Roald Dahl Net Worth

Roald Dahl Net Worth:
$20 Million
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What was Roald Dahl's net worth?

Roald Dahl was a British novelist, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot who had a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales in September 1916 and passed away in November 1990. He served in the Royal Air Force in World War II and became a flying ace as well as an intelligence officer and wing commander.

Dahl ultimately became one of the best-selling authors of all time and has been called "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century." To date Roald Dahl has sold more than 250 million books worldwide.

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Dahl won a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1983 and won the Children's Author of the Year from the British Book Awards in 1990. The Times listed him at #16 on The 50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945 in 2008.

Some of his best known works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, My Uncle Oswald, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Witches, Tales of the Unexpected, The Twits, The BFG, and George's Marvelous Medicine. Roald Dahl passed away on November 23, 1990 at 74 years old from a blood disease.


Upon his death in 1990, Roald's widow Felicity inherited the majority of what was left of his assets after taxes and other bequeaths. Felicity and her three children oversee the Roald Dahl Story Company which has generated billions in royalties and other revenue over the years.

Netflix Deals

In November 2018, Netflix paid a reported $1 billion to acquire the animated rights to 16 of Dahls' books.

In September 2021, Netflix completed the set by acquiring the Roald Dahl Story Company outright for $500 million.

Roald Dahl Net Worth

Roald Dahl

Net Worth:$20 Million
Date of Birth:Sep 13, 1916 - Nov 23, 1990 (74 years old)
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)
Profession:Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Poet
Nationality:United Kingdom
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