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Danielle Steel

Author
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Net worth 2018: $330 Million
Residence: New York City
Country: United States
BirthDay: 14 August 1947
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.57 m
Children: 9
Education: Drop Out, New York University
BIOGRAPHY

Danielle Steel was bornon 14 August 1947 in New York City, United States, is Author. Romance author Danielle Steel has published more than 130 books that have sold some 650 million copies since 1973. Her own life, including five high-profile marriages and nine children, has been rich fodder for her novels. She is still one of the world's highest-paid authors thanks to sales of her beloved beach reads. Today she works with her two foundations, which raise money for preventing child abuse and mental illness.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2016

$310 Million

2017

$330 Million

2018

$330 Million

TIMELINE
2006

She has additionally received:In 2006 Steel reached an agreement with Elizabeth Arden to launch a new perfume, Danielle by Danielle Steel

2005

Steel also reached an agreement with New Line Home Entertainment in 2005 to sell the film rights to 30 of her novels for DVDs

2004

Although many of her earliest books were released with initial print runs of 1 million copies, by 2004 her publisher had decreased the number of books initially printed to 650,000 due to the decline in people buying books

2003

After years of near-constant writing, in 2003 Steel opened an art gallery in San Francisco, Steel Gallery, which showed contemporary work and exhibited the paintings and sculptures of emerging artists

2002

In 2002, Steel was decorated by the French government as an Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, for her contributions to world culture

1998

Columbia Pictures was the first movie studio to offer for one of her novels, purchasing the rights to The Ghost in 1998

1997

The son at the center of the lawsuits, Nicholas Traina, committed suicide in 1997

1993

In 1993 Steel sued a writer who intended to disclose in her book that her son Nick was adopted by her then-current husband John Traina, despite the fact that adoption records are sealed in California

1989

In 1989, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having a book on the New York Times Bestseller List for the most consecutive weeks of any author—381 consecutive weeks at that time

1984

Having a Baby was published in 1984 and featured a chapter by Steel about suffering through miscarriage

1982

Together they had an additional five children, Samantha (April 14, 1982), Victoria (September 5, 1983), Vanessa (December 18, 1984) a fashion stylist, Maxx (February 10, 1986) and Zara (September 26, 1987)

1981

Coincidentally, beginning with her marriage to Traina in 1981, Steel has been a near-permanent fixture on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestsellers lists

1980

Her fear of flying created so many challenges in the early 1980s that she went through an eight-week course based out of the San Francisco airport to overcome her fear

1978

She divorced him in 1978, but the relationship spawned Passion's Promise and Now and Forever, the two novels that launched her career

1975

After receiving her divorce from Lazard in 1975, she married Zugelder in the prison canteen

1973

He moved in with Steel when he was paroled in June 1973, but returned to prison in early 1974 on robbery and rape charges

1965

In 1965, when she was 18, Steel married French-American banker Claude-Eric Lazard

1963

A 1963 graduate of the Lycée Français de New York, she studied literature design and fashion design, first at Parsons School of Design and then at New York University

1947

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947) is an American novelist, currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling fiction author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold

1913

Her 55-room San Francisco home was built in 1913 as the mansion of sugar tycoon Adolph B

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