Terry Pratchett Net Worth

Terry Pratchett Net Worth is
$40 Million

Terry Pratchett Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is an English writer of fantasy novels, particularly comical works. He’s famous for the “Discworld” series of about 40 volumes. Pratchett’s first novel, “The Carpet People”, was printed in 1971, and since his first “Discworld” novel “(The Colour of Magic)” was printed in 1983, he’s composed two novels annually normally. Pratchett was the UK’s best selling writer of the 1990s, and has sold over 85million publications world-wide in 37 languages. He’s now the second most-read writer in Britain, and seventh most-read non-US author in America.

In December 2007, Pratchett declared he was suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Later he acquired a significant public contribution to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, and filmed a programme chronicling his experiences together with the disorder for the BBC.

Pratchett began to use computers for composing when they were accessible to him. His first computer was a Sinclair ZX81, the primary computer he used correctly for writing was an Amstrad CPC 464, after replaced with a PC. Pratchett was among the primary writers regularly to make use of the Web to talk to supporters, and is a contributor to the Usenet newsgroup alt.fan.pratchett since 1992. Yet, he will not look at the Internet a hobby, only another “thing to use”. When he travels, he consistently has a portable computer with him to compose. His experiments with computer upgrades are represented in Hex. Pratchett can also be an avid video game player, and collaborated in the creation of several game variations of his novels. He favours games which can be “intelligent and possess some depth”, mentioning Half-Life 2 and buff missions from Thief as examples.

Terry Pratchett Net Worth $65 Million Dollars

Full NameTerry Pratchett
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1948, Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
DiedMarch 12, 2015, Broad Chalke, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthBeaconsfield
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer
EducationJohn Hampden Grammar School
NationalityUnited Kingdom
SpouseLyn Pratchett (m. 1968–2015)
ChildrenRhianna Pratchett
ParentsEileen Pratchett, David Pratchett
NicknamesTerence David John Pratchett , Sir Terry Pratchett , Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE , Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE
AwardsCarnegie Medal, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Andre Norton Award, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Edward E. Smith Memorial Award, Prometheus Award for Best Novel, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Documentary, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Science Fiction, BSF...
NominationsMichael L. Printz Award, Nebula Award for Best Novel, James Tiptree Jr. Award, Hugo Award for Best Related Work, Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy, World Fantasy Award—Novel, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Locus Award for Best Art Book, Goodreads Choice Awards B...
Movies, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic, more
TV ShowsTerry Pratchett's Going Postal, The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett's Hogfather, Soul Music, Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals, Mastermind (2003)
Star SignTaurus
1Black fedora hat
1[on being asked how he felt about his fans being "mostly anoraks"] The anorak is a perfectly sensible item of clothing! [Is it fair to say you've made a lot of money?] Yes, that's a very good description of the amount of money.
2They don't teach you the facts of death, your Mum and Dad. They give you pets.
3It's amazing how much of fantasy is rearranging the furniture in Tolkein's attic.
4If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you.
5I don't think I've found God, but I may have seen where gods come from.
6I asked a teacher what the opposite of a miracle was and she, without thinking I assume, said it was an act of God. You shouldn't say something like that to the kind of kid who will grow up to be a writer; we have long memories.
7Evolution was far more thrilling to me than the biblical account. Who would not rather be a rising ape than a falling angel? To my juvenile eyes Darwin was proved true every day. It doesn't take much to make us flip back into monkeys again.
8As a fantasy writer I create fresh gods and philosophies almost with every new book ... But since contracting Alzheimer's disease I have spent my long winter walks trying to work out what it is that I really, if anything, believe.
9Everyone's heard of Erwin Schrodinger's famous thought experiment. You put a cat in a box with a bottle of poison, which many people would suggest is about as far as you need to go...
10Go on, prove me wrong. Destroy the fabric of the universe. See if I care.
11Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil... prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Ultimate Doom (1993), no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon...
12You can't make people happy by law. If you said to a bunch of average people two hundred years ago "Would you be happy in a world where medical care is widely available, houses are clean, the world's music and sights and foods can be brought into your home at small cost, traveling even 100 miles is easy, childbirth is generally not fatal to mother or child, you don't have to die of dental abscesses and you don't have to do what the squire tells you" they'd think you were talking about the New Jerusalem and say "yes."
13There are those who say that sherry should not be drunk early in the morning. They are wrong.
14Speak softly and employ a huge man with a crowbar.
15The freedom to succeed goes hand in hand with the freedom to fail.
16They say that the prospect of being hanged in the morning concentrates a man's mind wonderfully; unfortunately what the mind inevitably concentrates on is that it is in a body that, in the morning, is going to be hanged.
17"Twinkle twinkle little star...." What power! What wondrous power! You can take a billion trillion tons of flaming matter, a furnace of unimaginable strength, and turn it into a little song for children! You build little worlds, little stories, little shells around your minds, and that keeps infinity at bay and allows you to wake up in the morning without screaming!
18I wouldn't pay more than a couple of quid to see me, and I'm me.
19Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
20Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can.
21In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
22The baby boomers are getting older and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can't so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided one backbone of care?
23In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods. They have not forgotten this.
24[His response to J.K. Rowling saying she wasn't aware that her "Harry Potter" books were fantasy until they were finished]: "I would have thought that the wizards, witches, trolls, unicorns, and hidden worlds would have given her a clue?"
25[His response to a TIME magazine article crediting J.K. Rowling with reinventing the fantasy genre]: "Ever since "The Lord of the Rings" revitalized the genre, writers have played with it, reinvented it, subverted it and bent it to their times. It has also contained some of the very best, most accessible writing for children, by writers who seldom get the acknowledgment they deserve".
1His play, "Monstrous Regiment," at the Lifeline Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2015 Joseph Jefferson Non-Equity Award for Play Production.
2Frequently collaborated with fellow author Neil Gaiman.
3His first publication was 'The Hades Business', which appeared in Science Fantasy in 1963.
4Worked as a full-time journalist until 1980, then as a publicity officer for the Central Electricity Generating Board until 1987.
5He was present throughout the suicide of Peter Smedley in the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Forch, Switzerland whilst filming the BBC documentary "Choosing to Die" which he presented.
6Salisbury, Wiltshire, England [December 2008]
7Is a big fan of Blue Oyster Cult and included the Latin title of Their most famous song ''Don't Fear The Reaper'' in his stories.
8Knighted in the 2009 New Year's honours list.
9He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2009 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Literature.
10Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Volume 170, pages 324-332. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2008.
11He is paying for the Alzheimer's drug Aricept because the NHS says he is too young to get it for free.
12He donated £500,000 ($U1 million) to the research of Alzheimer's disease.
13In March 2008, he announced that he has Posterior Cortical Atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer's disease.
14His earlier adult Discworld books do not often feature chapters, but those aimed at younger readers (the Tiffany Aching series, and The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents) do. He has begun to use chapters in his adult novels (ex: The Truth, Going Postal); this was done to disprove a critic that complained that Pratchett seemed unable to write in chapter format. Pratchett went so far as to use lengthy and descriptive chapter headings in the Victorian style, seemingly to drive the point home.
15His most popular books take place on the imaginary Discworld, a flat, circular world which is carried through space on the backs of four elephants which in turn stand on the back of the great space turtle, A'tuin.
16He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1998 Queen's Honours List for his services to literature.
17He is an occasional poster to the usenet groups alt.fan.pratchett and alt.books.pratchett
18He attends so many book signings many fans joke that unsigned books are more valuable than signed ones.


Truckers2022books announced
Troll BridgeShort original story post-production
Poslední odmena2013Short short story
Going Postal2010TV Mini-Series novel - 2 episodes
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture2010TV Series documentary 1 episode
National Theatre Live: Nation2010novel
Maskerade2009TV Movie
The Color of MagicTV Mini-Series novel "The Colour of Magic" - 1 episode novel "The Light Fantastic" - 1 episode
Wyrd Sisters2007TV Movie
Hogfather2006TV Movie novel
Johnny and the Bomb2006TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Discworld Noir1999Video Game novel / screenplay
Wyrd Sisters1997TV Mini-Series
Soul Music1997TV Mini-Series novel - 7 episodes
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996Video Game novels / screenplay
Welcome to the Discworld1996Short
Discworld1995Video Game novel / screenplay
Johnny and the DeadTV Mini-Series novel - 2 episodes, 1995 screenplay - 2 episodes, 1995
Truckers1992TV Series novel
The Colour of Magic1986Video Game novel


Going Postal2010TV Mini-SeriesPostman
The Color of Magic2008TV Mini-SeriesAstrozoologist 2
Hogfather2006TV MovieThe Toymaker


Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996Video Game throwing rocks from afar
Discworld1995Video Game yelling at people


Urban Nature2015TV Series documentary in memory of - 1 episode
La Supercafetera2015TV Mini-Series in memory of - 2 episodes
Psycho Killer1993Video Game shout out


Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously2016DocumentaryHimself
Terry Pratchett: Facing Extinction2013DocumentaryHimself - Presenter
Breakfast2002-2012TV SeriesHimself
Newsnight2011TV SeriesHimself
Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die2011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter (as Sir Terry Pratchett)
Na plovárne2011TV SeriesHimself
ITV Lunchtime News2010TV SeriesHimself
The One Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Richard Dimbleby Lecture2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Terry Pratchett: Living with Alzheimer's2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Sir Terry Pratchett)
We Love 'The Sky at Night'2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Whole Hog: Making Terry Pratchett's 'Hogfather'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mark Lawson Talks to...2006TV SeriesHimself
Sunday AM2005TV SeriesHimself
Timeshift2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Novelist and Amateur Astronomer
Mastermind1997-2005TV SeriesHimself
Ringers: Lord of the Fans2005DocumentaryHimself
Question Time2002TV SeriesHimself
Bilbo & Beyond2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
The South Bank Show2001TV Series documentaryHimself
HARDtalk1999TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker1999TV SpecialHimself
An Awfully Big Adventure1998TV Series documentaryHimself
'Red Dwarf' A-Z1998TV MovieHimself
Call My Bluff1997TV SeriesHimself
Space Cadets1997TV SeriesHimself
Heroes of Comedy1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Light Lunch1997TV SeriesHimself
Nine O'Clock News1996TV SeriesHimself
Blue Peter1996TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show1994-1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Pebble Mill at One1995TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Disney1995TV SeriesHimself
The Little Picture Show1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Review1994TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

BBC News 8pm Summary2015TV Series shortHimself

Won Awards

2009Lifetime Achievement AwardWriters' Guild of Great BritainFor outstanding contribution to children's writing.
2003SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest Science Fiction or Fantasy Author

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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