Named the world 's richest writers

Forbes has published an annual ranking of the top 10 highest-paid writers in the world, to whom the money is literally flowing river.Since June 2009 to June 2010, the master of the pen have earned $ 270 million.The leader was an American novelist, author of "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls" James Patterson, who earned 70 million dollars.Forbes has published an annual ranking of the top 10 highest-paid writers in the world, to whom the money is literally flowing river.Since June 2009 to June 2010, the master of the pen have earned $ 270 million.The leader was an American novelist, author of "Along Came a Spider" and "Kiss the Girls" James Patterson, who earned 70 million dollars.

year ago, an American held second place ranking.It generates revenue not only from its books, but from the comic book, television, video games, as well as from the sale of products in electronic form.By 2012, the state of Patterson should increase by another 100 million dollars.Under the terms of his last to date of th

e contract, the author of popular thrillers in two years to write or co-sponsor of 11 books for adults and six children's books.Interesting is the fact that Patterson does not use a computer and wrote all his works by hand.

On the second line located Stephenie Meyer - author of a series of vampire novels "Twilight" writer brought worldwide fame.Novels were the basis of the saga and translated into more than 30 languages.They have sold 100 million copies.During the year the writer has earned 40 million dollars.About seven million dollars was brought to her income from box office of "Twilight."In June this year, the third part of the saga of vampires, "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse" has collected $ 175 million in the first six days of hire, which was the best indicator for films released in 2010.

Closes the three leaders of the king of horror Stephen King, whose income amounted to $ 34 million.It is noteworthy that eight million dollars writer brought the sale of his early works.Last for today 51 th King novel - "After the Sunset" - was released in November 2009 and has sold more than 600 000 copies.

leader of last year's Forbes ranking British writer JK Rowling, author of books about the adventures of boy wizard Harry Potter, fell this time on the tenth place with 300 million in 2008 to $ 10 million.

Top 10 most successful writers on the version of Forbes:

1. James Patterson ($ 70 million)

2. Stephenie Meyer (40 million dollars)

3. Stephen King (34 million)

4. Danielle Steel(32 million)

5. Ken Follett (20 million)

6. Dean Koontz (18 million)

7. Janet I. (17 million)

8. John Grisham (15 million)

9. Nicholas Sparks(14 million)

10. JK Rowling (10 million)