James Dashner Net Worth

June 13, 2023
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James Smith Dashner was born on the 26th November 1972, in Austell, Georgia USA, and is a novelist who writes mostly fantasy and science fiction novels. He is best known for writing the saga of “The Maze Runner” (2009-2015), which has sold over 6.5 million units worldwide, and has also been successfully adapted into films. Dasher has been active in the industry since 2003.

How much is the net worth of James Dashner? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in late 2016. Novels are the main sources of Dashner fortune and popularity.

James Dashner Net Worth $4 Million

To begin with, James Dashner moved at two years with his family to Duluth, Minnesota, where he attended the Duluth High School until his matriculation in 1991. The same year, he enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he began writing novels to have additional financial support – during his childhood and adolescence, he had always shown interest in literature, from children’s stories. In 2003, he published his first book “A Door in the Woods” which would begin the saga of Jimmy Fincher; the story was extended into four books and concluded in 2005. Dashner remained dormant until 2008, when he published the book “The Journal of Curious Letters”, which began the saga of the 13th Reality, which was also extended into four books. His net worth was well established.

In 2009, he published “The Maze Runner”, the first book of the same name trilogy, inspired by the book “Lord of the Flies” (1954), “The Shining” (1977) and “Ender’s Game” (1985). In the next two years, he published “The Scorch Trials” and “The Death Cure”, and the trilogy began to gain popularity, becoming a bestseller on The New York Times List and USA Today. Also, several critics wrote rave reviews praising the dystopian atmosphere and suspense. In the Awards ALA 2011, “The Maze Runner” won an award as the Best Book of Fiction for young adults. Moreover, various state organizations recognized the work of the author to be one of the best books written by novelists of Georgia, as evidenced by sales. After this success, Dashner wrote a prequel narrating the events that occurred before the first book, beginning with “The Kill Order”. In 2013, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to “The Maze Runner” and in 2014 the film adaptation of the same name directed by Wes Ball premiered, becoming a blockbuster by taking more than $340 million at the box office, ten times its budget. Therefore, 20th Century Fox announced the release of sequels based on the following two novels, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” launched in 2015, while “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is expected to be launched in the middle of 2017. During the success of “The Maze Runner”, Dashner also wrote the sagas “The Infinity Ring” and “The Mortality Doctrine, which have had good receptions, and added to his net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the author, James Dashner has been married to Lynette Anderson since 1998, with whom he has four children.

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