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Ken Follett Net Worth

Ken Follett Net Worth is
$55 Million

Ken Follett Biography

Kenneth Martin Follett was born on the 5th June 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, UK, and is a novelist, best recognized for writing a number of popular thrillers and novels, such as “Eye Of The Needle” (1978), “The Key To Rebecca” (1980), “The Third Twin” (1996), and “Whiteout” (2004). He is also the author of book series, such as Kingsbridge series and The Century Trilogy.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ken Follett is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ken’s net worth is over $55 million, accumulated through his successful career as the best selling author of many books, which has been active since 1974.

Ken Follett Net Worth $55 Million

Ken Follett spent his childhood with three siblings in his hometown, where he was raised by his mother, Lavinia Follett, a housewife, and his father Martin Follett, who worked as a tax inspector. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to London, where he attended Harrow Weald Grammar School. Upon matriculation, he enrolled at Poole Technical College and later he was accepted to University College London, where he was a student of Philosophy. Right after graduation, he attended a post-graduate course in Journalism.

At the beginning of his career, Ken was hired as a reporter by the (London) Evening News; however, he quit the job and moved his focus to publishing, working as a managing director for the small London publisher Everest Books. During the same period, he began writing and his first book “The Big Needle” from the Apples Carstairs book series was published in 1974. He eventually achieved enormous success in 1978, when he published “Eye Of The Needle”, which sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, adding a considerable amount to his net worth and earning him the Edgar Best Novel Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Since then, his career has only gone upwards and by the end of the 1970s, he had also published the novels “Capricorn One” (1978), “Triple” (1979), and “The Key To Rebecca” (1980).

In the next two decades, Ken continued successfully, publishing the novel “The Man From St. Petersburg” in 1982, which was followed by “On Wings Of Eagles” (1983). Two years later, he also published “Lie Down With Lions”, after which he wrote the first book of the Kingsbridge series entitled “The Pillars Of The Earth” in 1989. During the 1990s, he published six novels, including “Night Over Water” (1991), “A Place Called Freedom” (1995), “The Hammer Of Eden (1998) – which won the Premio Bancarella Literary Prize in Italy in 1999 – and “Code To Zero” (2000), all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.

In 2001, Ken published the book entitled “Jackdaws”, for which he won the Corine Literature Prize in Bavaria, followed by “Hornet Flight” (2002) and “Whiteout” in 2004. In 2007, he published the second book of Kingsbridge series entitled “World Without End”. To speak further about his career, Ken is also known as the author of The Century Trilogy, which consists of the novels “Fall Of Giants” (2010), that won the Libri Golden Book Award for Best Fiction Title in Hungary, “Winter Of The World” (2012), that won the Qué Leer Prize for Best Translated Book in Spain, and “Edge Of Eternity” (2014) – all of which contributed a lot to his wealth. Most recently, he wrote the third and last book of the Kingsbridge series “A Column Of Fire”, which is scheduled for release in September of 2017.

Thanks to his accomplishments, Ken has received three Honorary Doctor of Literature degrees from the University of Glamorgan and Saginaw Valley State University in 2007, and from the University of Exeter in 2008.

Speaking about his personal life, Ken Follet has been married to Barbara Broer since 1985. He was previously married to Mary Emma Ruth Elson (1968-1985), with whom he has two children. In his spare time, Ken enjoys performing music with the folk band Clog Iron. Moreover, he also collaborates with a number of charitable organizations.

Quick Facts

Full NameKen Follett
Net Worth$55 Million
Date Of BirthJune 5, 1949
Place Of BirthCardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
ProfessionWriter, Miscellaneous Crew, Actor, Author
EducationUniversity College London
NationalityWelsh
SpouseBarbara Follett
ChildrenEmanuele Follett
ParentsMartin Follett, Lavinia Follett
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/KenFollettAuthor
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/kmfollett
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Follett
AwardsEdgar Award for Best Novel, Edgar Grand Master Award, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Historical Fiction
MoviesThe Third Twin, The Pillars of the Earth, Eye of the Needle, The Key to Rebecca, Red Eagle, Eisfieber


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Target1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Dangerous Fortune2015TV Movie novel post-production
World Without End2012TV Mini-Series based on the book by - 8 episodes
The Pillars of the Earth2010TV Mini-Series based on the book by - 8 episodes
Eisfieber2010TV Movie novel
The Third Twin1997TV Movie novel
Lie Down with Lions1994TV Movie novel
On Wings of Eagles1986TV Mini-Series based upon the book by - 2 episodes
The Key to Rebecca1985TV Movie book
Eye of the Needle1981based on the novel by

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey Into the Dark Ages2012TV Mini-Series documentary host
World Without End2012TV Mini-Series consultant - 1 episode
The Pillars of the Earth2010TV Mini-Series consultant - 8 episodes

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Pillars of the Earth2010TV Mini-SeriesMerchant
The Third Twin1997TV MovieManservant

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paradise Stop2011executive producer
White Wedding2009executive producer

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics2009TV Movie documentary special thanks
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers2009TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Página 22008-2014TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Author / Himself - Guest
Great Welsh Writers2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Journey Into the Dark Ages2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host
El hormiguero2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Buenafuente2010TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Ian Fleming's Incredible Creation2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Andrew Marr Show2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Newspaper Reviewer / Himself
Continuar2008TV SeriesHimself
Adventures for Boys: John Buchan - Master of Suspense2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Els matins a TV32005TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast with Frost2002-2004TV SeriesHimself
Bestseller2003TV SeriesHimself - Author
Først & sist2002TV SeriesHimself
Best Ever Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Sunday Programme1999-2000TV SeriesHimself - Newspaper Reviewer
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-1996TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1981TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHimself
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