Earnings of the wealthiest children's authors worldwide from June 2015 to June 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

Top earning children’s authors 2016 The statistic shows a ranking of the highest paid children's authors worldwide. In the period from June 2015 to June 2016, Jeff Kinney - author of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series - was the wealthiest children's author worldwide, with earnings amounting to 19.5 million U.S. dollars.
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Earnings in million U.S. dollars
Jeff Kinney19.5
J.K. Rowling19
Dr. Seuss17
Rick Riordan9.5
Rachel Renee Russel8.5
Earnings in million U.S. dollars
Jeff Kinney19.5
J.K. Rowling19
Dr. Seuss17
Rick Riordan9.5
Rachel Renee Russel8.5
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The statistic shows a ranking of the highest paid children's authors worldwide. In the period from June 2015 to June 2016, Jeff Kinney - author of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series - was the wealthiest children's author worldwide, with earnings amounting to 19.5 million U.S. dollars.
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July 2016
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Worldwide
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June 2015 to June 2016
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The source provides the following explanation about the methodology: "estimates are compiled by examining print, ebook and audiobook sales from Nielsen BookScan figures, considering TV and movie earnings and talking to authors, agents, publishers and other experts. Earnings are tabulated from June 2015 to June 2016 and are pretax; other fees are not deducted."

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