Stephen King Net Worth 2023, Biography, Career, Kids, Books

Stephen King Net Worth: Stephen King is a widely known American author, writing books and stories ranging from fiction to suspense, to fantasy and horror. He is a famously known author, who has written over sixty novels and more than two hundred stories, auctioning off over three hundred and fifty (350) million since his career started. 

Recognized and nicknamed “King of Horror,” Stephen King is the book author behind hit book adaptation movies or mini-series, such as “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Misery”, “It“, “Carrie”, and “The Shining”, to mention only but a few.

In this piece, I will share details about Stephen King’s biography, net worth 2022, age, height, parents, books, awards, nominations, career, education, and a handful of other trivia things you may not have known about him. Without further talks, let’s get into the tea.

Who is Stephen King? Biography
Who is Stephen King? Biography

Stephen King Biography, Career

Stephen King was born on the 21st of September 1947 in Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, in the United States of America. He was born and raised in the Middle-Income-earning family of Donald Edwin King and Nellie Ruth King (née Pillsbury). According to sources, his father, Donald Edwin King, was a traveling vacuum salesman after returning from World War.

The information available purports that Stephen’s father, Donald Edwin King, was Indiana with the surname “Pollock,” however, he was said to change it to “King” upon reaching his majority. On a rather trivia note, Stephen’s parents got married on July 23, 1939, in a home wedding that was held in Scarborough, Maine.

Sadly, however, Stephen’s father was said to have left his mother, so Stephen’s mother single-handedly raised him along with his elderly brother, David King. Because of how financially hard it was for King’s mother to raise him and his only sibling, David, Stephen’s mother, Nellie Ruth King (née Pillsbury), moved him and his brother from Scarborough to Chicago, where the family depended on relatives.

During those years, Nellie Ruth King (née Pillsbury), Stephen, and his brother were taken care of by their relatives in Croton-on-Hudson; Chicago; West De Pere, Wisconsin; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Malden, Massachusetts; and Stratford, Connecticut. Later, Stephen’s mother moved the family to Durham, Maine, where she looked after her parents until they passed.

While she cared for her parents, Nellie Ruth King worked as a caregiver to mentally challenged people in a local residential facility. Without a doubt, King’s childhood years weren’t the best, however, her mother tried her best in making it the best she could.

Having Richard Bachman, John Swithen, and Beryl Evans as his pen name, Stephen King started his career as a writer in 1967 at the age of 20. For Startling Mystery Stories, King made his debut with the publication of the book, “The Glass Floor.” At some point during the starting years of his career, Stephen King wanted to be a school teacher. However, no teaching job was forthcoming, so he gave up the idea of becoming a teacher.

Then, Stephen continued publishing short stories in a men’s magazine tagged “Cavalier.” Before fame, King also wrote stories, usually published in another men’s magazine tagged “Adam.” In 1973, however, Stephen got to publish his first novel titled “Carrie.” Two years later (in 1975), he published his second novel, “Salem’s Lot,” and well, “The Shining” and “The Stand” became his third and fourth books, published in 1977 and 1978, respectively.

Stephen King all smiling in a headshot picture.
Stephen King all smiling in a headshot picture.

Stephen King Books

Since he started writing, Stephen King has published over fifty books and counting. Accordingly, these are some of his books, including but not limited to these;

  • I Am the Doorway
  • Graduation Afternoon
  • The Library Policeman
  • The Reach
  • The Little Sisters of Eluria
  • The Things They Left Behind
  • The Man Who Loved Flowers
  • Riding the Bullet
  • Guns
  • Here There Be Tygers
  • Suffer the Little Children
  • The Breathing Method
  • The Mangler
  • The Sun Dog
  • Mile 81
  • Crouch End
  • The Wedding Gig
  • The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates
  • Quitters, Inc.
  • Nona
  • Jerusalem’s Lot
  • Night Surf
  • Apt Pupil
  • A Good Marriage
  • Ur
  • The Monkey
  • Gramma
  • One for the Road
  • Cain Rose Up
  • Gray Matter
  • The Gingerbread Girl
  • It

Stephen King Education

Stephen had his primary school education at Durham Elementary School. Later, he enrolled at the famed Lisbon Falls High School and would later proceed to the University of Maine, where he bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Stephen King Wife, Kids

Stephen King walked down to the altar with his now-wife, Tabitha Spruce, in a church wedding that was held in 1971. Looking at their family, the information available says they have three children and four grandchildren. Notably, two of his sons are writers, who although paving way for themselves, are not as known as Stephen.

On the other hand, Stephen’s only daughter is a church minister and preacher. Accordingly, Naomi King is the name of his daughter, whereas Joe Hill, and Owen King are the names of his sons.

Stephen King Height, Weight, Physical Appearance

Stephen King is standing 1.9 meters or 193 centimeters above the earth, approximated to be six feet three inches. Side by side, he weighs 107 kilograms, or 165 pounds, and belongs to the White ethnic group.

Stephen King in a headshot professional picture.
Stephen King in a headshot professional picture.

Stephen King Awards, Nominations

Arranged in no particular order, this is the list of Stephen King’s awards and nominations.

  • Shirley Jackson Award for Novelette — 2009
  • British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story
  • 1983 — The Breathing Method
  • German Fantastic Prize for Best International Author — 2005, 2004, 2003, … · The Dark Tower, Black House, The Green Mile, …
  • Bram Stoker Award for Novel — 2008, 2006, 2003, … · Duma Key, Lisey’s Story, The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla, …
  • Karl Edward Wagner Award — 1981
  • Black Quill for Dark Genre Novel Of The Year — 2009, Duma Key
  • World Fantasy Convention Award — 1980
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection — 2010, 2008, 1990, Full Dark, No Stars, Just After Sunset, Four Past Midnight
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller — 2011 · 11/22/63
  • Quill Award for Sports — 2005, Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season
  • World Horror Convention Grand Master Award — 1992
  • Goodreads Choice Awards Best Horror — 2019, 2018, 2017, … · The Institute, Elevation, Sleeping Beauties, …
  • Audie Award for Mystery — 2022, Later
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-fiction — 2000, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • World Fantasy Award—Life Achievement — 2004
  • Edgar Grand Master Award — 2007
  • Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters — 2003
  • Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy — 2012, The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole
  • World Fantasy Award—Short Fiction (1995, 1982 · The Man in the Black Suit, The Reach)
  • Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller — 2018, 2016, 2014 · The Outsider, End of Watch, Mr. Mercedes Trilogy
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction — 1995, Lunch at the Gotham Café
  • August Derleth Award — 2005, 1999, 1987, … · The Dark Tower, Bag of Bones, It, …
  • Edgar Award for Best Novel — 2015, Mr. Mercedes Trilogy
  • Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense — 2020 · The Institute
  • International Horror Guild Award for Television — 1999 · Storm of the Century
  • Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement — 2002
  • National Magazine Award for Fiction — 2013, 2004, Batman and Robin Have an Altercation, Rest Stop
  • Goodreads Choice Awards Best Science Fiction — 2011 · 11/22/63
  • Hugo Award for Best Related Work — 1982, Danse Macabre
  • Edgar Award for Best Short Story — 2016, Obits
  • PEN/O. Henry Award — 1996, The Man in the Black Suit
  • Alex Awards — 2009, Just After Sunset

Stephen King Net Worth

As an A-list and best-seller author, Stephen King has amassed more than $450,000,000 (four hundred and fifty thousand dollars).

Fun Facts, Trivia

  • Stephen King suffered from drug addiction until the 1980s, when he made the conscious decision to stop the consumption of all kinds of drugs, including alcoholic beverages.
  • Stephen King is 75 years old.

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