Stephen King is a world famous American bestselling writer specializing in the science fiction, horror, fantasy & suspense genres. He has been the recipient of numerous honours like the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Bram Stoker Award, British Fantasy Society Award & World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
The massive success he enjoyed by King in his literary career has transformed him into one of the richest writers in the world. The bulk of his wealth has come flowed from the royalties of the sales of 350 million book copies. Additional revenue streams in from the transfer of copyrights when his books are adapted into movies, comics & TV series. His reported net worth till date is estimated to be a staggering 400 million USD.
All the millions earned till now has ensured a king-sized lifestyle for King. He owns a couple of luxury homes in Bangor & Lovell in Maine, US. He owns a sea facing mansion off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Luxury cars adorn his garage. His private jet comes in handy to fly around the world. He is very fond of watching baseball & is a big fan of Boston Red Sox. Philanthropic organizations like Heifer International, Jimmy Fund & STK Foundation have been the beneficiaries of his charitable activities. The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation started by him supports budding artists suffering from health issues.
Stephen was born & brought up in Maine in a middle class American family & greatly influenced by the way of life of his birth place. His father was a merchant seaman & mother was a homemaker. He endured a very turbulent childhood & faced great financial distress since his father abandoned the family when he was just two years old. In the year 1999 he has badly injured in a hit & run traffic accident but luckily managed to make a good recovery. He is married to Tabitha & the couple has been blessed with three children. Recently they became grandparents.