'Twilight' Author Made More Money Than Stephen King, Danielle Steele, J.K. Rowling

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Forbes has released its annual list of the past year's highest-paid writers, and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer made more money than almost anyone, including Stephen King, Danielle Steele, and Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling. But there's one writer the vampire novelist didn't beat: James Patterson, the prolific author of thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel and Cat and Mouse.

Here's the top 10 on the list:

1.) James Patterson
2.) Stephenie Meyer
3.) Stephen King
4.) Danielle Steele
5.) Ken Follett
6.) Dean Koontz
7.) Janet Evanovich
8.) John Grisham
9.) Nicholas Sparks
10.) J.K. Rowling

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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