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John Grisham – £160 million

John Grisham - Top ten earning authors
John Grisham – Top ten earning authors Credit: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com

John Grisham is an American born bestselling writer, best known for his legal thrillers. His first book (A Time to Kill) was published in 1989 he has gone on to have his books have been translated into 42 languages and selling over 300 million copies worldwide!

John has had 9 of his novels turned into feature films during his writing career.