Daniel Brown Net WorthReal Name: Daniel Brown
Date of Birth: 06/22/1964
Place of Birth: Exeter, New Hampshire
2017 Net Worth: $120 Million
2016 Earnings: $28 Million
Dan Brown Biography
Daniel “Dan” Brown was born in June of 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire. His father was a math teacher and wrote textbooks for more than 30 years. His parents were also musicians and singers, serving in the local Episcopalian church as choir masters with his mother playing the organ. As a youngster, Brown spent hours working crossword puzzles and codes. The family loved to organize treasure hunts for birthdays and Christmas presents. This family relationship of games and puzzles formed the basis for his Da Vinci Code characters Jacques Sauniere and Sophie Neveu.
Brown attended Amherst College and spent a year abroad in Seville, Spain, graduating in 1986. He first tried a musical career, creating children’s music with a synthesizer and in 1991, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a singer-songwriter/pianist. After meeting and marrying his wife, Brown returned to New Hampshire and taught English classes at Phillips Exeter Academy. After reading a book by Sidney Sheldon, he decided to write his own novel. He worked on a book called Digital Fortress, with much of its setting in Seville. He then co-wrote a comedy book with his wife under the pseudonym Danielle Brown. He decided to quit teaching in 1996 and work on his writing full time. The result was Angels and Demons, later Deception Point. The book that brought him fame and fortune, however, was The Da Vinci Code, published in March of 2003. It sold 6,000 copies its first day and was on the New York Time’s Best Seller List after one week.
Both The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons have been made into extremely successful movies. After a 6 year hiatus, Brown’s 4th book, Inferno, has sold more than 1.4 million copies in the US alone in its first 11 weeks. Inferno is also being made into a movie with a late 2015 expected release date. Brown currently has a net worth of $120 million. With a hit movie ready to be released, and hopefully more best-selling books, this young author has tons of earning power that is sure to increase his net worth.