Dean Ray Koontz is an American author with an estimated net worth of $125 million. He is famous for writing suspense thrillers that blend elements of science fiction, horror mystery and satire in his stories that have found him a huge and loyal following. He had his first novel, "Star Quest," published in 1968 and it has been full speed ahead since then. Koontz is well-known for weaving stories that have wild plots with surprisingly plausible solutions, often based on science. Many of his best novels have been adapted for the big and little screens – movies and TV. He often retains artistic control with producers. Koontz has had a remarkable ten hard cover books and 14 paperbacks make it all the way to Number One on the New York Times Best-Seller List. That is a remarkable achievement.