With the arrival of Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich on Netflix, many are wondering about the net worth of James Patterson. Let’s take a look.

Last year was a big one for documentary enthusiasts and 2020 is set to be just as satisfying.

The non-fiction spotlight was firmly on Tiger King for some time, but we’ve had plenty of other great work to dive into, including Crip Camp, Beastie Boys Story and McMillions.

Many of this year’s best have found a home on Netflix, with Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich now making its way to the streaming service.

The four-part documentary delves into the allegations against the American financier and convicted sex offender who died in his prison cell at the age of 66 in August 2019.

Interviews explore those who had first-hand experiences with him, bringing to light shocking testimony. For many, it has proven very revealing, but beforehand, there was a book…

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Filthy Rich by James Patterson

Published in 2016, Filthy Rich: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein – The Billionaire’s Sex Scandal was written by James Patterson with John Connolly.

It is considered the definitive account of the shocking story and if you fancy a read you can pick up a copy on Amazon for £12.37.

The Netflix documentary serves as an adaptation of this source material, one of many acclaimed and noteworthy books from 73-year-old American author James Patterson.

He’s known for the Alex Cross series, as well as Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride and beyond.

Let’s consider how much the multiple New York Times best-selling author is worth…

James Patterson: Net worth

James Patterson has an estimated 2020 net worth of $560 Million.

This figure comes from Wealthy Gorilla, who also notes that he is the third richest author in the world.

He’s even worth more than the master of horror, Stephen King himself; he’s placed fourth with a net worth of $400 Million.

Considering James’ work spans numerous decades and genres, along with the fact that Hollywood has adapted his Alex Cross material numerous times – Kiss the Girls, Along Came a Spider, Alex Cross (2012) etc. – we’re not too surprised to see such a high figure.

So, who beat him to the top spot?

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Richest authors in the world

Third place is absolutely fantastic, but it does make you wonder who the top two are, right?

Well, not to worry. The previous source highlights them along with their net worth…

The second richest author in the world is the one and only J.K. Rowling with an estimated $1 Billion. She took the world by storm with her Harry Potter novels, of which encouraged an entire generation to embrace books.

She has done so much for literature and we’re sure you may be surprised she isn’t the very richest.

However, at the top we have Elisabeth Badinter with $1.3 billion.

The French philosopher, author, and historian is best known for her influential work on feminism and the role of women in society.

So, there you have it!

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