Clive Cussler Net Worth, Career, Biography, Facts, Age, Life Story

Clive Cussler was an American adventure novelist and marine archaeologist who had a net worth of $120 million at the time of his death in 2020. Clive Cussler is best known for his book series staring character Dirk Pitt, many of which have been featured on the New York Times’ best seller list. Aside from his thriller and mystery books, Cussler penned more than 50 books during his career. During his career he sold more than 100 million books.

Clive Cussler was born In Aurora, Illinois on July 15, 1931. He grew up in Alhambra, California. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the US Air Force during the Korean War. After returning from his military service, he worked in the advertising industry.

Clive first began writing when his wife Barbara took a night job at their local police department in California. After putting their kids to bed, he was bored and began writing to help pass the time. Starting with what are considered to be conventional maritime thrillers, he style eventually evolved to include villains, romantic relationships, sunken treasure, among other themes.

During his writing career, Cussler has achieved an incredible amount of success, including penning 17 books in a row that reached the New York Times’ fiction best selling list. He is of a select group of authors to achieve this status. Several of his movies were adapted into films. The most notable was the Matthew McCaonaughey film “Sahara” which earned $122 million at the box office.

When not writing, Cussler worked with the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), which he founded. He served as NUMA’s chairman. The company has explored and found more than 60 shipwrecked vessels, as well as other valuable underwater wreckage.

Net Worth:$120 Million
Date of Birth:Jul 15, 1931 – Feb 24, 2020 (88 years old)
Profession:Novelist, Author, Maritime Archaeologist
Nationality:United States of America