Netflix’s Bridgerton is adapted from the mega-popular novel series of the same name and its author Julia Quinn was more than happy with the love the show was receiving. But “love” wasn’t the only thing Julia felt content about. The book sales had also gone up since Bridgerton first premiered back on Christmas Day 2020.
So, this means Julia’s net worth must have skyrocketed. Get to know all about her earnings and net worth as this article proceeds.
Julia Quinn Net Worth: How Rich Is The Bridgerton Author?
Bridgerton author, Julia Quinn flaunted a net worth of above $10 million in 2022.
But this isn’t just from her sales of Bridgerton. Julia, over her decades of writing, has had multiple romance novels that have made it into the bestseller lists. However, we do have to admit that the Bridgerton series accounts for over half her net worth.
A fan even estimated her total book sales earning to be around $23 million (not including tax).
The first Bridgerton book ever was published back on January 5, 2000. And it was luck that gave the book a Netflix adaptation. Yes! According to Shonda Rhimes (Bridgerton’s producer), she “stumbled upon” the book on vacation as she ran out of books to read.
So, having read the first series, Shonda knew she had to bring it to life. Thus, she called Julia’s agent, and things proceeded thereafter.
A few years later, Bridgerton season 1 then aired on Netflix on Dec 25, 2020, and within a month, it had a whopping 82 million households streams. And it wasn’t just the ladies who watched or read Bridgerton, Julia explained. The author claimed that men made up 11.8% of her fan group. However, she also confessed that most of them said, “I watched it because my wife, girlfriend, or sister was watching it.”
Bridgerton season 2 aired on March 25, 2022, and it was getting much love as ever. As per Julia, this season was also going to challenge the perception of TV audiences, and the love story between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) would be an interesting one.
How Much Did Julia Quinn Get Paid For The Bridgerton Series?
Julia Quinn’s deal with the Bridgerton wasn’t made public. However, we do know that the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes signed a deal with Netflix for $150 million in 2017.
According to Julia, she has “relinquished creative control of her story.”
Julia Quinn Books
Julia Quinn has over 40 books including the eight-part historical romance series Bridgerton.
Listing the ones with the Bridgerton series are — The Duke and I (all about the fake relationship between Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset), The Viscount Who Loved Me (a steamy Bridgerton sequel), Romancing Mister Bridgerton (the fourth book of the series), An Offer From a Gentleman (third book of the series), Just Like Heaven (first in the series), To Sir Phillip, With Love (where Eloise Bridgerton and moody Sir Phillip get engaged), When He Was Wicked (Francesca and Michael’s romance), It’s In His Kiss (all about Gareth St. Clair), and On the Way to the Wedding (the final book).
Besides them, Julia has other popular including The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever, Because of Miss Bridgerton (a Bridgerton spinoff), What Happens in London, Ten Things I Love About You, A Night Like This, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband, The Sum of All Kisses, The Lost Duke of Wyndham, and How to Marry a Marquis.
When Is Julia Quinn New Book Coming Out?
Julia Quinn’s new book “Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron” is coming out on May 10, 2022.
If you’ve read “It’s In His Kiss” and “What Happens in London” before then you might be familiar with this upcoming novel. “I had so much fun with this book-within-a-book,” Julia shared.
Overall, this book is based on story snippets that are peppered throughout several of Julia’s novels and enjoyed by her characters who read them.
“Born into a happy family that is tragically ravaged by smallpox, Miss Priscilla Butterworth uses her wits to survive a series of outlandish trials,” the book’s summary read.
What Do We Know About Julia Quinn Family?
Quinn comes from a Jewish family of six — dad, mom, herself, and her three sisters (Emily, Abigail, and Ariana).
Sadly, Julia lost her father Steve Cotler and sister Ariana Elise “Iana” Cotler in a car accident in June 2021. Reportedly, the accident was caused “because a catering company did not secure their load and canvas bags spilled onto the highway. And because a pickup driver thought nothing of driving while his blood-alcohol level was nearly 3 times the legal limit.”
Steve was 76 at the time, while Ariana was 37.
Also, it was reported that Julia’s parents were long divorced then.
Now, as of 2022, Julia resides in Seattle, Washington with her husband Dr. Paul Pottinger, and their two kids.
According to the author, she first met her future husband in 1988 and it was love at first sight. The two then went on to get married in June 1996.
How Tall Is Julia Quinn?
Julia stands tall at a height under 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm).
Where Did Julia Quinn Recieve Her Education?
She graduated from Hotchkiss School and went on to join Harvard for her degree in Art History. After receiving her degree in the history of architecture in 1992, she then joined medical school at Yale.
Is Julia Quinn On Instagram?
Yes, find Julia on Instagram @juliaquinnauthor.
Also, here’s her Facebook @AuthorJuliaQuinn.