James Patterson facts for kids
Patterson in 2019
|Born||James Brendan Patterson
March 22, 1947
Newburgh, New York, US
|Alma mater||Manhattan College
|Genre||Mystery, young adult fiction, thriller, comedy, realistic fiction, romance|
|Notable works||The Alex Cross series, the Women's Murder Club series, the Maximum Ride series, the Michael Bennett series, the Middle School series, and the I Funny series|
James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist.
His works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels.
His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes's list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of $95 million.
His total income over a decade is about $700 million, making him the richest author in the world.
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