Janet Evanovich Net Worth 2023: Writer, Age, Bio, Wiki, Husband, Income (Updated)

What Is Janet Evanovich’s Net Worth? (Recent Reports)

Net Worth$150 Million
BornApril 22, 1943
Age79 Years Old 
Birth PlaceSouth River, New Jersey, United States
Source of IncomeWriter
Last Updated2023

Janet Evanovich is an American writer. In her initial days, she used to write short romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall. 

His net worth is around $150 million in 2023.

Her books have been translated into 40 languages and two hundred million copies of them have been sold all around the world.

Do you want to know about her? If yes, keep reading!

Janet Evanovich Biography/Wikipedia/Wiki

Real Name Janet Evanovich
Known AsSteffie Hall
Birth DateApril 22, 1943
Age79 Years Old
Zodiac SignTaurus
Height5’ 7’’
Weight58 kg
Relationship StatusMarried
SpousePete Evanovich
Net Worth$150 Million

How Was Janet Evanovich’s Early Life And Education?

Janet Evanovich was born on April 22, 1943, in South River, New Jersey, America. 

Her father worked as a machinist, and her mother was a housewife. Their names are not known.

She went to South River High School for her high school studies. 

Then, to complete her graduation in arts, she attended Douglass College of Rutgers University.

How Did Janet Evanovich Start His Career?

During her college days, Evanovich married Pete Evanovich, a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University. 

She continued to work on her paintings and looked for jobs like a waitress, selling cars, and insurance claim adjuster, during her first year of college.

She never really enjoyed making paintings, so she started writing on a daily basis. At that time, she was the mother of two young children and used to stay at home with them. 

At night, she wrote some of her stories on the typewriter in her husband’s home office and sent them to several editors. But all she got was rejection letters. 

To learn the art of writing dialog, she went to Improv Acting. For the first 10 years, she tried writing the “Great American Novel.” She finished three manuscripts but was unable to sell them.

As per someone’s suggestion, Evanovich tried writing romance novels. She read several romances and discovered that she enjoyed the genre. She wrote and submitted two romances for publishing.

Then, she found a job as a secretary. After four months, she received a call from an editor at Second Chance at Love Books who said that he wanted to buy a manuscript she had sent him. 

With the $2,000 advance she received from that book, she quit her job and started writing full-time.

In 1987, her novel “Hero at Large” was published under the pen name Steffie Hall in the Second Chance at Love category. 

In 1988, Evanovich began writing for Bantam Loveswept under her own name.

Then, for the next five years, she continued to write category romances for Loveswept. Her work within the romance genre helped her gain wide recognition.

After finishing her 12th romance, she realized that she was more interested in writing action scenes. But her editors denied it. So, she took the time (the next 18 months) to plan for what she actually wanted to write.

She wanted to write romantic adventure novels. So, in 1994, her romantic adventure novel “One For The Money” was published with good reviews.

The novel was named the New York Times notable book, Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of 1994, and USA Today’s Best Bet.

Evanovich sold the movie rights of the novel to Columbia Tristar for $1 million. Lion Gate Entertainment released it on January 27, 2012.

In 2016, she released her first mystery novel series titled “Curious Minds,” which was co-authored with Phoef Sutton. The second book in the series was written in June 2017 and was named “Dangerous Minds.” 

Her latest novel under the series “Stephanie Plum,” named “Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine,” was released on November 1, 2022.

Janet Evanovich’s Personal Life

During her college days, Evanovich married her long-time boyfriend Pete Evanovich in 1964.

The couple has two children: Peter and Alexandra. 

All the members of her family work for her company Evanovich Inc.

They reside in Hawaii and/or North Caroline.

How Does Janet Evanovich Make Her Money?

The main sources of income through which Evanovich makes her money are:

  • Earning as a writer
  • Earning as an author
  • Earning as a novelist

Janet Evanovich’s Social Media Accounts

Janet Evanovich Quotes

“I need to look like an idiot at least two times a day to keep myself humble.”

Janet Evanovich

“I don’t have pages of description. I spent days trying to say in two sentences what I could say in two paragraphs.”

Janet Evanovich

“I think I am a pretty average person and I respond to positive things, so I write for myself.”

Janet Evanovich

Major Career Highlights

  • Evanovich was the mother of two young children when she started writing stories.
  • She faced rejection in her initial days of writing.
  • She went to Improv Acting to learn the art of writing a dialog.
  • In 1987, her novel “Hero at Large” was published under the pen name Steffie Hall.
  • After finishing 12 romance novels, she started writing romance action novels.
  • She sold the movie rights of the novel “One For The Money” to Columbia Tristar for $1 million.

Success Lessons To Learn From Janet Evanovich

  • Don’t give up: Keep trying and don’t give up.
  • Don’t limit yourself: If you think you want it, go for it.
  • Be productive: Avoid being lazy, and be productive.

Janet Evanovich Bibliography

Single Romance Novels

  • Hero at Large (1987)
  • Thanksgiving (1988)
  • The Grand Finale (1988)
  • Wife for Hire (1988) – with the character Elsie Hawkins
  • Foul Play (1989)
  • Stephanie Plum Series
  • Fox & O’Hare Series
  • Wicked Series
  • Knight and Moon Series


Janet Evanovich is an American writer. She initiated her career by writing romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall.

Her books include “Hero at Large,” “One For The Money,” and “Curious Minds.”

I hope you have learned many valuable lessons from Evanovich and will apply them in your life.

As per recent updates, the net worth of Janet Evanovich is $150 million…!


Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions asked about Evanovich

Where Was Janet Evanovich Born?

Janet Evanovich was born in South River, New Jersey, America.

What Is The Age Of Janet Evanovich?

Janet Evanovich is 79 years old.

What Is The Name Of Janet Evanovich’s Husband?

Janet Evanovich’s husband’s name is Pete Evanovich.

How Many Children Does Janet Evanovich Have?

Janet Evanovich has two children: Peter and Alexandra.

In Which Year Was Janet Evanovich’s First Novel Released?

Janet Evanovich’s first novel was released in 1987.

What Is The Name Of Janet Evanovich’s First Novel?

Janet Evanovich’s first novel is “Hero At Large.”

What Is The Net Worth Of Janet Evanovich?

Janet Evanovich’s presumed net worth is $150 million.

What Was The Name Of Janet Evanovich’s First Mystery Novel Series?

Janet Evanovich’s first mystery novel series was “Curious Minds,” which was released in 2016.

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