How much is Philip Pullman worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million
|Date of Birth:||October 19, 1946|
About Philip Pullman
Sir Philip Pullman, an English author of best-selling books with an estimated net worth of $20 million, was born on October 19, 1946. In his long career as a storyteller, Philip Pullman has produced the well-known His Dark Materials trilogy and the Sally Lockhart mysteries series. Pullman, a gifted author, speaker, and illustrator, fights tenaciously against the shutdown of public libraries and is a dedicated supporter of education.
Pullman, who was born in England in 1946, received his education at some of the top institutions in Zimbabwe, Australia, and England. After attending Exeter College, he began working as a teacher. Pullman obtained a position at Oxford University where he taught education courses after leaving the middle school.
Besides writing, Pullman has other interests. He states on his website: “When I’m not creating books, I enjoy drawing and building things out of wood. I enjoy playing the piano as well. The rest of the family has to put up with my poor playing since I’d like to play it well.
The Writing Career of Pullman
In 1982, Pullman published Count Karlstein, his debut book for young readers. He achieved success in 1985 with his Victorian thriller mysteries featuring Sally Lockhart, a 16-year-old detective. The Ruby in the Smoke is the first mystery book.
Although Pullman is most known for his fantasy novel His Dark Materials, he has also authored plays, picture books, realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery thrillers, and a huge number of speeches. The New Cut Band, a two-book series about a gang of street kids who get into all kinds of trouble in London, 1892, is Pullman’s favorite series of his writings.
From book to screen to stage…
The American film adaptation of Northern Lights, the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy, was released under the title The Golden Compass. A stage performance of the trilogy is also now making its way around the UK. The fairy tale “The Fire-Maker’s Daughter” one of Pullman’s earliest works, was also turned into a play.
A Supporter of Education and Libraries
In addition to being a writer and an illustrator, Philip Pullman is a vocal opponent of the closure of English public libraries. Pullman participated in a demonstration against the closure of six libraries in London’s Northwest among other well-known British celebrities. The group is most likely to continue their objection to a higher court even if they lost the court appeal.
Pullman has strong opinions about testing in schools as a former educator. “My main concern is that an over-emphasis on testing and league tables has led to a lack of time and freedom for a true, imaginative, and humane engagement with literature,” the author writes on his website.
The official history of Norwich City F.C., which will be released in 2020, has an introduction by Pullman. Philip Pullman’s net worth is projected to reach $20 million as of 2023.