200 million dollars
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1947
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Stephen Edwin King is an American author of novels like "The Dark Tower", "Misery", "The Shining" and others. His books have been made into movies and have sold over 500 million copies. There are some of his novels that have been turned into comic books, such are The Talisman, The Stand and The Dark Tower. Stephen has received many awards, like Locus Awards, Bram Stoker Awards. In 2003, he had been awarded with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has three children, Joe, Naomi and Owen. His wife and two of his children are also novelists.
In 1973, publishing house Doubleday accepted Stephen's novel "Carrie". A year later "Carrie" was released. Soon his mother died of uterine cancer but King's Aunt Emrine read the novel to her before she died. Soon after his mother's death, Stephen and his family had moved to Colorado. In 1975, they returned to Maine. Then King wrote his fourth novel, "The Stand". He still keeps his residence in Maine.