Veronica Roth Net WorthReal Name: Veronica Roth
Date of Birth: 08/19/1988
Place of Birth: New York, New York
2017 Net Worth: $20 Million
2016 Earnings: $17 Million
Veronica Roth Biography
Veronica Roth was born in New York, New York, in August of 1988. Roth’s parents divorced when she was 5. Her mother later remarried and Roth says she has a good relationship with her father. Although her maternal grandparents were concentration camp survivors, Roth attended Christian bible study during her years at high school and is now a devoted Christian. Roth spent one year at Carleton College, then transferred to Northwestern University for its creative writing program.
Roth says that she wrote her first book, Divergent, while she was on winter break during her senior year at college. The publishing rights to her book were sold before she even graduated from college in 2010. She sold the film rights to the book in March of 2011 even though the book was not printed until April of 2011. Divergent became a New York Times bestseller within days after being published.
The film of the first book in her trilogy, Divergent, was released in March of 2014 and Lionsgate released the second film, Insurgent, in March of 2015. Summit Entertainment, which purchased the movie rights to the book, has stated that the third book, Allegiant, would be split into two parts, and scheduled for release in March of 2016 and March of 2017.
Roth’s trilogy has sold more than 7 million copies. The Divergent film has grossed more than $270 million worldwide.
This 26 year old has also received numerous awards for her books including Goodreads 2011 Choice Award, and the Best of 2012 in the Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction category. Roth also received Best Goodreads Author of 2012. Roth has a current net worth of $20 million, which is sure to increase with her earnings from the movies that will be released over the next few years. This talented writer stated that she is working on another book although there is no release date.