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I love lists and this is one of my favorites—Forbes annual list of the top-earning authors.


While some authors seem to be permanent fixtures to this list, there is a shakeup this year. E.L. James not only makes the list—she tops it.

Here is Forbes’ list of top-earning authors, ranked by earnings between June 2012 and June 2013.

1. E.L. James ($95 million)

2. James Patterson ($91 million)

3. Suzanne Collins ($55 million)

4. Bill O'Reilly ($28 million)

5. Danielle Steel ($26 million)

6. Jeff Kinney ($24 million)

7. Janet Evanovich ($24 million

8. Nora Roberts ($23 million)

9. Dan Brown ($22 million)

10. Stephen King ($20 million)

11. Dean Koontz ($20 million)

12. John Grisham ($18 million)

13. David Baldacci ($15 million)

14. Rick Riordan ($14 million)

15. J.K. Rowling ($13 million)

16. George R.R. Martin ($12 million)

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