E.L. James Net Worth
E.L. James Net Worth: E.L. James, also known as Erika Leonard is the author of the smash hit Fifty Shades books series who has a net worth of $150 million dollars. E.L. James currently lives in West London with her family. She became internationally known, after e-publishing what became a bestselling online trilogy. "Fifty Shades of Grey", the first book in the trilogy, has since been published by Vintage Books, and has also become a bestseller. As of December 2018, her books have sold 125 million copies worldwide. The series was originally a set of fan fiction posts based on the characters in "Twilight", but Ms. James (Leonard) ended up removing the posts, as other fan fiction authors complained about the amount of sex in her stories. The series has become both popular and controversial due to its explicit sex scenes and its depiction of the BDSM lifestyle. While public reception has been almost uniformly positive, the series has met with very mixed reviews from critics. Universal Pictures and Focus Features recently optioned the books for film adaptation. In 2013 alone, E.L. James earned just over $50 million from the success of her books and sale of movie rights. In 2014, E.L. James earned $12 million from movie and book royalties.
James wrote Fifty Shades of Grey in 2011, Fifty Shades Darker in 2012, Fifty Shades Freed in 2012, Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian in 2015, and Fifty Shades Darker As Told by Christian Grey in 2017. She has also served as a producer for the films Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015, Fifty Shades Darker in 2017, and Fifty Shades Freed in 2018. In 2012 she won National Book Awards for Popular Fiction Book of the Year and Book of the Year. She also was named to Time magazine's The 100 Most Influential People in the World and Publishers Weekly's Publishing Person of the Year.