In the 2000s he shifted to digital mediums and published online novel series one of them being” The Plant”. And his latest novel during the covid pandemic which was read widely is ‘If It Bleeds”
King has been married to Tabitha Spruce, his college friend and a professional novelist, with whom he has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. His children are also involved in writing. He describes himself as a methodist and believes in no religion. He has 3 houses and owns a radio channel.
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In the end, we can clearly instate that writing is also a worthy profession it does not only provides fame but money and wealth also.
Stephen is a man of substance who has struggled to make his presence. He will remain an inspiring persona for the upcoming novelists.