Christopher Paolini Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
Christopher Paolini Net Worth 2020 – Christopher James Paolini is an American author. He is the author of The Inheritance Cycle, which consists of the books Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. He lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he wrote his first book.
Christopher James Paolini was born on November 17, 1983, in Los Angeles, California. His family members include his parents, Kenneth Paolini and Talita Paolini, and his younger sister, Angela Paolini.
Homeschooled for the duration of his education, Paolini graduated from high school at the age of 15 through a set of accredited correspondence courses from the American School of Correspondence in Lansing, Illinois.
Following his high school graduation, he started his work on what would become the novel Eragon, the first of a four-book series set in the mythical land of Alagaësia.
In 2002, Eragon was published for the first time by Paolini International LLC, Paolini’s parents’ publishing company.
To promote the book, Paolini toured over 135 schools and libraries, discussing reading and writing, all the while dressed in “a medieval costume of red shirt, billowy black pants, lace-up boots, and a jaunty black cap.”
He drew the cover art for the first edition of Eragon, which featured Saphira’s eye, along with the maps on the inside covers of his books.
In mid-2002, the stepson of author Carl Hiaasen found Eragon in a bookstore and loved it; this led to Hiaasen bringing it to the attention of his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf
Knopf subsequently made an offer to publish Eragon and the rest of The Inheritance Cycle. The second edition of Eragon was published by Knopf in August 2003. At the age of nineteen, Paolini became a New York Times bestselling author.
In December 2006, Fox 2000 released the film adaptation of Eragon in theaters around the world. It received mostly negative reviews from critics and made a combined domestic and international gross of $249,488,115 USD against a production budget of $100,000,000.
Paolini’s essay “It All Began with Books” was included in the April 2005 anthology Guys Write for Guys Read.
Eldest, the sequel to Eragon, was released on August 23, 2005. The third book in the cycle, Brisingr, was released on September 20, 2008.
Although The Inheritance Cycle was originally planned as a trilogy, a fourth book, Inheritance, was needed to conclude the story.
On March 23, 2011, Random House announced the cover, title, and release date of Inheritance. It was released on November 8, 2011, in the US, Australia, New Zealand, the EU, and India, and was subsequently translated and published in fifty-three countries.
To date, The Inheritance Cycle has sold more than 35 million copies.
As of 2016, Paolini is working on a science fiction novel, the title of which has only been hinted at with “TSiaSoS”. Paolini also plans to return to the world of Alagaësia with a fifth book when he finishes his science-fiction book.
On December 31, 2018, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, the first book in a series called Tales of Alagaësia, was published.
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