Stephen King net worth: Stephen King is a Maine-based author who has a net worth of $400 million dollars. During his career, Stephen King has sold more than 350 million copies of his novels worldwide. As of August 2013, he has published 50 books, many of which have become popular films or mini-series, including "Carrie", "It", "Stand by Me", and "Misery", and "The Shining". He has won over 50 literary awards.
Stephen King is mainly known as a writer and screenwriter of horror, suspense, fantasy and the gothic novles. King is well known for his touch of the macabre, as well as his talent for storylines. He has also had cameo appearances in several of his films, such as, the part of Teddy Weiszack in The Stand, a minister at a funeral in Pet Cemetery, the pizza delivery guy in Rose Red, and in The Shining, he played the part of a member of a band, as well as, a cemetery caretaker in Sleepwalkers. He acted in the mini-series Kingdom Hospital, and on the television series, Sons of Anarchy.
Many of Stephen King's books have been adapted for television, films, and even comic books. He has also written seven books, under the pen name of Richard Bachman. He has written more than the eerie and supernatural novels we all enjoy. There were five non-fiction stories written, as well as, many short stories. Stephen King's suggestion for anyone that is serious about becoming a writer, is to put four to six hours a day into it. He's a very dedicated writer and sets his goal at 2000 words a day, and doesn't stop writing until he has reached it. His biggest influence was the writer of the well known novel, The Shrinking Man, by Richard Matheson. King sometimes gives mention of other authors or novels in his writings.
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947. His mother, Nellie Ruth, had to raise Stephen and his adopted brother, David, as a single parent, after their father left the family. The family moved to Wisconsin, Indiana and Connecticut before settling down in Durham, Maine. His mother took a job as a caregiver in a facility for the mentally ill when Stephen was eleven years. He went to Durham Elementary, followed by his high school years at Lisbon Falls High, in Lisbon Falls, Maine. He attended the University of Maine and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. He wrote for the school newspaper and sold his first short story, The Glass Floor, in 1967 to the Startling Mystery Stories. King also worked as a teacher at Hampden Academy, in Hampden, Maine. He met his wife at the campus library, and they were married in 1971. King and his wife, Tabitha, have three children, Naomi, Joe, and Owen, as well as, three grandchildren.