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Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein Steel was born on 14th August 1947, in New York City, USA of German-Jewish (father) and Portuguese (mother) descent. Danielle Steel is a novelist, and writing is the main source of her net worth. In fact, she is the best-selling surviving author, and is listed as the fourth best-selling author of all times. She has been writing novels since 1973.
Is this successful author of the novels rich? It has been estimated that the total size of Danielle Steel’s net worth is as much as $375 million: reportedly, she earned $26 million in 2013 alone. Undoubtedly, Steel can afford to lead a lavish life. Her assets include a 55-room mansion in San Francisco valued at $6.5 million, a 3,000 square foot beach house valued at more than $2.7 million, a Christian Lacroix couture tunic handcrafted with miles of gold thread and beading valued $25,000, a diamond and black coral owl brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels valued $15,000 and many other luxury goods.
Danielle Steel Net Worth $375 Million
To give some background facts, she was raised in a Catholic household. She was educated at the Lycée Français de New York, Parsons School of Design, and New York University. She began writing stories being a child later this hobby grew into a very successful career and the source of Danielle Steel net worth. However, initially Danielle worked for ‘Supergirls’ PR agency in New York, while writing articles freelance, and she was eventually persuaded to write full-time.
Subsequently, Danielle Steel has written more than 90 novels, six non-fiction books and more than 10 books for children. They can be found in 47 countries around the world and they are translated into 28 different languages. 22 of Steele’s novels have been adapted for films, two of which were nominated for Golden Globe Awards. Needless to mention, that all those releases increased the overall amount of Danielle Steel’s net worth. Some of the best sellers written by Steel include “Full Circle” (1984), “Fine Things” (1987), “Daddy” (1989), “Mixed Blessings” (1993), “Silent Honor” (1996), “Special Delivery” (1997), “The Long Road Home” (1998), “The Wedding” (2000), “Answered Prayers” (2001), “Johnny Angel” (2003), “The House” (2006), “Matters of the Heart” (2009), “44 Charles Street” (2011) and many other ones.
For her outstanding lifetime achievements, Danielle was titled an Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2002. For her work with teenagers, Danielle Steel received the Outstanding Achievement Award given by Larkin Street Youth Services in 2003. More, she was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2009. Additionally Steel was the first non-physician to receive the Distinguished Service in Mental Health Award in 2009. Furthermore, she was been rewarded by the American Psychiatric Association, California Psychiatric Association, the University of San Francisco Catholic Youth Organization and St. Mary’s Medical Center as well as other organizations.
Concerning the not-very-private life of Danielle Steel, she has been married five times and has six children. She was married to Claude-Eric Lazard (1965–1974), Danny Zugelder (1975–1978), William George Toth (1978–1981), John Traina (1981–1998) and Thomas Perkins (1998–2002). All the marriages ended with a divorce, but many of her books are based on experiences with her husbands and children.