Stephen King

Born 21 September, 1947 ( 77 years old) in Portland, USA .

What is the zodiac sign of Stephen King ?
According to the birthday of Stephen King the astrological sign is Virgo .

Stephen King's Height is 193 cm. ( 6 ft 3 ins).

Currently, Stephen King is Married.

Occupation: writer.

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February 01, 2021

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Stephen Edwin King was born in the fall of 1941 in the US state of Maine, in the city of Portland. The birth of a boy can be called a miracle. The fact is that Nelly Ruth Pillsbury, the mother of the future writer, was diagnosed with infertility by doctors. And when the woman married for the second time to the captain of the merchant ship Donald Edward King, the couple decided to adopt the boy. The adopted son was named David Victor. And two years later, Nellie suddenly became pregnant. The couple had a son, Stephen Edwin.

But the common child could not make the parents' marriage strong. The head of the family had a reputation as a ladies' man. As a sailor, he traveled all over the world. After World War II, Donald retired from the Navy and took a job as a salesman, offering customers vacuum cleaners. He was burdened by family life. When Stephen was 2 years old, his father disappeared from his life. The man left the house to buy cigarettes and disappeared. Mom announced to her sons that Dad was kidnapped by the Martians. According to some sources, the woman guessed that the "Martians" could be a cute waitress from Connecticut.

Looking ahead, let's say that the film crew of one of the American television channels, while working on a documentary about the biography of Stephen King in the 1990s, found his negligent parent. As it turned out, he lived nearby, in the neighboring state of Pennsylvania, with his Brazilian wife and four children.

After her husband's escape, Ruth, a pianist by training, had a hard time. She took on any low-paying job, just to feed her sons. She worked as a saleswoman in a bakery or as a servant in wealthy houses. The woman moved from state to state in search of a good job. The family has lived in Indiana, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Connecticut. In the end, she stayed for a long time in West Durham, Maine.

Stephen King saw how hard it was for his mother, although she never complained. In his youth he realized that a society of equal opportunities is a myth for naive people. In fact, life is difficult and unfair.   

As a child, Steve became an unwitting witness to a terrible tragedy: a peer died before his eyes, falling under the wheels of a freight train. King experienced a severe shock, after which the terrible footage of death was erased in his memory for some time. They surfaced only a few years later, when he was told about the tragedy. The writer's biographers claim that this event influenced his work and inspired him to write some of his works.

Frequent travel undermined the already frail health of Stephen King. He suffered particularly hard from the measles disease. Then acute pharyngitis happened, which turned into one of the forms of ear infection, incurable with antibiotics. Three times the boy experienced a hellish pain when his eardrum was pierced. Due to illness, King attended first grade for two years.

Perhaps all these difficulties in life have shaped the guy's gloomy perception of reality and tastes. He loved horror movies. An indelible impression on his psyche was made by pictures in the genre of horror "Creature from the Black Lagoon", "Asylum", "I was a werewolf teenager", "Palaces of Montezuma" and "Sands of Iwo Jima". Stephen King was so impressionable in his youth that even watching the cartoon "Bambi" with a scene of a forest fire caused excruciating nightmares.

The guy's favorite books included "The Hulk", "Spider-Man", "Superman", the novels of Ray Bradbury, as well as comics about evil spirits "The Tomb of Horror" and "Tales from the Crypt". Stephen King later admitted that he liked the feeling of fear and "the feeling of complete loss of control over feelings."

To distract himself from constant illnesses, the boy, encouraged by his mother, began to write. The pen test happened at the age of 7. Stephen King wrote a short story about Captain Casey's adventures. The inspiration came from a comic strip about a brave captain. The boy simply recounted what he had read. Mom praised the work, but at the same time noticed that Steve could well create something of his own. Soon, the future writer presented four small stories about a white rabbit to her court. For each of them, his mother paid him the first "fee" in the amount of 25 cents.




From that moment on, Stephen King worked without stopping. His first "bestseller" was a story based on the movie "The Well and the Pendulum". The guy printed his work in the amount of 40 copies on a hectograph.

In 1959, 18-year-old Stephen King, together with his brother David, began publishing an information bulletin called "Dave's Leaf". The guys distributed it with the help of an old mimeograph and sold it to friends, neighbors and relatives for 5 cents. David wrote local news, and Steve wrote reviews of films and his own short stories. At the same time, Stephen King read for the first time the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. He became the guy's favorite writer. According to him, after getting acquainted with the ominous stories of the collection "Lurking in the Shadows", he had a feeling of "returning home."

In high school, Stephen King could not decide what to do next: go to university or volunteer in Vietnam to collect interesting facts for future creativity. He no longer doubted that his future life would be associated with writing. Mom convinced her son, who, among other things, had vision problems, to refuse to travel to Vietnam. 

King entered college where he began to prepare for university. He also got a job at a weaving factory. Work was necessary to earn money for school. Steve glued the packaging for the goods and put them in containers. In between work, he drove away the clouds of aggressive rats that were found in the basement. Later, these impressions became the basis for the story "Night shift".

In August 1966, Stephen King entered the University of Maine, choosing the Faculty of English Literature. At the same time he studied at the teacher training college. Steve and Dave had a hard time, because their mothers sent their sons only $ 5 a week for pocket expenses, while she herself was starving.

At the university, the future "King of Horrors" got married. After graduating from high school, receiving a bachelor's degree, he decided to make a living by writing. But it didn't generate income. Therefore, Stephen King and his young family subsisted on his modest earnings in the laundry, his wife's student loan and small fees for the stories of the writer, which were published in magazines.

In the fall of 1971, Stephen King took a job as an English teacher at a school in Hampden, Maine. He continued to write but seems to have begun to lose confidence in his literary ability. One day, the spouse found the manuscript of the novel "Carrie" thrown out by Steve in a dustbin. He threw out the draft before finishing the work. The wife read the novel and begged her husband to finish it.

In the winter of 1973, Stephen King's mother passed away. The woman did not live a year before her son's first success. In 1974, one of the publishers took over the publication of the novel "Carrie" and paid the writer a fee of $ 2,500. Unexpectedly for Steve, the readers liked the novel. Doubleday sold the copyright for the work to another, larger publisher, NAL, for $ 400,000. Stephen King received half of the amount.

The writer left teaching and moved to neighboring Colorado. Here, in Boulder, his second successful novel, The Shining, was written.

In the late 1970s, Stephen King worked under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. Some biographers of the writer argue that the publication of books under an assumed name was dictated by the novelist's self-doubt. It seemed to him that the success achieved was accidental. After repeating it under a different name, King wanted to be convinced of the opposite. The book "Fury" was published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. But King withdrew it from the market after his novel was found in a juvenile delinquent who shot classmates in Kansas.

The name Richard Bachman appeared under several of King's novels: The Long Walk, Roadworks, The Running Man, and Losing Weight. It is noteworthy that the surname Bachman was adopted by the writer for "armament" because he was an ardent admirer of the then-famous musical group "Bachman-Turner Overdrive".

Stephen King had to abandon the pseudonym after it was exposed by an attentive seller in one of the Washington bookshops. Then the novelist announced that Bachmann had died of cancer.

In the 1980s and 90s, Stephen King's best books appear. First of all, this is the novel "The Shooter", which became the first in the "Dark Tower" cycle. In the same 1982, in a record 10 days, he wrote the 300-page novel The Running Man.

In 1996, the book "The Green Mile" was published. This is one of Stephen King's most beloved novels. A year later, the writer entered into a contract with the publishing house "Simon & Schuster", which paid him an advance of $ 8 million for the novel "Bag of Bones", and also pledged to give 50% of the proceeds from the sale.

Many works of the "King of Horrors" are filmed. In 1998, Stephen King wrote one of the most popular TV series of those years - the project "The X-Files", in which Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny played their starring roles.

In the summer of 1999, a writer walking with his dog was hit by a minibus. Stephen King was diagnosed with multiple fractures of the right leg, a fractured hip, head and lung injuries. The leg was barely saved from amputation. For a long time, the novelist could sit no more than 40 minutes, after which the pain in a broken hip became excruciating. This event formed the basis of the 7th part of the series of novels "The Dark Tower", and also found its reflection in one of the films of the series "Royal Hospital".

In 2002, Stephen King saddened his fans with the news that he was ending his writing career. It is still difficult for him to sit, which does not allow him to concentrate on the next masterpiece. But to the great delight of fans, the novelist broke his promise to stop writing.

In 2004, the last part of the "Dark Tower" epic was released. And after 2 years, the novelist presented a new work called "The Story of Lizzie".

In 2006, hoax lover Stephen King announced that he had found Bachmann's unpublished novel Blaze. In fact, it was his own manuscript from his student days, which he found all this time, was kept at the university.

From 2008 to 2016, Stephen King delighted readers with a collection of short stories "After Sunset" and the novels "Duma Key", "Under the Dome", "Doctor Sleep", "Mister Mercedes" and "Rebirth". In the summer of 2016, the "King of Horrors" presented the third part of the novel "Mister Mercedes", which is called "Post passed."

In the same year, fans of the “King of Horror” talent watched with pleasure on the screens a literary evening with the participation of two famous writers - Stephen King and George Martin. The meeting took place in the city of Albuquerque.



Personal life

As mentioned above, the novelist met his future wife Tabitha Spruce at the university. During those difficult years, they had a son, Joseph, and a daughter, Naomi. Later, a second son appeared - Owen. Tabitha is not alien to literary activity - the woman also tried to create, but her nine novels were not in great demand.

Stephen King's personal life with his beloved wife was happy. Together they went through many trials. At the beginning of family life - through poverty. Later - through alcoholism and drug addiction of the novelist. In 1999, a letter appeared in one of the satirical newspapers, allegedly written by Stephen King, in which he admitted that the period of writing the novel "Tomminokers" fell out of his memory.

As it turns out, the 1980s were indeed overshadowed by King's addiction to drinking and drugs. To convince the writer who denied his addictions to go to doctors, his relatives "collected" evidence: they dumped in front of him cans of beer, packages of Valium, cocaine and marijuana found in the trash. Only then, seeing with horror all this "wealth" on the carpet, Stephen King admitted his illness and turned to specialists for help.

The first work he wrote after his recovery was the novel "Necessary Things".

Together with his wife, Stephen King owns three estates: in Bangor, Lovell and Sarasota. The last family visits in winter. It is located on the shores of the warm Gulf of Mexico in Florida.

Today the writer and his wife have four grandchildren.

Stephen King's sons also took their first steps in writing. Naomi's daughter is not fond of writing. She is known for being in a relationship with theology teacher Tandeka.

In his spare time, Stephen King attends the games of his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. In the 1990s, the couple sponsored the construction of Mansfield Stadium, and in 2014 the writer took part in fundraising for people with amyotrophic sclerosis.




1974 - "Carrie" 1977 - "The Shining" 1982 - "Shooter" 1983 - "Pet Sematary" 1987 - "Extraction of Three" 1991 - "Badlands" 1996 - "Green Mile" 1997 - "The Wizard and the Crystal" 2003 - " The Wolves of Calla "2004 -" Song of Suzanne "2004 -" The Dark Tower "2012 -" The Wind Through the Keyhole "



Net Worth

Stephen King 's estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below.

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Stephen King Net Worth 2022

Stephen King 's revenue is $1M in 2022. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Stephen King and could vary in the range between $791.3K - $1.2M.

Year Estimation
December 2022 $53.2K - $165K
November 2022 $70.9K - $110.8K
October 2022 $75.2K - $110.9K
September 2022 $74.9K - $160.3K
August 2022 $64.5K - $131.6K
July 2022 $82.1K - $107.6K
June 2022 $74.7K - $160.3K
May 2022 $48.5K - $89.1K
April 2022 $45.4K - $111K
March 2022 $78.4K - $157.8K
February 2022 $66.1K - $141.1K
January 2022 $81.1K - $156.9K


Stephen King Net Worth 2021

Stephen King 's revenue is $1.2M in 2021. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Stephen King and could vary in the range between $756.7K - $1.6M.

Year Estimation
December 2021 $53.1K - $85.2K
November 2021 $74.5K - $125.4K
October 2021 $51.4K - $137K
September 2021 $61.8K - $120.9K
August 2021 $42.4K - $96.8K
July 2021 $78.1K - $159K
June 2021 $74.8K - $165K
May 2021 $53.3K - $154.5K
April 2021 $78.1K - $102.9K
March 2021 $48.3K - $105.9K
February 2021 $80.2K - $104.6K
January 2021 $74.4K - $144.4K


Stephen King Net Worth 2020

Stephen King 's revenue is $1.6M in 2020. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Stephen King and could vary in the range between $649.1K - $1.1M.

Year Estimation
December 2020 $78.9K - $122.7K
November 2020 $64.8K - $99K
October 2020 $83K - $85.4K
September 2020 $60.9K - $150.5K
August 2020 $54.2K - $101.7K
July 2020 $66.4K - $96.4K
June 2020 $81.6K - $89.8K
May 2020 $50.6K - $98.9K
April 2020 $54K - $112.8K
March 2020 $75.4K - $99.9K
February 2020 $53.8K - $142.2K
January 2020 $46K - $149.5K


Stephen King Net Worth 2019

Stephen King 's revenue is $1.2M in 2019. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Stephen King and could vary in the range between $720.3K - $1.6M.

Year Estimation
December 2019 $74.9K - $106.8K
November 2019 $80.6K - $93.3K
October 2019 $58.8K - $132.1K
September 2019 $82.9K - $108.6K
August 2019 $68.4K - $96K
July 2019 $79.9K - $88.2K
June 2019 $62.3K - $103.5K
May 2019 $42.5K - $97.8K
April 2019 $47.8K - $148.7K
March 2019 $47.1K - $83.5K
February 2019 $78.8K - $139.4K
January 2019 $49.8K - $126.4K


Stephen King Net Worth 2018

Stephen King 's revenue is $1.4M in 2018. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Stephen King and could vary in the range between $943.7K - $2M.

Year Estimation
December 2018 $45K - $121.1K
November 2018 $76.9K - $105.1K
October 2018 $58.2K - $134.6K
September 2018 $80.4K - $146.8K
August 2018 $56.3K - $151.8K
July 2018 $56.7K - $117K
June 2018 $63.4K - $145.2K
May 2018 $72.2K - $160.4K
April 2018 $81.2K - $95K
March 2018 $53.4K - $113.4K
February 2018 $80.2K - $155.9K
January 2018 $78.3K - $156.4K


Stephen King Net Worth 2017

Stephen King 's revenue is $1.8M in 2017. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Stephen King and could vary in the range between $614.5K - $1.1M.

Year Estimation
December 2017 $42.9K - $116.2K
November 2017 $65.9K - $94K
October 2017 $53K - $144.9K
September 2017 $79.5K - $101.6K
August 2017 $54.2K - $102.5K
July 2017 $55K - $142.3K
June 2017 $61.1K - $119.9K
May 2017 $81K - $101.7K
April 2017 $59.5K - $131.5K
March 2017 $67.7K - $84.8K
February 2017 $47K - $128.2K
January 2017 $64.8K - $85.9K


Stephen King Net Worth 2016

Stephen King 's revenue is $1.6M in 2016. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Stephen King and could vary in the range between $510K - $1.1M.

Year Estimation
December 2016 $69.4K - $87.9K
November 2016 $49.7K - $129.1K
October 2016 $47.2K - $127.5K
September 2016 $69.5K - $138.3K
August 2016 $73.8K - $155K
July 2016 $55.5K - $114.5K
June 2016 $51.5K - $132.8K
May 2016 $63.5K - $118.6K
April 2016 $71.1K - $154.7K
March 2016 $74K - $122.7K
February 2016 $53.9K - $144.8K
January 2016 $49.5K - $112K


It is an overall forecast for the net worth of Stephen King. The evaluation covers the latest 5 years and an approximation for next year. See above to learn how much money does Stephen King makes a year.

The range above shows an estimation based on evaluation generated by public information about sponsorships or other sources found on the internet. It's summarized data from Stephen King's projects existing in AidWiki's repository. It's an approximation of the revenue compiled by AidWiki and may not correspond with the real amount.