Stephen King - Famous Screenwriter

Stephen King Net Worth

$500,000,000

Famous author Stephen King has a net worth of $500 million, making him one of the wealthiest authors in the world. Known for his horror, supernatural fiction, and suspense novels, King has sold over 350 million copies of his books worldwide.

Key facts:

  • Stephen King has published more than 60 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman.
  • His books have sold over 350 million copies worldwide.
  • Many of his novels have been turned into popular films or mini-series, such as 'Carrie,' 'The Shining,' and 'Misery.'
  • King is often referred to as the King of Horror.
  • In addition to his writing career, King and his wife are philanthropists, donating millions of dollars each year to various causes.

Basic Information About Stephen King

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Authors
ProfessionsWriter, Screenwriter, Television producer, Actor, Columnist, Film director, Novelist
Net worth$500,000,000
Date of birth1947-09-21 (76 years old)
Place of birthPortland
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksUsually sets stories in Maine, particularly (until "Needful Things") in the small town of Castle Rock, which he created.
Most of his lead male characters are writers
Almost always has a cameo in the movies or mini-series based on his novels
Makes references to his previous novels in his books
Horror and fantasy themes
Supernatural events happening to everyday people
Indian burial grounds
Uses single words or phrases as foreshadowing ("Redrum" in The Shining)
Children in his books often are killed such as Gage in "Pet Sematary" and Ray Brauer in "The Body"
Many of his earlier works gave life to inanimate objects, turning them into homicidal monsters.
Often depicts small-town life, particularly in the fictional Castle Rock, as having a dark and dangerous underside to it.
Stories about small town communities facing a supernatural force.
Common theme is characters being isolated or trapped from the outside world.
Families are often portrayed as deeply dysfunctional or broken; fathers tend to be alcoholics and domineering or abusive, while mothers tend to be meek or self-deluded
Characters who have a troubled and even harmful relationship with religion (Margaret White in "Carrie," Father Callahan in "Salem's Lot," Vera Smith in "The Dead Zone," Mrs. Carmody in "The Mist")
SpouseTabitha King - (2 JanuaryΒ 1971 - present)Β (3 children)
GenderMale
Height6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Stephen King win?


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Stephen King awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
USC Scripter Award - WinnerThe Shawshank Redemption1995
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeCarrie1977
USC Scripter Award - NomineeThe Green Mile2000
USC Scripter Award - NomineeMisery1991
International Fantasy Film Award - Best FilmNomineeMaximum Overdrive1988

Stephen King roles

Movie / Series Role
The Shawshank RedemptionWriter
Stand by MeWriter
Doctor SleepWriter
CarrieWriter
It Chapter TwoWriter
It Chapter TwoShopkeeper
DreamcatcherWriter
The ShiningWriter
ItWriter
ChristineWriter
The Green MileWriter
The MistWriter
Pet SemataryWriter
Pet SemataryWriter
Pet SemataryMinister
The Running ManWriter
The Dark TowerWriter
CarrieWriter
MiseryWriter
Gerald's GameWriter
In the Tall GrassWriter
Children of the CornWriter
Pet SemataryWriter
The Dead ZoneWriter
CreepshowWriter
CreepshowJordy Verrill (segment "The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill")
1922Writer
Maximum OverdriveDirector
Maximum OverdriveWriter
Maximum OverdriveWriter
Maximum OverdriveWriter
Maximum OverdriveMan at Bank ATM (uncredited)
Fever PitchStephen King (uncredited)
CujoWriter
Stuck in LoveStephen King (voice)
Secret WindowWriter
Dolores ClaiborneWriter
1408Writer
Creepshow 2Writer
Creepshow 2Truck Driver (segment "The Hitchhiker")
Needful ThingsWriter
SleepwalkersWriter
SleepwalkersCemetery Caretaker
CellWriter
CellWriter
The Lawnmower ManWriter
Silver BulletWriter
Silver BulletWriter
Hearts in AtlantisWriter
ThinnerWriter

Stephen King's Quotes

  • I've killed enough of the world's trees.
  • I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami.
  • Each life makes its own imitation of immortality.
  • When asked, "How do you write?", I invariably answer, "One word at a time".
  • I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.

Stephen King's photos

Interesting Facts about Stephen King

  1. Newspapers reported that he has bought the van that hit him on June; he plans to hammer it to pieces on the anniversary of the accident. [September 1999]
  2. King was accidentally hit in the back by a minivan while walking on Route 5 near North Lovell, Maine. He suffered a broken leg, a bruised lung and a head laceration. The driver of the van was distracted by his dog. King was found lying in a depression about 14 feet off the road and appeared to have been thrown by the collision. The van's windshield was broken and the right front corner of the car was crunched in from the impact of striking King. [June 1999]
  3. Revealed that he is suffering from macular degeneration, a currently incurable condition which will most likely lead to blindness. [May 1999]
  4. Estimated annual salary is $40 million. [May 1999]
  5. HBO paid $1.5 million for the rights to the novel "Rose Madder". [October 1996]
  6. Has never censored his own work. The death of Dr. Jimmy Cody in "Salem's Lot" was cut due to the demands of the editor at Doubleday, which King acquiesced to because his career was still in its infancy.
  7. King published seven novels ("Rage", "The Long Walk", "Roadwork", "The Running Man", "Thinner", "The Regulators" and "Blaze") under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
  8. Portions of King's writings from when he was 9 years old appears in the 1993 book, "First Words", edited by Paul Mandelbaum, available from Algonquin books.
  9. Supposedly created his pseudonym Richard Bachman by reading a novel by Donald E. Westlake, whose pseudonym is Richard Stark, while listening to Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
  10. It is falsely rumored that he will not sign autographs because of superstition. Actually, he doesn't sign them because he hates the idolatry of celebrities (he also will not endorse an official fan club for the same reason). He will sign autographs now only at book signings, according to his official website. Another rumor (perhaps started by King) claims that, if sent a book to sign, he will burn it and return the ashes. This is also untrue and was debunked by his official website.
  11. Met his wife Tabitha King while the two were working at the Fogler Library as students at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.
  12. Used to work for a dry cleaner before publishing his first novel.
  13. His daughter Naomi wed her 54-year-old lesbian partner Thandeka (who is a theological school teacher) in Nashville, Tennessee. [June 2000]
  14. Bryan Smith, the driver of the van that hit King, dies. King said in a statement, "I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan Smith.The death of a 43-year-old man can only be termed untimely.". [September 2000]
  15. Scored in the 1300s on the SAT.
  16. Children: Naomi Rachel (b. 1970), Joseph Hillstrom (b. June 4, 1972) and Owen Phillip (b. February 21, 1977).
  17. Wrote "The Running Man", a 304-page novel, in only ten days.
  18. Owns three radio stations in Maine (one has been named AP Station of the Year more than once) Online at zoneradio.com
  19. Certified by Guinness Superlatives (the "Book of World Records" group) as having the most number of motion picture adaptations by a living author.
  20. In 1992 he and wife Tabitha King gave a donation to build Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine. The only condition Stephen had was that the score board would be placed such that he could see it from his house while working. In August of 2002 he threw the first pitch at the opening of the Senior League Baseball World Series. The Kings were honored for their generosity with an inscribed stone monument shaped like a home plate.

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  • Date taken: 1 February 1984

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