Forbes ran a list of the ten highest paid authors yesterday. To no surprise, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling came in at number one after collecting an astounding $300 million last year. Now, admittedly, my ciphering is pretty poor. But doesn’t that come out to $5.7 million a week? Geez.
Rowling’s take was more than the other nine authors on the list combined.
James Patterson, John Grisham, Stephen King, and Danielle Steel were also on the list. Click here for a slideshow of the complete top ten earning writers.