E.L. James might not have as much money as Christian Grey, the kinky billionaire featured in her "Fifty Shades of Grey" books. But she's getting close.
The Guardian reports that James is now worth at least $58 million, a total that doesn't include money she earned from this year's "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie adaptation, or from her recently published "Grey," which retells the first "Fifty Shades" book from Christian's perspective.
She's also likely to earn a hefty amount from the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades Darker," the second book in the series featuring Christian and Ana, set for release in 2017. The screenplay for the movie will be written by Niall Leonard, James' husband.
James is one of the wealthiest authors in the world, though she still has a ways to go to catch up to writers like James Patterson, who was named by Forbes as the highest-paid author in the world, earning $89 million this year.