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Tom Clancy Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland USA on 12 April 1947. Tom has been recognised as one of the most influential and successful novelists from the United States, best known for writing a number of military stories about the Cold War, of which more than 100 million copies of his books have been printed. About his great talent in writing purports the fact that 17 of his books are acknowledged as bestsellers.

So just how rich was Tom Clancy? A famous writer and historian, Tom had a spectacular amount of net worth, which reached $300 million, accumulated from his prolific output of novels.

Tom Clancy Net Worth $300 Million

Tom Clancy spent his childhood in Baltimore: his father Thomas  worked in the Postal Service while his mom Catherine was a credit manager.  Tom completed high school at Catholic Loyola Blakefield in 1965, a private school in Towson, Maryland. In 1969 Clancy graduated from the now Loyola Universitywith a degree in English literature.

Tom`s first job was in an insurance company, then joined an insurance company founded by his wife’s grandfather, which he subsequently bought from her grandmother in 1980. While working there Tom had some free time, which he dedicated to writing books. Thus, at first writing was like a hobby for Tom, and Clancy had no idea that one day it is going to be the main source of his net worth.

His first book was “The Hunt for Red October”, which Tom started writing in 1982. After two years, Clancy sold it to Naval Institute Press: these publishers were impressed, and encouraged Tom Clancy to write more.  The readers were also in fascination: over 45,000 copies were sold when Tom Clancy at first was thinking to sell around 5,000. The book was praised by President Ronald Reagan, as well as by senior military officers for the accuracy his writing displayed.

Tom Clancy’s other novels include “Patriot Games” (1987), “The Cardinal of the Kremlin” (1988), “Rainbow Six” (1998), “Locked on” (2011), “Ghost Recon” (2008), “Against All Enemies” (2011) among the 17 in total. In writing, he also collaborated with such authors as John D. Gresham, Peter Telep, Grant Blackwood and some others. Clancy’s fiction works, “The Hunt for Red October” (1984), “Patriot Games”(1987), “Clear and Present Danger”(1989), and “The Sum of All Fears”(1991), have been turned into commercially successful films. All the books and subsequent films certainly added great revenues to Tom Clancy’s net worth.

Clancy is also known as a co-founder of the video games developed by Red Storm Entertainment. This game series includes “The Hunt for Red October” (1990), “SSN” (1996), “Shadow Watch” (2000), “The Sum of All Fears” (2002) and a couple of others. These game series also added to Tom Clancy net worth.

Tom was also a co-owner of the professional baseball team in Baltimore, “The Baltimore Orioles”, for whom Tom was also a Vice-Chairman for their Public Affairs and Community Activities committees. Such positions also added incomes to Tom Clancy’s net worth.

In his personal life, Tom Clancy was married to Wanda King(1969-99) – they had four children. Tom then married Alexandra  Llewellyn, who was with him until his death from an undisclosed disease in 2013.

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Division2018idea announced
Jack Ryan2017TV Series characters - 4 episodes pre-production
The Division2016Video Game creator
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2014based on characters created by
Ghost Recon: Alpha2012Short idea - uncredited
Splinter Cell: Conviction2010Video Game idea - uncredited
Splinter Cell: Double Agent2006Video Game idea
Rainbow Six: Critical Hour2006Video Game creator
Splinter Cell: Essentials2006Video Game idea
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory2005Video Game idea
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow2004Video Game idea
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield2003Video Game scenarios
Splinter Cell2002Video Game uncredited
The Sum of All Fears2002novel
Ghost Recon2001Video Game idea
The Bear and the Dragon1999TV Movie writer
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear1999Video Game scenarios
NetForce1999TV Movie story
Rainbow Six1998Video Game scenarios
OP Center1995TV Movie story
Clear and Present Danger1994novel
Patriot Games1992novel
The Hunt for Red October1990novel "The Hunt for Red October"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sum of All Fears2002executive producer
OP Center1995TV Movie executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Force 211999Video Game chairman

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit2014dedicatee
Splinter Cell: Conviction2010Video Game thanks
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory2005Video Game thanks
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow2004Video Game special thanks
Defcon 2: Cuban Missile Crisis2002Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ace of Cakes2007TV SeriesHimself - Birthday Boy
Modern Marvels2001-2004TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Author, "The Hunt for Red October"
Charlie Rose1996-2004TV SeriesHimself Guest / Himself - Guest
The Simpsons2004TV SeriesHimself
The Raising of the Kursk2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Panorama2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Save Our History2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Wartime Deception2001TV Movie documentaryHimslef - author
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest Contestant
Digital Cavalry1995Video documentary shortHost
Submarine: Steel Boats, Iron Men1989TV Movie documentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary, New ReleaseThe Sum of All Fears (2002)· Phil Alden Robinson

TitleSalary
The Hunt for Red October (1990)$600,000 (novel rights)

#Fact
1Was 39 years old when his first book was published.
2Of the three actors to play "Jack Ryan", Ben Affleck is his favorite.
3Attempted to buy the Minnesota Vikings in the late 1990's. Due to his on-going divorce, he did not have sufficient funds. The team was instead bought by Red McCombs.
4Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors." New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 86-93. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
5His wife Alexandra is the niece of Colin Powell.
6He majored in English at Baltimore's Loyola College.
7Dreamed of serving in the US military ever since he was a young boy. However, he failed to continue ROTC in college because he couldn't pass the required eye exam, crushing his hopes of ever serving in the army. (Loyola College required all students to enroll for two years of ROTC.)
8Due to the limited technology of the 1980s, his novel, "The Hunt For Red October," had to be saved on ten floppy disks.
9He was an insurance salesman before becoming a full time author of military fiction and non-fiction. (He has never had any military or government experience)
10A woman in Washington, DC, read his novel "The Hunt For Red October" when it was first published by the Naval Press Institute in the 1980s, and loved it so much that she gave a copy to all her friends. One of those friends was President Ronald Reagan, who stepped off Marine One with the book tucked under his arm. A reporter saw the book and asked Reagan, "What are you reading?" Reagan then held up the book so everybody could see the cover and replied, "It's a really a good yarn." After Reagan's compliment, Tom Clancy's first novel became a best seller.
11Sold his videogame company, Red Storm Entertainment, for $45 million.
12Reportedly is worth over USD $190 million. [2001]
13Attended Loyola High School class of 1965 and Loyola College class of 1969. Major: English Literature.
14Father of four.
15Minority owner of the Baltmore Orioles, with majority owner Peter Angelos.

#Quote
1Helicopters don't fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them.
2Success will ruin your life.
3There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
4The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
5Wars are begun by frightened men.

#Trademark
1Writing horror, thrillers or suspense.
2Realistic, carefully researched stories about the military and terrorism

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