#16 James Patterson
James Brendan Patterson is a popular best-selling American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, in addition to numerous romance novels.
A million dollar Novelist!
Did you know that he is America’s highest-paid author! James has published more than 20 books in the last year (2017). ‘The President Is Missing,’ which was released just after he made this list made him a great deal of money. The political thriller was actually co-written with Bill Clinton and sold 260,000 copies after its first week.