Stephen King Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Nov, 2018
Facts of Stephen King
Date of Birth: 1947 , September-21
Age: 71 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Stephen King
Birth Name Stephen Edwin King
Father Donald Edwin King
Mother Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Portland, Maine
Ethnicity White
Profession Author
Net Worth $400 Million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 102 KG
Married Yes
Married to Tabitha King (m. 1971)
Children Joe Hill
Education Lisbon Falls High School
Awards Bram Stoker Awards
Movies The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining
Books The Shining
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Stephen Edwin King is one of the most successful authors of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. 

He has been married to Tabitha Spruce, an American author, since 1971. The couple shares three children including Joe Hill and Owen King.

Early Life And Education Of Stephen King

Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947. He was born in Portland, Maine, United States and was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana along with his mother and his brother. His father is Donald Edwin King and his mother name is Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King.

He belongs to white according to his ethnicity. His nationality is American. King’s star sign is Virgo. He has an adopted older brother whose name is David.

King studied in Lisbon Falls High School, in Lisbon Falls, Maine and he also graduated from the same school. In 1966, King joined the University of Maine and he graduated from the college with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1970.

Stephen King has a very interest in literature; he used to read various books and articles from his early life. He used to publish various articles in several magazines and newspaper.

Stephen King's Career

He started his career in writing books from 1960; he published the books name Night Surf on that date. In 1970, he published his second book named Graveyard Shift.

Until 2000, he published several books and stories like Sometimes They Come Back (1974), The Lawnmower Man (1975), The Ledge (1976), The Shining (1977), Strawberry Spring (1978), The Long Walk (1979), Danse Macabre (1981), Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (1982), Uncle Otto's Truck (1984), The Bachman Books (1985), Library Policeman (1990), Needful Things (1991), Legends (1998), The Road Virus Heads North (1999) and Secret Windows (2000).

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In 2001, he published a body horror novel named Dreamcatcher. In 2008, he released a book Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. The several other famous kinds of literature of him includes The Gingerbread Girl (2008), Under the Dome (2009), A Good Marriage (2010), A Face in the Crowd (2012), Joyland (2013), Revival (2014), Here There Be Tygers (2015) and many more. 

Publically, King has criticized Donald Trump for his controversial remarks critical of Mexican immigrants to the US. 

Stephen King's Net Worth And Salary 

Stephen King is a 'New York Times'-bestselling novelist. From her successful career, King has an estimated net worth of $400 million as per Celebrity net worth. He once also worked as a tutor and his salary at that time was around $6.4K. In October 1996, King was paid $1.5 million for the rights to the novel Rose Madder. In 1973, King earned around $400K from the sale of the paperback rights for the novel, Carrie, to New American Library. 

Here is the list of his earnings 

Year  Earnings 
2016 $15 million 
2015 $19 million 
2014 $17 million 
2013 $20 million 
2012 $39 million 
2011 $28 million 
2008 $45 million 
1999 $40 million 
1967 $35,000

Stephen King's Personal Life, Married, And Children

Stephen King’s birth name is Stephen Edwin King. His sexual orientation is straight. King has not been in a relationship with many girls in the past and his current relational status is married. He had never had an affair other than his wife. 

King was married to Tabitha King in 1971 and the marriage took place in a private arrangement where his family and friends attended the ceremony. They have been together for a very long time which is about 44 years.

King has three children two sons Joe Hill and Owen King and daughter Naomi King. He has also written about his wife in several articles and he has also mentioned in many interviews about his wife’s help and support in his career. 

Stephen King's Body Measurement 

  • Stephen King's height: she stands at the height of 6ft 4 inch.
  • Weight: 76 kg
  • Hair Color: White 
  • Eye Color: Brown 

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