Nora Roberts net worth: Nora Roberts is an American author who has a net worth of $150 million. Nora Roberts, also known as Eleanor Marie Robertson, was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and began writing in the late 70s. Her work was initially rejected by Harlequin, but found a home with Silhouette Books, and she went on to publish 23 novels with the company between 1982 and 1984. In 1985, she scored her first bestseller with, "Playing the Odds". She then moved on to writing for Bantam, and then Putnam. Since then, she has become a publishing industry unto herself. Her work has appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List a total of 861 weeks. Almost 200 of those weeks were novels that were #1 on the list. She also writes romantic suspense under the pen name, J.D. Robb, and is also known as Sarah Hardesty in the U.K. She writes eight hours a day, seven days a week, and is incredibly prolific. She has published more than 209 novels to date, and shows no signs of slowing down.