James Patterson net worth: James Patterson is a best selling American author who has a net worth of $310 million. James Patterson was born March 22, 1947. Patterson is best known for his ongoing series of books about American psychologist Alex Cross. He has also produced other book series, using central and continuing characters, such as Michael Bennett, the Women's Murder Club and Daniel X. Patterson is prolific and has also written many stand-alone thrillers, as well as romance novels and non-fiction books. He has been the recipient of many awards, including an Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year and an International Thriller of the Year Award, too. James Patterson has had an amazing 51 New York Times Best-Selling Titles. That is Number One of all time … no other author comes close. His book sales in the United States have surpassed $1.5 billion. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 James Patterson earned $90 million per year.