|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 21, 1947 (76 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)|
|Profession:||Television producer, Actor, Columnist,Writer, and Screenwriter Film director, Novelist,|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Stephen King’s net worth?
Stephen King is an American Author of horror, screenwriter, writer, and Novelist with a net worth of $500 million. His books have been published in over 350 million copies worldwide to date.
More than 60 books by Stephen King have been published, including six non-fiction volumes and seven written under the pen name Richard Bachman.
The following are only a handful of the popular books that have been turned into films or miniseries: Carrie, It, Stand by Me, The Shawshank Redemption, The Stand, Misery, and The Shining. He goes by the moniker “King of Horror.”
Early Life and Education
In Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947, Stephen King was born. Nellie Ruth, the mother of Young King, was left to care for him and his adopted brother David on her own after the family’s father left.
The family traveled via Wisconsin, Indiana, and Connecticut before arriving in Durham, Maine. At the age of eleven, Stephen’s mother was employed as a caregiver in a facility for persons with mental problems.
From a young age, Stephen was drawn to the horror genre. He adored reading “Tales from the Crypt” by EC, a publisher of horror comics, as a child. He began writing as a child just for fun.
He provided his friends with stories based on films he had watched. “I Was a Teenage Grave Robber” was the title of King’s debut piece of fiction.
In Lisbon Falls, Maine, Stephen went to Lisbon Falls High and Durham Elementary. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English while attending the University of Maine. He contributed to the campus newspaper while in college.
Stephen King taught high school after obtaining his degree from college and contributed short stories to journals for males.
He was employed as a teacher at Maine’s Hampden Academy in 1971. Doubleday purchased King’s book “Carrie” in 1973.
Stephen had authored four books, but this was his first to be made public. The horror novel “Carrie” launched Stephen King’s career and established it as a major work. In 1976, Sissy Spacek starred in a successful horror film adaptation of it.
King penned “Salem’s Lot,” “The Shining,” and “The Stand” over the remainder of the 1970s. At the University of Maine, he started teaching creative writing in the fall of 1977.
He produced “Different Seasons,” a set of four dramatic novellas, in 1982. This book, which contains four novellas, is notable because three of them—”Stand by Me,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” and “Apt Pupil”—were turned into films.
Stephen published “It” in 1986, which was the best-selling hardcover book in the country that year. He has written several more books, including the “Dark Tower” trilogy, “Cujo,” “Pet Cemetary,” and “The Green Mile,” to name a few.
The radio station group that consists of WZON/620 AM, WKIT-FM/100.3, and WZLO/103.1 is owned by Stephen and his wife Tabitha.
Stephen was given $2,500 (equal to $14,525 today) as a partial payment after the publication of “Carrie”. The book’s paperback rights were purchased for $400,000, which is equivalent to $2.3 million in today’s money.
Stephen King and his wife have three properties that they live in part-time. Their Victorian mansion, which was completed in 1870 and is located in Bangor, Maine, was once their primary residence but is now slated to become a museum and writer’s retreat.
Additionally, they own a vacation property in Lowell, Maine, close to the New Hampshire border, near the lake area.
Additionally, the pair is the proprietors of a beachfront property in Sarasota, Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico.
On January 2nd, 1971, King tied the knot with Tabitha Spruce. They have three kids. Living in Plantation, Florida, their daughter Naomi and her spouse Rev. Dr. Thandeka serve as pastors in the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Stephen’s two sons are authors. In 2005, Owen King published “We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories.” Joseph King, writing under the pen name Joe Holl, published a collection of short stories titled “20th Century Ghosts” in 2005.
“Heart-Shaped Box,” a book, was released in 2007.
Stephen King and his wife are well known for their philanthropic activities, Every year, he gives away around $4 million to local fire departments that require modern lifesaving tools like the Jaws of Life, libraries, schools, and foundations that support the arts.
The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, which ranks sixth among Maine’s nonprofits and receives more than $2.8 million annually in donations, was founded by Stephen and his wife.
For Bangor, Maine, families in need of heating assistance, King’s charity provided $70,000 in matching funds in November 2011.
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