Veronica Roth, a famous novelist best known for her Divergent Trilogy including Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant, was born on 19 August 1988, in New York City, USA, of Polish and German descent. Well known for her novels and short stories Veronica Roth is a force to reckon with in the publishing industry, being one of the highest paid authors of the modern time: in the year 2014 alone she earned $25 million.
One of the well-known faces in the writing and publishing industry, how rich is Veronica Roth? Sources estimate that Veronica Roth’s net worth is $30 million, most of it accumulated from her acclaimed Divergent trilogy.
Veronica Roth Net Worth $30 Million
Born in New York City, Veronica was raised in Barrington, Illinois. Her mother Barbara Ross is a painter, whose artistic talent possibly rubbed-off on her daughter in a different way. and has stayed Christian. She attended Barrington High School and then went to Carleton College for one year before moving to Northwestern University where she enrolled in a program for creative writing.
Veronica Roth’s most notable work is the Divergent trilogy including Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant released on 22 October, 2013. She wrote her debut novel Divergent in her winter break during her final year, and received lot of nominations and awards for it including Goodreads 2011 Choice Award, and also in 2012 she won the Best of 2012 award for the category Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction. She also won Goodreads’ Best Author for the year 2012. Divergent sky rocketed her career, with publishing rights for the book sold even before she graduated from college In 2011 she sold the filming rights of Divergent to Summit Entertainment, with filming started in April, 2013, and the film released in March, 2014 and was well received by the audience. Of course both books and the film added significantly to Roth’s net worth.
Shortly afterwards, Lionsgate started working on filming the second novel, Insurgent which was released on 20 March, 2015.
Veronica has also published some short stories which are set in the Divergent universe relating events before Divergent from the point of view of Tobias Eaton. The short stories include “The Transfer”, “The Initiate”, “The Son” and “The Traitor” all sold separately as eBooks and also as a collection named “Four: A Divergent Story Collection”. Her Divergent Trilogy is the main reason for her net worth, and making her one of the highest paid writers.
In her personal life she says that she felt more connected to her step father as compared to her real father who was always away for work anyway, and had little or no time for her. Her original parents divorced very early when she was five years old and later her mother re married, to Frank Ross. In the year 2011 Veronica married Nelson Fitch, a photographer, and currently they live in Chicago.
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