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James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer top Forbes highest-paid authors list

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James Patterson and Stephenie Meyer are the world’s highest-paid authors, according to Forbes magazine. Prolific thriller writer Patterson earned an estimated $70m in the twelve months to June 1, while Twilight scribe Meyer was paid $40m. Entertainment Weekly columnist Stephen King was third on the list and Danielle Steel placed fourth.