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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Can Some Authors Make Money?
Forbes just released
their annual list of the most powerful celebrities,which bases its ranking on a
combination of estimated earnings as well as what it rates as "TV/radio rank; press rank; marketability
rank; and social rank."
Several authors made the cut. EL Jamesis No. 3 andJames Pattersonis No. 6. Here are the highest-earning
authors of the past year:
#42 E.L. James ($95 million)
#44 James Patterson ($91 million)
#69 Rachael Ray ($30 million)
#75 Stephen King ($20 million)
382 J.K. Rowling ($13 million)
#87 Suzanne Collins ($55 million)