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Net Worth:
$3 Million
Date of Birth:
Feb 16, 1944 (79 years old)
Place of Birth:
Writer, Novelist, Author
United States of America
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Richard Ford is an American novelist and short story writer who has a net worth of $3 million. Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi in February 1944. Richard worked on the Missouri Pacific train line before he graduated from Michigan State University. He then taught junior high school. Ford has mild dyslexia and has said it may have helped him as a reader to read at a slow and thoughtful pace. He earned his Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, Irvine. His first novel A Piece of My Heart was published in 1976. His second book The Ultimate Good Luck was published in 1981.

Ford retired from writing fiction and became a writer for Inside Sports magazine. When the magazine folded he went back to fiction and wrote The Sportswriter. It was named one of Time magazine's best five books of 1986 and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulker Award for Fiction. He authored Wildlife in 1990 and Independence Day in 1995. For Independence Day Ford won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Ford authored The Lay of the Land in 2006, Canada in 2012, and Let Me Be Frank With You in 2014. He has also published the story collections Rock Springs, Women with Men: Three Stories, A Multitude of Sins, and Vintage Ford. He was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Media for Excellence in Fiction for Canada and the Prix Femina Etranger for Canada in 2013.

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