James Patterson Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram
James Patterson Net Worth 2020 – James Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction, and romance novels.
His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books.
James Brendan Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York on March 22, 1947 to Charles and Isabelle Patterson. Charles was an insurance broker while Isabelle was a schoolteacher.
When James Patterson was quite young, the entire family moved to Boston, where James lived with his parents, three younger sisters, and his grandmother in a poorhouse.
Commenced writing, a pastime that became his primary obsession for the rest of his life. As a teenager, James took up employment as an orderly working the night shifts in ‘Mclean Hospital’ in Belmont to pay the college fee.
After graduating from college, he enrolled at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee for a master’s degree and Ph.D. in English literature.
However, he quit the course after just one year because he thought his studies would kill his love of reading and the Ph.D. itself had little value to him.
Enthused by books like ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘The Day of the Jackal’, he took to writing commercial fiction in the mornings before going to the office and in the lunch break at the office.
It was at the age of 26 that he wrote his first book, ‘The Thomas Berryman Number’ that got rejected by 31 publishers before being published by ‘Little, Brown and Company’ in 1976.
He was awarded the ‘Edgar Allan Poe Award’ for the best first novel from the ‘Mystery Writers of America’.
Height and Weight
He stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in.
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Wіth аn еѕtіmаtеd еаrnіng оf $90 mіllіоn реr уеаr, Јаmеѕ hаѕ а nеt wоrth оf $750 mіllіоn. Јаmеѕ аnd Ѕuе hаvе аwаrdеd multірlе ѕсhоlаrѕhірѕ tо ѕtudеntѕ оf undеr-rеѕоurсеd ѕсhооlѕ.