John Grisham (John Ray Grisham Jr.) is an American novelist, politician, attorney, and activist. He is known for his popular legal thrillers, and many of his books have been transcribed into different languages and published worldwide.
Grisham graduated from Mississippi university and then received a J.d degree from Mississippian school of law in the year 1981. After that, he practiced criminal law for the next ten years, and after that, he served in the Mississippi house of representatives from the year 1984 to 1990. Grisham’s first novel was published in the year 1989 named A Time To Kill, and from there, his writing carrier begins, and till the year 2012, his books have sold over 275 million units worldwide.
Grisham was the second child to his parents out of a total of five children; he was born in Jonesboro in Arkansas. The Name of his mother was Wanda, and the Name of his father was John Ray Grisham. His mother was a housewife, and his father worked as a construction worker. their family shifted to Southaven, Mississippi, when Grisham was four years old.
Grisham as a child wanted to be a baseball player, but he gave up on his dream when he suffered an injury at the age of 18. Grisham is a Christian by religion, and he even worked in some missionary in brazil under the baptist church of oxford. From a teenager, Grisham was doing many kinds of work, like working in a departmental store or working in a highway asphalt crew.
Eventually, he graduated from Mississippi university in 1977, receiving b.s degree in accounting, and later, he graduated from the University of Mississippi school of law receiving a J.d degree in 1981.
Grisham married to Renee Jones in May 1981. The duo has two children concomitantly, Shea and Ty.
Grisham practiced law after graduating from the school of law for ten years, and then in 1984, he won election as a democrat to the Mississippi House of Representatives till the year 1990, receiving an annual salary of 8000 dollars. By his second term, he was the Vice-chairman of the election commission and several other committees
Grisham’s carrier in writing started to take off with the massive success of his second book, which was THE FIRM, and after the success of that book, he gave up on his law carrier and became a full-time writer.
It took Grisham three years to finish his first book A Time To Kill, and it was rejected by 28 publishers before ultimately Wynwood press grees to publish it with 5000 copies, and it was published in the year 1989.
After finishing his first book, he began to work on his second novel The firm which remained in new york times bestseller for 47 weeks and became one of the bestselling novels of the year 1991. After this massive success, he never looked back and gave the top 10 best selling novels for nearly the next twenty years.
He has also written fiction like sports and comedy fiction, and he has also written the screenplay for the movie mickey, which was released in 2004, starring Harry Connick Jr.
In the year 2010 he started writing thrillers for children featuring Theodore Boone, on writing books for children he said he wants children to be entertained by reading his books but at the same time get knowledge about the law. He stated that his daughter shea inspired him to write legal thrillers for the children.
John Grisham Net Worth
John Grisham has been working in different professions throughout his life, and from all of this profession combined, he has amassed the net worth of $350 million, most of which came from his carrier as a writer. Grisham earns about 50 to 80 million dollars per year as royalties and advances. During his carries as a writer, he has sold about 300 million copies of his novel consisting of many best selling novels.