John Green Net Worth

How much is John Green worth?

Net Worth:$25 Million
Profession:Professional YouTuber
Date of Birth:August 24, 1977 (age 45)
Country:United States of America
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About John Green

John Michael Green is an American author and internet personality. He began his writing career in the early 2000s and quickly gained popularity. Green has earned income equal to an estimated salary of $3 million dollars per year, since 2019.

His first book to achieve mainstream recognition is Looking for Alaska, which won a Printz Award in 2006. He then released several New York Times best-sellers such as Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. Most recently, Green became a YouTuber who has launched a vlog channel with his brother Hank titled “Vlogbrothers”.

American author and YouTuber John Green has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars, as of 2023. Green’s debut novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Printz Award.

He was born on August 24, 1977, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has a younger brother Hank with whom he has collaborated for both YouTube and many other projects. During his early childhood, the Green family moved to various cities such as Michigan, Birmingham, and Orlando. Because of this, John attended several schools. He eventually graduated from the Indian Springs School in 1995, which he used as his inspiration for his debut novel.

Shortly after college, John spent approximately five months working at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a student chaplain. While in Columbus, Ohio, he enrolled at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He had aspirations to become an Episcopal priest, however, during his time at the hospital influenced him to become a writer. It was also his tenure in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital that inspired his best-selling book The Fault in Our Stars.

Apart from his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, his other best-selling books helped him become a millionaire in just a decade. Just a few years before he began writing full-time, John worked occasionally as a production editor and publishing assistant at Booklist. While working these two jobs and writing Looking for Alaska, he reviewed and critiqued hundreds of books (especially literary fiction) for the New York Times Book Review.

By the early 2000s, from all of his professions, he was already earning an estimated $100,000 per year.

His very first novel was published in March 2005 by Dutton Children’s Books. The book was commercially successful and it also earned him his first award – Michael Prinz Award in 2006. That year, he also released his second novel titled An Abundance of Katherines, which was also a critical success.

Towards the end of the decade, the author released his third novel Paper Towns and first collaboration projects – the books Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances with young adult authors Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson and Will Grayson, Will Grayson with David Levithan, which became the first LGBT-themed novel to top the New York Times best-seller list.

He continues to address key issues, like climate change.

In the 2010s, he continued to release award-winning novels such as The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down. Both books gained international popularity and sold more than one million copies in less than a year. Also, just like most of his best-selling novels, they have been interpreted in film adaptations that became box-office hits that have amassed more than $30 million.

In addition to writing, John has ventured into a YouTube career. The internet personality first joined the video-sharing platform in 2007 alongside his brother Hank. Besides their well-known main channel, VlogBrothers, the Green brothers have created several other projects such as Crash Course, VidCon, Project for Awesome, and Mental Floss.

As of now, they have 1,882 videos uploaded that have accumulated a total of 840 million views and more than 3.32 subscribers. Besides YouTube, the two brothers began their own podcast titled Dear Hank and John. As of now, Green’s latest project is The Anthropocene Reviewed, which is a podcast that inspired his next novel of the same name.

Green’s Total Net Worth

John Green has earned an estimated total career income of $40 million dollars from her career as an author and as a YouTuber. It was reported that in 2014, Green was one of the highest paid authors in the world with earnings of $26 million.

Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with his wife, Sarah Urist Green, whom he married in 2006, and their two children. Between his federal tax and his Indiana state tax, which is low, it is estimated that he has paid around 40% in taxes on his career earnings. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $24 million dollars, having paid $16 million dollars in taxes.

In his personal life he has likely spent $2-3 million dollars but also earned $4-5 million from his investments. He will have also had to pay around $1 million dollars in business costs. Therefore, it is estimated that John Green has a net worth of about $25 million dollars.


John Green is a well-known author and YouTube content creator. He has been consistently writing in the past two decades and quickly attained mainstream recognition with his best-selling novels. Presently, the creator of Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and The Fault in Our Stars is worth an estimated $25 million and, apart from the millions of fans worldwide, he also has earned himself a lot of awards such as Michael L. Prinz, Goodreads, and Edgar Awards in the category “Best Young Adult”.

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