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Top-Earning Authors 2016

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Three authors are tied for #5, but no one could match James Patterson’s $95M year.

#5 $5M

Nora Roberts

Danielle Steel

Stephen King

#4 $18M

John Grisham


JK Rolling

#2 $19M

Jeff Kinley

See the list of books followed by the video from Fortune below.

Top-Earning Authors 2016

Irish Thoroughbred

Blithe Images

Song Of The West

Search For Love

Island Of Flowers

The Heart’s Victory

From This Day

Once More With Feeling

Tonight And Always

Dance Of Dreams


This Magic Moment

Storm Warning

Promise Me Tomorrow

Sullivan’s Woman

First Impression

A Matter Of Choice

Less Of A Stranger

The Law Is A Lady

Rules Of The Game

Opposites Attract

Playing The Odds

The Right Path


Tempting Fate

Night Moves

All The Possibilities

One Man’s Art

Boundary Lines

Summer Desserts

Dual Image

Second Nature

The Art Of Deception

One Summer

Affaire Royale (Im 142)

Lessons Learned

Treasures Lost, Treasures Found

Risky Business

A Will And A Way

Home For Christmas

For Now, Forever

Mind Over Matter

Command Performance

Hot Ice


The Playboy Prince

Sacred Sins

Local Hero

Irish Rose

The Last Honest Woman

Brazen Virtue

Dance To The Piper


Skin Deep

The Name Of The Game

Sweet Revenge

Loving Jack

Best Laid Plans



Gabriel’s Angel

The Welcoming

Time Was

Times Change

Public Secrets

Taming Natasha

Without A Trace

In From The Cold

Night Shift

Night Shadow

Courting Catherine

A Man For Amanda

For The Love Of Lilah

Genuine Lies

Suzanna’s Surrender

Luring A Lady

Carnal Innocence

Unfinished Business

Honest Illusions


Divine Evil



Falling For Rachel

Private Scandals


Convincing Alex

The Best Mistake

Hidden Riches

Night Smoke

Born In Fire

All I Want For Christmas

The Return Of Rafe Mackade

Naked In Death

Born In Ice

True Betrayals

The Pride Of Jared Mackade

Glory In Death

Born In Shame

The Heart Of Devin Mackade

Montana Sky

The Fall Of Shane Mackade

Immortal In Death

Daring To Dream

Rapture In Death

Megan’s Mate

Holding The Dream

Waiting For Nick


Ceremony In Death

Finding The Dream

Hidden Star

Vengeance In Death

The Macgregor Brides

Captive Star

Sea Swept


Once Upon A Castle

Holiday In Death

Rising Tides

The Winning Hand

Silent Night

The Macgregor Grooms

Inner Harbor

The Perfect Neighbor

River’s End

Conspiracy In Death

Loyalty In Death


Jewels Of The Sun

Once Upon A Star

Carolina Moon

Witness In Death

Irish Rebel

Tears Of The Moon

Night Shield

Judgment In Death

Once Upon A Dream

Heart Of The Sea

Considering Kate

Betrayal In Death

The Villa

Dance Upon The Air

Out Of This World

Seduction In Death

Midnight Bayou

Once Upon A Rose


Heaven And Earth

Cordina’s Crown Jewel

Reunion In Death

Three Fates

Face The Fire

Purity In Death

Chesapeake Blue

Once Upon A Kiss

Portrait In Death


Imitation In Death

Remember When

Once Upon A Midnight

Key Of Light

Key Of Knowledge

Key Of Valor

Divided In Death

Visions In Death

Northern Lights

Moon Shadows

Blue Dahlia

Survivor In Death

Black Rose

Origin In Death

Blue Smoke

Red Lily

Memory In Death

Bump In The Night

Angels Fall

Morrigan”s Cross

Dance Of The Gods

Valley Of Silence

Born In Death

Innocent In Death

High Noon

Dead Of Night

Blood Brothers

Creation In Death

Strangers In Death

The Hollow

The Pagan Stone

Salvation In Death

Suite 606

Promises In Death

Vision In White

Black Hills

Bed Of Roses

Kindred In Death

The Lost

Savor The Moment

The Search

Indulgence In Death

Happy Ever After

Treachery In Death

Chasing Fire

New York To Dallas

The Unquiet

The Next Always

Celebrity In Death

The Witness

The Last Boyfriend

Delusion In Death

The Perfect Hope

Calculated In Death

Whiskey Beach

Thankless In Death

Mirror, Mirror

Dark Witch

Concealed In Death

Shadow Spell

The Collector

Festive In Death

Blood Magick

Obsession In Death

The Liar

Devotion In Death

Down The Rabbit Hole

Stars Of Fortune

Top-Earning Authors 2016

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