Rick Riordan is the New York Times bestselling author of his most popular and widely read book entitled the Percy Jackson & Olympians series. He has written over twenty novels for young readers. In addition to achieving success for his book as part of a bestseller, Rick has received respect as the book has been translated into 42 languages and the book has sold more than 30 million copies in the US alone.
Most of his notable books have appeared in the media and have spoken about the recent scenarios with the writing of graphic novels, short story collections and many other types. He most recently wrote a book titled Daughter of the Deep in 2021.
Rick Riordan, the famous American author was born on June 5, 1964 in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Alamo Heights High School where he graduated and first he wanting to be a guitarist so attended the music program at North Texas State University.
For higher education purposes, Rick attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his education with majors in English and history. It is said that Rick’s parents divorced back in 1970 and Rick was mainly raised by his mother. However, he still describes his deep respect and concern for his father, whom he always looked up to as a role model, and admits in one of his interviews that he learned most from his father and grew up watching him .
Rick Riordan career
After completing his college education at the accredited university in 1986, Rick pursued a teaching career. For almost 15 years he taught English, History and Greek Mythology in various middle schools. He has worked at various schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in San Antonio. Not only that, but for his respect and dynamic teaching methods, he was awarded the inaugural Master Teacher Award from St Mary’s Hall.
After his teaching career, Rick considered pursuing his writing, which he always pursued as a side hustle during that time, but he loved writing at school from an early age. After leaving school and job behind and seeking inspiration to write a few books, he began writing the first notable book, which was actually a mystery series centered around private detective Jackson (“Tres”) Navarre turned. He got his first book titled Big Red Tequila which was published in 1997.
Rick Riordan Biography
|Real name||Richard Russell Riordan Jr.|
|Date of birth||June 5, 1964|
|Age (as of 2022)||57 years|
|Place of birth||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 85kg – in pounds – 187 pounds|
Rick Riordan Family
|Father||Rick Riordan Sr.|
|children||Two (Haley & Patrick Riordan)|
According to the sources, Rick Riordan got married back in 1985 at the age of 21 (as of 1964), on the day the couple celebrates their birthday together. The two have been married for years and together they have two children – Haley and Patrick. Haley was born in 1994 and Patrick was born in 1998. As of June 2013, the family resides in Boston with their conjugation with older son Haley just starting college in Boston. It is known that Rick was known to his only wife during his high school years, they became friends and started dating for a while before eventually exchanging the rituals of marriage.
Rick Riordan Net Worth
What is certain is that Rick Riordan makes good money with his only profession as a book author. In the early years of his professional life, he got hold of various school jobs, which he held for around 15 years. It’s certain that Rick is making somewhere near his annual net worth of $37 million, which is enough to provide luxurious facilities for his family.
Facts About Rick Riordan
- Rick Riordan’s eldest son, named Haley, was once diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. He developed a habit of listening to bedtime stories and after listening to his father inspire his father to write the Percy Jackson series. Even his son’s only dyslexia inspired Rick to make the title character of the story’s protagonist hyperactive and dyslexic.
- Rick loved to write from a young age, and before beginning his career as a writer and author of books, he made many attempts while writing various host books in his teenage years.
- During his school days he was the editor of his school newspaper. It wasn’t until his college education and time beginning teaching in San Francisco that Rick developed book writing seriously.
- As a kid, Rick loved to read Greek mythology, but one of his favorites was The Lord of the Rings. He initially wrote many short stories while adjusting to his new career line, and received his first rejection from Isaac Asimov’s science fiction magazine in 1978.