One of the best-selling and a prolific American author Stephen King has an estimated net worth of $400 million. Stephen King focused on the suspense, horror, gothic and fantasy genre novels and published dozens of novels. Out of these, a number of novels have been picturized for the big screen such as “Stand by Me”, “It”, and “Carrie” etc. A selling of 350 million copies of novels makes him one of the best-selling authors ever and his spectacular skills won him more than 50 literary awards in his lifetime.
Stephen was grown up by his mother along with his adopted brother David. His father left the family and his mother had to do it all alone. Along with his family, he went to places including Indiana, Wisconsin, and Connecticut and settled in Durham in the end when he was 11. He studied at a local school and high school in Maine and finally went to the University of Maine for a Degree in English. During his studies, he used to contribute to the school newspaper. His teachers and mates knew that he had something special and will achieve big things in future. Exactly the same happened.
Stephen King met his wife Tabitha during his time as a professor at Hampden Academy at the campus Library. The couple fell in love and got married in 1971 and grew up their 3 children together. Now at this age, King has 3 adorable grandchildren. He sold the rights to his first storybook to Startling Mystery stories named “The Glass Floor” which went on to be a big hit and provided his career the actual spark. King has also made special guest appearances in movies based on his novels/books.
After all these years of success, King still possesses the supportive quality and knows how he himself started. To support students in starting their career, King now sells the rights of his books in just $1 to students so that they could create a movie of their own and start a career without a big financial burden.
Stephen King Stats
Full Name: Stephen Edwin King
Birth Date: September 21, 1947
Birth Place: Portland, Maine
Height: 1.93 m
Marital Status: Married
Partner: Tabitha King
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