According to a list compiled by Forbes, J.K. Rowling is the highest paid author in the world, pulling in $95 million in 2016.
The top five of the list include James Patterson, Jeff Kinney, Dan Brown, and Stephen King.
The most amazing thing to me about this list is the massive jump in slots. Rowling is #1 with $95 million. The James Patterson Factory is #2 with $87 million. Then you plummet all the way to $21 million for Diary of a Whimpy Kid writer Jeff Kinney.
Rowling and Patterson are basically lapping the field. Wow.