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Terry McMillan was born on the 18th October 1951, in Port Huron, Michigan USA, and is an author whose work is characterized by having strong female protagonists. She rose to fame after her third novel “Waiting to Exhale” was released in 1992. The book became best seller, and the film directed by Forest Whitaker was based on this novel appeared in 1995. McMillian has been known in the world of literature since 1987.
How rich is the author? Authoritative sources report that the overall size of Terry McMillan’s net worth is equal to $40 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Books and subsequent film adaptations are the main sources of McMillan’s wealth. In 2012, she sold her huge house located in Danville, California for $1.8 million.
Terry McMillan Net Worth $40 Million
To begin with, her interest in books came after she started working in a library when she was sixteen years old. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. Moreover, she then studied at Columbia University majoring in Film program, yet dropped out of it to concentrate on writing books.
Concerning her professional career, her first book entitled “Mama” (1987) was self-published, but her second novel “Disappearing Acts” (1989) was released by Penguin Group publisher. She rose to prominence with her third novel “Waiting to Exhale” (1992), which stayed on The New York Times best-seller list for eleven weeks; in 1995, the movie directed by Forest Whitaker starred Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, and was financially successful, although the reviews were mixed. In 1998, the following novel written by Terry called “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1996), was adapted into a film by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, starring Angela Bassett, Whoopi Goldberg and Taye Diggs. Her next novel “Disappearing Acts” (1989) was also produced as a feature film in 2000, starring Wesley Snipes and Sanaa Lathan. She also wrote the best-seller “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” in 2001, which was adapted into a television film. “The Interruption of Everything” was published in the summer of 2005. “Getting to Happy” the long – awaited sequel of “Waiting to Exhale” was published in the autumn of 2010.
Recently, the following books written by Terry McMillan were released – “Who Asked You” (2013) as well as “I Almost Forgot About You” (2016). Overall, all the above-mentioned books have increased the total size of Terry McMillan’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the author, she married Jonathan Plummer in 1998, but six years later, it emerged that her husband was gay, and several months later, McMillan filed for divorce. Later, Terry went to court suing her former husband and his lawyer for intentional strategy to humiliate and embarrass. She won the case as well as $40 million in damages. Plummer and McMillan participated in the talk show of Oprah Winfrey to discuss their relationship and former marriage. Terry has a son, out of the wedlock, and they reside in Los Angeles, California.