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Anne Rice Net worth and Biography

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Net worth$60 million
Full NameHoward Allen Frances O’Brien
Date of BirthOctober 4,1941; died on December 11,2021
NationalityAmerican
Occupationauthor/Novelist
Marital statusStan Rice
(m. 1961; died 2002)
Children2, including Christopher
Known for  gothic fiction, erotic literature, and Christian literature.

Anne Rice Net worth

Anne Rice Net worth is estimated at 460 million at the time of her death on December 11, 2021. Anne Rice was an American writer best known for horror, gothic, and adult novels. She was originally named Howard Allen by her Bohemian mother, but  she took the name “Anne” when she started school.

 As the daughter of an alcoholic mother, her early life was filled with difficulties. She grew up in poverty and didn’t even have enough money to complete her college education; she found a job to pay for her evening classes. 

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She had to  marry at an early age, and became a mother, but another tragedy occurred whe she lost her child to ill-health . The desperate mother sought consolation while writing and published her first novel “Interview with the Vampire”. 

The book was a commercial success and gave her much-needed drive to get on with life. She threw herself into complete writing and published two historical novels, “The Feast of All Saints” and “Schrei zum Himmel”, but none of them could measure up with the success of her first novel. 

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Having known a little about the award winning author, Anne Rice, let us delve into a detailed biography and other information regarding Anne Rice. 

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Anne Rice Biography

Anne was born on October 4,1941, in New Orleans to Katherine Allen and Howard Obrien. She has three sisters. Her father Howard worked with the U.S Postal Service. 

Just like it was said in the outset of this article, during Anne Rice’ introduction, her childhood was faced with several challenges and difficulties. To worsen matters she could barely have food to eat and her mother Katherine was a chronic drunk whose addiction to alcohol let to her untimely death when Anne Rice was just fifteen. She attended Richardson HIGH school and graduated in 1959.

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After shortly attending Texas Woman’s University, she moved to North Texas State College. Due to financial problems, she had to drop out of her studies. She moved to San Francisco, found employment, and began taking evening classes at the University of San Francisco. She has her B.A. in Political Science 1964 and M.A. in creative writing 1972.

Anne Rice Career

Her writing career began in 1976 with the publication of her debut novel “Interview with the Vampire”. The novel was an extension of a brief story she wrote a few years ago and became a bestseller. In 1979 she wrote a historical novel, The Feast of All Saints, which dealt with the mixed race people who lived before the Civil War. In 1982 she was followed by another historical novel, “Cry to Heaven”.

She began writing under the pen name A. N. Roquelaure and published a series of three erotic novels known as the “Sleeping Beauty Trilogy,” which became very popular and surpassed the success of her debut novel. 

Anne marked her return to the Gothic horror genre in 1985 with the publication of the novel “The Vampire Lestat”. The novel was about an impoverished aristocrat who turns into an arrogant vampire. In her next vampire novel “The Queen of the Damned” (1988) she gave a vivid description of the mythology of the origin of the vampires, which goes back to ancient Egypt.

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In her next vampire novel “The Queen of the Damned” (1988) she vividly described the mythology of the origins of the vampires, which goes back to ancient Egypt. In 1990 she published her first novel in the series “The Lives of the Mayfair Witches”. 

The book, called The Witching Hour, was about a family of witches and their guiding spirit. The other two novels in the series “Lasher” and “Taltos” were published in 1993 and 1994, respectively. In the 1990s she published other vampire stories, including “The Tale of the Body Thief” (1992), “Memnoch the Devil” (1995) and “The Vampire Armand” (1998).

In the new millennium, she continued to write vampire novels, but she also began to explore a new genre – religion. After many years of being an atheist, she returned to Christianity and published Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt in 2005. Angel Time, the first book in the Songs of the Seraphim series, was published in 2009, followed by Of Love and Evil in the same series in 2010. 

Her final series was The Wolf Gift Chronicles. The first novel “The Wolf Gift” in the series was published in 2012, the second “The Wolves of Midwinter” in 2013.

Anne Rice books have sold over 100 million copies, making her one of the best-selling authors of modern times. 

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Anne Rice Books

The following are the compilation of all the books written and published BY Anne Rice. She has published over thirty six books with over 100 million copies sold world wide. 

The Vampire Chronicles

  • Interview with the Vampire (1976)
  • The Vampire Lestat (1985)
  • The Queen of the Damned (1988)
  • The Tale of the Body Thief (1992)
  • Memnoch the Devil (1995)
  • The Vampire Armand (1998)
  • Merrick (2000)
  • Blood and Gold (2001)
  • Blackwood Farm (2002)
  • Blood Canticle (2003)
  • Prince Lestat (2014)
  • Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis (2016)
  • Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (2018)

New Tales of the Vampires

  • Pandora (1998)
  • Vittorio the Vampire (1999)

Lives of the Mayfair Witches

  • The Witching Hour (1990) 
  • Lasher (1993)
  • Taltos (1994)

Ramses the Damned

  • The Mummy, or Ramses the Damned (1989)
  • Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra (2017)
  • Ramses the Damned: The Reign of Osiris (2022)

Christ the Lord

  • Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (2005)
  • Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (2008)

Songs of the Seraphim

  • Angel Time (2009)
  • Of Love and Evil (2010)

The Wolf Gift Chronicles

  • The Wolf Gift (2012)
  • The Wolves of Midwinter (2013)

Stand-alone novels

  • The Feast of All Saints (1979)
  • Cry to Heaven (1982)
  • Servant of the Bones (1996)
  • Violin (1997)

Sleeping Beauty (under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure)

  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983)
  • Beauty’s Punishment (1984)
  • Beauty’s Release (1985)
  • Beauty’s Kingdom (2015)

Under the pseudonym Anne Rampling

  • Exit to Eden (1985)
  • Belinda (1986) 

Non-fiction

Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession 

Death

Anne Rice died from complications of a stroke at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, California on December 11, 2021, at the age of 80. Her death was announced by her SON Christopher Rice. She is survived by three children. Her husband Stan Rice died in 2002.

Anne Rice Net worth

At the time of her death, one of America’s best-selling author, Anne Rice had a net worth of $60 million.

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