Stephen King, the famous international-best selling author, is known for his gory, detailed, and horrifying stories and novels. Best known for his horror-storytelling, the “King” of Horror wrote a significant volume of popular texts including “Carrie,” “It,” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” In fact, these titles developed into popular films and mini-series. To date, King won over 50 awards and accolades for his note-worthy literary contribution to the world.
The Dark Tower, book written by King, will be released as a film on August 4th, 2017. If that’s not enough, on September 8th 2017, It will be released in theatres. The drama/thriller film is definitely one of King’s best works.
Stephen King’s Net Worth 2017: $400 Million
Stephen King’s net worth is $400 million as of 2017.
A king certainly is prosperous, influential, and worth a fortune. Stephen King is a definition of royalty. Not only heralded as a prolific author, he is also making headlines for having his works created into a film. In addition, he is a recipient of the Bram Stoker Awards and World Fantasy Awards. Definitely, he worked hard and tirelessly to pursue his passion, resulting in this trove full of money.
King sold his first professional short story, “The Glass Floor,” to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. After graduating from college, he couldn’t find a teaching position so he decided to sell his short stories to men’s magazines such as Cavalier. In 1973, King’s first novel Carrie was accepted by publishing house Doubleday. King had thrown an early draft of the novel into the trash after becoming discouraged with his progress writing about a teenage girl with psychic powers. His wife retrieved the manuscript and encouraged him to finish it. His advance for Carrie was $2,500; King’s paperback rights later earned $400,000 . After his mother’s death, King and his family moved to Boulder, Colorado, where King wrote The Shining (published 1977). In 1985, King wrote his first work for the comic book medium, writing a few pages of the benefit X-Men comic book Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men.
In the late 1970s, King began what became a series of interconnected stories about a lone gunslinger, Roland, who pursues the “Man in Black” in an alternate-reality universe that is a cross between J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth and the American Wild West. The first of these stories, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, was initially published in five installments by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction from 1977 to 1981. The Gunslinger was continued as an eight-book epic series called The Dark Tower, which books King wrote and published infrequently over four decades.
It, published in 1986, had an initial print run of 1,000,000 copies, King’s largest to date. In 1987, King released the second installment, The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three, in which Roland draws three people from 20th-century United States into his world through magical doors. In the early 2000s, King revised the original book, The Gunslinger, because he felt the voice and imagery of the original stories of the late 1970s did not seem to fit the voice of the final installment of 2004; King felt the style of the work had markedly changed during the intervening 27 years. The revised version was published in 2003.
In October 2005, King signed a deal with Marvel Comics to publish a seven-issue limited series spin-off of the series called The Gunslinger Born. The first issue was published on February 7, 2007.
In 2006, King published an apocalyptic novel, Cell. The book features a sudden force in which every cell phone user turns into a mindless killer. King noted in the book’s introduction that he does not use cell phones.
In 2008, King published both a novel, Duma Key, and a collection, Just After Sunset.
In 2009, King published Ur, a novella written exclusively for the launch of the second-generation Amazon Kindle and available only on Amazon.com, and Throttle, a novella co-written with his son Joe Hill and released later as an audiobook titled Road Rage. King’s next novel, 11/22/63, was published November 8, 2011, and was nominated for the 2012 World Fantasy Award Best Novel. The eighth Dark Tower volume, The Wind Through the Keyhole, was published in 2012. King’s next book was Joyland, a novel about “an amusement-park serial killer.” It was followed by the sequel to The Shining (1977), titled Doctor Sleep, published in September 2013.
King announced in June 2014 that Mr. Mercedes is part of a trilogy; the second book, Finders Keepers, was released on June 2, 2015. On April 22, 2015, it was revealed that King is currently working on the third book of the trilogy which name was later revealed to be End of Watch. The book was released on June 7, 2016, and hit the top of the New York Times bestseller list.
On November 3, 2015, King released his tenth collection of short stories, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. The book was released to critical acclaim and commercial success.
During a tour to promote End of Watch, King revealed that he had collaborated on a novel, set in a women’s prison in West Virginia, with his son, Owen King. The novel with the working title Sleeping Beauties is set to be released in 2017.