Rags to Riches


Stephen King’s father abandoned the family when the author was 2, forcing them to move wherever his mother could find work. It wasn’t until King turned 11 that his mother had a stable income, which was thanks to her siblings, who paid her to look after their elderly parents in Durham, Maine. King has said the family lived off the kindness of relatives, including bags of groceries and hand-me-down clothes. After making it big with his best seller Carrie in 1973, King went on to publish more than 40 books and is now, according to Forbes, worth well over $200 million.


Posted on December 9, 2013, in Rags to Riches and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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