Terry McMillan Net Worth is
Terry McMillan Biography
Terry McMillan was born on the 18th October 1951, in Port Huron, Michigan USA, and is an author whose work is characterized by having strong female protagonists. She rose to fame after her third novel “Waiting to Exhale” was released in 1992. The book became best seller, and the film directed by Forest Whitaker was based on this novel appeared in 1995. McMillian has been known in the world of literature since 1987.
How rich is the author? Authoritative sources report that the overall size of Terry McMillan’s net worth is equal to $40 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Books and subsequent film adaptations are the main sources of McMillan’s wealth. In 2012, she sold her huge house located in Danville, California for $1.8 million.
Terry McMillan Net Worth $40 Million
To begin with, her interest in books came after she started working in a library when she was sixteen years old. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. Moreover, she then studied at Columbia University majoring in Film program, yet dropped out of it to concentrate on writing books.
Concerning her professional career, her first book entitled “Mama” (1987) was self-published, but her second novel “Disappearing Acts” (1989) was released by Penguin Group publisher. She rose to prominence with her third novel “Waiting to Exhale” (1992), which stayed on The New York Times best-seller list for eleven weeks; in 1995, the movie directed by Forest Whitaker starred Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, and was financially successful, although the reviews were mixed. In 1998, the following novel written by Terry called “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1996), was adapted into a film by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, starring Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg and Taye Diggs. Her next novel “Disappearing Acts” (1989) was also produced as a feature film in 2000, starring Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan. She also wrote the best-seller “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” in 2001, which was adapted into a television film. “The Interruption of Everything” was published in the summer of 2005. “Getting to Happy” the long – awaited sequel of “Waiting to Exhale” was published in the autumn of 2010.
Recently, the following books written by Terry McMillan were released – “Who Asked You” (2013) as well as “I Almost Forgot About You” (2016). Overall, all the above-mentioned books have increased the total size of Terry McMillan’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the author, she married Jonathan Plummer in 1998, but six years later, it emerged that her husband was gay, and several months later, McMillan filed for divorce. Later, Terry went to court suing her former husband and his lawyer for intentional strategy to humiliate and embarrass. She won the case as well as $40 million in damages. Plummer and McMillan participated in the talk show of Oprah Winfrey to discuss their relationship and former marriage. Terry has a son, out of the wedlock, and they reside in Los Angeles, California.
|Full Name||Terry McMillan|
|Net Worth||$40 Million|
|Date Of Birth||October 18, 1951|
|Died||February 2, 2007, February 2, 2007|
|Place Of Birth||Port Huron, Michigan|
|Education||University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University|
|Spouse||Jonathan Plummer (m. 1998-2005)|
|Children||Hannah McMillan Sam McMillan 1987-present)|
|Parents||Madeline Washington, Edward McMillan, Madeline Washington, Edward McMillan|
|Siblings||Crystal McMillan, Rosalynn A. McMillan, Crystal McMillan, Rosalynn A. McMillan|
|Awards||American Book Awards, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, Glamour Woman of the Year Award, American Book Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, Glamour Woman of the Year Award|
|Record Labels||Penguin Group- publisher|
|Movies||American Book Awards (1987), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction (2011, 2002),Glamour Woman of the Year Award (1996)|
|1||Suing her ex-husband, Jonathan Plummer, and his attorney, Dolores S. Sargent, for $40 million, alleging that he tried to smear her reputation during their divorce.|
|2||Biography and bibliography in "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pp. 300-305. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.|
|3||Has a son named Solomon.|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|2001||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Network/Cable - Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original||Disappearing Acts (2000)||Lisa Jones|
|1999||Black Film Award||Acapulco Black Film Festival||Best Screenplay||How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)|
|A Day Late and a Dollar Short||2014||TV Movie novel|
|Disappearing Acts||2000||TV Movie novel|
|How Stella Got Her Groove Back||1998||novel / screenplay|
|Waiting to Exhale||1995||novel / screenplay|
|Disappearing Acts||2000||TV Movie executive producer|
|How Stella Got Her Groove Back||1998||executive producer|
|Waiting to Exhale||1995||executive producer|
|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Face the Nation||2013||TV Series||Herself|
|Tavis Smiley||2005-2013||TV Series||Herself - Guest / Herself|
|The Mo'Nique Show||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||2005-2010||TV Series||Herself|
|Real Life Divas||2007||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Legends Ball||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Essence Awards||2002||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|La mirada crítica||2002||TV Series||Himself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1996||TV Series||Herself|
|Lauren Hutton and...||1996||TV Series||Herself|
|The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||1994||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|Entertainment Tonight||2008||TV Series||Herself|