Stephen King began his writing career at the University of Maine at Orono, graduating with a B.A. in English in 1970. His short story debut, The Glass Floor, was published in 1967; his first novel, Carrie, was released in 1974. The latter became a New York Times bestseller, culminating in 1976 when the movie version grossed over $33.8 million at the box office.
In his lengthy career, reports BBC, King has sold over 350 million copies of his 63 novels, five nonfiction books, and 200-plus short stories. His most famous film adaptations include The Shining, Cujo, Children of the Corn, Stand by Me, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and It.
- Full name: Stephen Edwin King
- Age: 74 years old (Born on September 21, 1947)
- Height: 6’4″
- Spouse: Tabitha Spruce (m. 1971)
- Children: Naomi King (b. 1970), Joseph Hillström King (b. 1972), and Owen King (b. 1977)
- Hometown: Portland, Maine (born); Chicago and Croton-on-Hudson, New York (raised)
- Net worth: estimated $500 million