|Net Worth||$400 Million|
|Profession||Lawyer, Writer, Novelist, Author, Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television producer|
|Gender||Feb 8, 1955 (67 years old)|
|Date of Birth||$50 Million Per Year|
|Nationality||United States of America|
John Grisham’s Salary
What is John Grisham’s net worth?
John Grisham is an American author who has written a lot of books and is worth $400 million. Every year, Grisham makes between $50 million and $80 million in book and movie royalties and advances.
John Grisham has sold more than 300 million copies of his books all over the world so far in his career. People know him for his books about the law. He wrote his first book, “A Time to Kill,” in 1989. Since then, he has written 28 number one bestsellers in a row, and 300 million copies of his books have been sold. Grisham is also an activist and a politician. For six years, she was a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives.
Early life and the start of a career
In 1955, John Ray Grisham Jr. was born as the second of five children in Jonesboro, Arkansas. John, his father, worked in construction, and Wanda, his mother, took care of the house. When Grisham was four, his family moved to Southaven, Mississippi. As a child, he wanted to be a baseball player. He also became a devoted Christian and says that becoming a Christian was the most important thing that ever happened to him. When Grisham was a teenager, he worked as a plant waterer, a plumber, and a sales clerk, among other jobs. Grisham’s mother pushed him to go to college, so he went to Northwest Mississippi Community College and Delta State University in Cleveland. He ended up going to three different colleges before getting his BS in accounting from Mississippi State University. He went to the University of Mississippi School of Law with the goal of becoming a tax lawyer. He switched to civil litigation and got his JD in 1981.
Grisham was a criminal lawyer for about ten years and was a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1984 to 1990. He was in charge of the seventh district. While he was waiting around in court, he heard a young girl tell a jury about being abused. This gave him the idea for his first book. Because of what Grisham thought about the case, it took him three years to write “A Time to Kill.” After being turned down by 28 publishers, the book was finally put out in 1989 by the Wynwood Press, which wasn’t very well known at the time.
Major Fame and “The Firm”
“The Firm,” Grisham’s second book, was his first big hit. The book was on The New York Times’ list of best-sellers for 47 weeks. It was the seventh best-selling book of 1991. After this success, Grisham stopped being a lawyer. He only came back briefly for a case in 1996 that led to the biggest verdict of his career. Grisham was on a roll for the rest of the decade, with the second best-selling book of the year in 1992 and 1993 and the best-selling book of the year every year from 1994 to 2000. The books “The Pelican Brief,” “The Client,” “The Rainmaker,” and “The Runaway Jury” are all from this time period.
Nine of Grisham’s books have been turned into movies as of 2021. “The Firm,” which starred Tom Cruise and Holly Hunter and came out in 1993, was the first and most profitable. It made $270 million at the box office. Later that year, Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington made a movie based on “The Pelican Brief,” which made $195 million. Other movies based on Grisham’s books include “The Client,” which starred Susan Sarandon and was nominated for an Oscar, and “A Painted House,” which aired on TV in 2003 and starred Scott Glenn and Logan Lerman.
Starting with “A Painted House” in 2001, Grisham wrote about more than just the law. Instead, he focused on the rural American South in general. But he kept writing legal thrillers, putting out at least one a year. One of these thrillers, “The Summons,” was the best-selling book of 2002, putting the author back on top of the charts. “The Last Juror” and “The Broker,” both from 2004, were also big sellers during this time. Grisham has also written sports and comedy fiction, such as “Bleachers,” “Playing for Pizza,” “Calico Joe,” and the original screenplay for the baseball movie “Mickey.” He has also written a series of legal thrillers for middle-schoolers. These books are about Theodore Boone, a thirteen-year-old boy who wants to be a lawyer. In the 2010s, the author’s books like “The Litigators,” “The Racketeer,” “Rogue Lawyer,” and “Camino Island” kept selling well.
Since 1981, Grisham has been married to Renee Jones. The couple has two kids, Shea and Ty. Grisham has been interested in baseball his whole life. In 1996, he built a $3.8 million youth baseball complex in Covesville, Virginia. He also gave $1.2 million to the Virginia Cavaliers. This money went toward fixing up Davenport Field at the University of Virginia. Grisham also gives his time to many social causes. He is on the board of directors of the Innocence Project, which works to free people who were wrongfully convicted. Grisham has also talked about his political work on “Dateline NBC,” “Bill Moyers Journal” on PBS, and in The New York Times.
Grisham and his family split their time between a Victorian house near Oxford, Mississippi, houses in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Destin, Florida, and a condo in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Awards and Honors
Grisham has won a number of awards, including the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, the 2005 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, the Galaxy British Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Library of Congress Creative Achievement Award for Fiction. Also, Grisham is one of only three authors, along with J.K. Rowling and Tom Clancy, whose first printings sold two million copies.