The world’s 3 highest-paid authors of 2017

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By: Teresa Strasser | Orlando Morales Posted: 9:32 PM, Aug 16, 2017

Most of us like to read and even if you don't, usually bestselling books end up in the box office for our viewing pleasure. Apparently it's big business that translates to big bucks for these writers, so on today's Buzz List Teresa Strasser has the world’s richest authors.

3.  Jeff Kinney

The guy behind Diary of a Wimpy Kid has raked in $21 million so far this year.

2.  James Patterson

With 9.5 million copies of his books sold in the U.S., this American author is bringing in $87 million, with many of his books being adapted for the big and small screen. His most popular book series is Alex Cross.

1.  J. K. Rowling

The British author has sold over 400 million copies worldwide bringing in $95 this year. Her latest offering Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a hit at bookstores and the box office.

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