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James Patterson
Patterson in 2019
Patterson in 2019
Born James Brendan Patterson
March 22, 1947 (1947-03-22) (age 74)
Newburgh, New York, US
Nationality American
Alma mater Manhattan College
Vanderbilt University
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
Spouse Susan Patterson
Children Jack Patterson

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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