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How much do top authors in Asia earn through their writing?

Which area does come to our mind when thinking of diversity and full of colour? What else but Asia. Asian culture is the most versatile and the richest one. Besides, its heritage is very ethnic. The diverse and rich culture is the treasure to the writers. They collect their ingredients from their culture and develop amazing novel, poem, story, fictions and many other things. These writers have enlightened every branch of literature.

Among them, Cauvery Madhavan, Nikesh Shukla, Rabindranath Tagore, Jeet Thayil, Bae Suah, Tabish Khir, Manu Joseph etc. are the top famous writers of Asia. Chen Sixuan, a famous 30 years old Chinese writer has earned 11 million yuan from the book Dumb House. Another Chinese author Shen Shixi has earned about 12 million yuan from his book Dream to be a Wolf King. Besides them, Yan Bing, Jiang Shengnan, Zhang Jiajia, Xu Lei, Yan Bing and other famous writers earn up to 13 million yuan or more than 13 million yuan.

Indian Subcontinent is another land of ingenious authors. By the end of 2020, the Indian book market has earned 732 billion Rs. Salman Rushdie, the novelist and essayist has earned $15 million from his writings. Arundhati Roy has a net worth of $1 billion and she is a novelist, screenwriter, essayist and activist. She has a heroic and kind personality. But not all the bestseller books writers in India don’t get that much money. That’s why they need to do other jobs.

Haruki Murakami, the famous Japanese novelist, translator, short story writer has earned $10 million and he is one of the richest authors of 2020. Eiichiro Odas’ 430 million copies of the best- selling manga series are sold worldwide. His net worth is $200 million. Another famous Asian writer, Manu Joseph has a net worth of approximately $1 million in 2019. The Cambodian writer Loung Ung has a net worth of $1 million to $5 million in 2020.

Russia is another land of eminent writers like Leo Tolstoy, Ivan Turgenev and Anna Akhmatova. Leo Tolstoy had earned $2,680,751. The Korean top writer, Kim Young-ha has a net worth of approximately $6.3 to $6.5 billion.

While some people earn money through business, engineering but these people are earning through their words. But these authors meet the readers’ demand of knowing the unknown. Some Asian top authors are earning a good amount of money while some authors can’t make enough money. But an illustrious and dedicated writer always tries to amaze the readers through new writings.

This article was written by Nazneen Jabeen

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