R. L. Stine is a popular American writer who has an estimated net worth of over $220 million. He is sometimes known as “Eric Affabee” and “Jovial Bob Stine”. He has written hundreds of novels based on horror fiction. His books have sold more than 400 million copies. He is also an executive editor, television producer, and screenwriter. Stine is referred as “Stephen King of children’s literature”.
Biography & Wiki
Robert Lawrence Stine was born to parents Anne Feinstein and Lewis Stine in Columbus, Ohio on October 8, 1943. He was raised in Bexley, Ohio.
He started writing when he was nine years old. In 1965, Stine graduated with a BA in English from the Ohio State University. In there, he used to serve as the editor of the college magazine called ‘The Sundial’ for three years.
Following his graduation, he moved to New York City for pursuing a career in writing.
In 1969, R. L. Stine got married to writer and Editor Jane Waldhorn. They have a son named Matthew born in June 1980. His wife is the co-founder of the Parachute Press and his son works in the music industry.
R. L. Stine has written many humor books for children in the name of Jovial Bob Stine. He is also the creator of the humor magazine called ‘Bananas’. It was published by Scholastic Press for teenagers and has 75 issues from 1975 to 1984. It also had many paperback books and Yearbooks, and he was the main editor for most of the writing.
His first horror novel entitled ‘Blind Date’ was released in 1986. This was followed by many other novels like ‘The Girlfriend’, ‘Hit and Run’, ‘Beach House’, and ‘The Babysitter’. In 1989, Stine became the head-writer and co-creator of the TV show ‘Eureka’s Castle’ on Nick Jr.
He has also written the ‘Fear Street’ book including the Space Cadet series called ‘Losers in Space’, ‘Bozos on Patrol’, and ‘Jerks in Training’. In 1992, he teamed up with his wife’s Parachute Press for launching ‘Goosebumps’.
Stine has served as the producer for the Goosebumps television series. He has also produced three video games. He has also written four novels targeted at adults; ‘Superstitious’, ‘Red Rain’, ‘Eye Candy’, and ‘The Sitter’.
In the 21st century, he has worked on books like ‘Goosebumps Horrorland’, ‘The Nightmare Room’, ‘Fear School’, ‘Rotten School’, and ‘Mostly Ghostly’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2002, R. L. Stine won the Champion of Reading Award from Philadelphia’s Free Public Library. He has also received three Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and the Kids’ Choice Award for Best Book-Mystery/Horror. In 2007, he was conferred with the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award. In 2014, he won the Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In the 1990s, Strine has appeared on the list of “Most Intriguing People” on People Weekly.
Net Worth of R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine has an estimated net worth of more than $220 million as of 2017. This wealth comes from the sale of his books. In the 1990s, he was named as the bestselling author in America. As of 2008, he has sold 400 million copies and has appeared on many bestseller lists.
R. L. Stine is considered one of the most popular novelists in the world. He has penned hundreds of children books in his career. He has also written several horror novels and has produced many television shows including the Goosebumps’ series. His popularity is such that the Guinness Book of World Records has named him the best-selling children’s book author of all time. Stine’s story has even inspired the ‘Haunted Lighthouse’.