21 Richest Authors
#20 Dean Koontz, $145 million
Koontz is best known as an author of fantasy, SF, mystery, and satire. During his career, Koontz wrote under a number of pen names, and his books have sold more than 450 million copies. His acknowledged breakthrough novel was Whispers, in 1980, while his first bestseller was Demon seed, in 1977.
Koontz converted to Catholic faith, and stated that Catholicism encourages intellectual rigor and permits a life style that seeks mystery and wonder in all things.