Rick Riordan Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
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Who is Rick Riordan?
Richard Russell Riordan Jr. also abbreviated as Rick Riordan is a prominent American author. He is remarkable for writing the Percy Jackson &the Olympians series. The series is about a teenager named Percy Jackson who discovers he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon. His books have been translated into 42 languages and have sold more than thirty million copies in the US.
His first two books of his Percy Jackson series, 20th Century Fox adapted them as a part of a series of films. Rick’s first full-length novel was Big Red Tequila, which became the first book in the Tres Navarre series. Moreover, his breakthrough book was The Lightning Thief (2005), the first novel in the five-volume Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Since then, he has written The Heroes of Olympus, a sequel to the Percy Jackson series; The Kane Chronicles (2010 to 2012).
In addition, he has helped Scholastic Press develop The 39 Clues series and its spinoffs, and penned its first book, The Maze of Bones (2008). Rick’s most recent book published in 2021 is Daughter of the Deep.
How Old Is Rick Riordan?
He is 57 years old as of May 2022, having been born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. Rick shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Ninja, DenisDailyYT, Troye Sivan, Mark Wahlberg, FaZe Adapt, and many more.
Rick Riordon Family
Who are Rick Riordon Parents?
He was born to Rick Riordon Sr. (Father) and Lyn Belisle (Mother).
Does Rick Riordan have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet regarding whether he has siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Rick Riordan Education
He received his high school education at Alamo Heights High School. After high school, he attended North Texas State University for music programs. He then transferred to the University of Texas where he studied English and History.
Rick Riordan Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Becky Riordan. They married in 1985.
Rick Riordan Kids
He has two kids with his wife Becky. Two sons by the names of Haley Riordan and Patrick Riordan.
Rick Riordan Career
He has created several successful book series which include; Tres Navarre, an adult mystery about a Texas private eye. Because of this book, he won the Shamus, Anthony, and Edgar Awards. As a result of bedtime stories, he came up with the idea for the Percy Jackson series about ancient Greek heroes for his son Haley. His son had been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, thus inspiring Rick to make the titular protagonist hyperactive and dyslexic. In 2005, he published the first novel in the series The Lightning Thief.
Four sequels followed and in 200 The Last Olympian was the last sequel. Before Percy Jackson, he had written the Tres Navarre series, a series of mystery novels for adult readers. His Percy Jackson and the Olympians series features the titular twelve-year-old who discovers he is the modern-day son of the ancient Greek god Poseidon. As a result, in 2010 Twentieth Century-Fox purchased the film rights and released a feature film.
Following the exemplary success of Percy Jackson, motivated Rick to create The Kane Chronicles, which features a modern-day Egyptian pantheon and two new sibling protagonists, Sadie and Carter Kane. Moreover, he has also created a sequel series to Percy Jackson, The Heroes of Olympus. In addition, Rick has helped create the children’s book series The 39 Clues. He has authored several books including The Maze of Bones. The book on September 28, 2008, topped The New York Times Best Seller list. He as well wrote the introduction to the Puffin Classics edition of Roger Lancelyn Green’s Tales of the Greek Heroes. He states the book influenced him to write his Greek mythology series.
A Rick Riordan Presents
Disney-Hyperion announced in September 2016 a new Rick Riordan imprint. The imprint is called “Rick Riordan Presents” and was launched in March 2018. The imprint will not publish books written by Riordan, “whose role will be closer to curator”. Rick said in an interview with the Iowa Gazette “Instead of me writing all of the mythologies we are going to look for authors who already are writing about that stuff. If I feel like I can recommend them [to my readers] … we’re going to have them out here in the spotlight”.
Rick Riordan Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7inches (1.72m) and a weight of 85kg (187lbs)
Rick Riordan’s Salary and Net Worth
Between June 2016 and June 2017, he earned an annual salary of $11 million. He has a net worth of $35 million.