Rick Riordan is one of the top earning authors across the world with a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018. His most popular books are The Lost Hero, The Titan’s Curse, The House of Hades and The Lightning Thief. 2 books of his Percy Jackson series, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters were adapted into films, the first one was released in 2010 called Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and the second one was released in 2013 called Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Biography & Wiki
Richard Russell Riordan Jr. was born on June 5, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. His father is Rick Riordan Sr. and his mother, Lyn Belisle is the author of 2 books, Coloring the Folk Art of Mexico and THE CIT CONSORTIUM: SOCIAL LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES.
Rick Riordan graduated from Alamo Heights High School then from the University of Texas with a degree in English and History.
Rick Riordan has been married to Becky Riordan and they are the parents of 2 sons, Haley Riordan and Patrick Riordan.
Rick Riordan career in the authoring industry started was when he was an English and history teacher at middle schools, he was writing grownups mystery novels. His first full book ever was published in 1997 and it’s called Big Red Tequila.
Rick Riordan has many book series. One of them is called Tres Navarre, and it has 7 books including Big Red Tequila, The Widower’s Two-Step, The last king of Texas, The Devil Went Down to Austin, Southtown, Mission Road, and Rebel Island.
Another series by Rick Riordan is called Percy Jackson & the Olympians, and its books include The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. The first two books of this series, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters were adapted to films that were released in 2010 and 2013, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Rick Riordan The Heroes of Olympus books series includes 5 books, The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades, and The Blood of Olympus.
A book trilogy by Rick Riordan that consists adventure and Egyptian mythological fiction books called The Kane Chronicles, and its books include The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent’s Shadow.
Recently, Rick Riordan has been working on a fantasy adventure series called The Trials of Apollo, and 2 books of it were published so far, The Hidden Oracle (2016) and The Dark Prophecy which was published on May 2, 2017. His upcoming book for this series is called The Burning Maze and it is expected to be published in the middle of 2018.
Awards & Achievements
Rick Riordan has been adding up to his career a great list of awards. He won the Shamus Award for Best First P. I. Novel (Big Red Tequila), Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original (Big Red Tequila), Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original (The Widower’s Two-Step), Goodreads Choice Awards Best Middle Grade & Children’s (The Son of Neptune, 2011) (The Mark of Athena, 2012) (The House of Hades, 2013) (The Blood of Olympus, 2014) (The Sword of Summer, 2015) (The Hidden Oracle, 2016), and many others.
In 2017 so far he earned a Stonewall Book Award for Children’s literature.
Net Worth of Rick Riordan
In 2017, Rick Riordan has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He made his $25 million fortune from being an English and History teacher at middle schools for 15 years, but mostly from the great books he’s been authoring, publishing and selling. So far, Rick Riordan books were translated into more than 40 languages and sold for more than 60 million copies across the world. It is also important to mention that 2 of Rick Riordan books, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters, were adapted into films.
Rick Riordan has been a very successful and talented book author. He also used to teach English and History at middle schools for 15 years. Rick Riordan books were translated into more than 40 languages and so far, 2 of his books were adapted into films, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. Rick Riordan has been married to Becky Riordan and they are the parents of 2 sons.