EL James Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth: $2.19 Million
Estimated Salary: $271 Thousand
Known For: Novelist
Birthdate: March 7, 1963
Birthplace: London,

Net Worth & Salary

Based on my research, I estimate that EL James has an estimated 2023 net worth of roughly $2.19 Million and an estimated annual salary of $271 Thousand.


Erika Mitchell, better known by her pen name EL James, is a British novelist best known for her erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. Born on March 7, 1963 in London, England, James holds the distinction of writing the fastest-selling paperback of all time. In 2012, she was named one of The World’s 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine.

James attended the University of Kent and later became an assistant at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. Her career as a novelist began in 2011 when she published the first book of her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. The series began as Twilight fan fiction, written under the pseudonym ‘Snowqueens Icedragon.’

James is married to screenwriter and director Niall Leonard and has two sons. She is well known in the world of romance novels, alongside authors such as Penny Jordan. Her books have been translated into 52 languages and have sold over 125 million copies worldwide. James has also written two other novels, Grey and The Mister, and has produced a film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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