For some, writing can be a very lucrative business. Forbes magazine has compiled a list of the top five earning authors of 2019:
- $92m — J.K. Rowling
- $70m — James Patterson
- $36m — Michele Obama
- $20m — Jeff Kinney
- $17m — Stephen King
Other than Michele Obama, the names will be familiar to those who saw the report in March this year that tracked the top writers’ earnings from 2008-2018. As I wrote then, the rich get a great deal richer.
I doubt that the new anti-transgender controversy concerning Rowling will affect her income to any great extent.