Danielle Steel is an American author best known for her Romantic Novels. Despite harsh criticism, she has accomplished a great deal in her life. She is one of the bestselling authors alive today, having sold over 800 million copies of her books. She is also the world’s fourth best-selling fiction author.
|Celebrated Name:||Danielle Steel|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel|
|Age:||74 years old|
|Birth Date:||14 August 1947|
|Birth Place:||New York, United States|
|Thomas Perkins (m. 1998–2002), John Traina (m. 1981–1998), William Toth (m. 1978–1981), Danny Zugelder (m. 1975–1978), Claude-Eric Lazard (m. 1965–1974)|
|Children:||Yes (Nick Traina, Vanessa Danielle Traina, Beatrix Lazard Seidenberg, Maximilian John Traina, Zara Alexandra Traina, Victoria Lea Traina, Samantha Traina)|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$400 Million|
Danielle Steel Biography
Danielle Steel, born Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel on August 14, 1947, is of mixed ancestry. Her mother, Norma da Camera Stones dos Reis, was Portuguese, and her father, John Schulein-Steel, was German-Jewish. She spent the majority of her formative years in France. She spent most of her childhood with her father because her parents divorced when she was eight years old.
Danielle Steele was always interested in literature and even wrote her own stories as a child. She became more invested in the verse as she grew older. In 1963, she graduated from the Lycée Français de New York. She then went on to study literature and fashion design at Parsons School of Design and New York University, respectively.
Danielle Steel Age, Height, Weight
Danielle Steel was born on August 14, 1947, and is 74 years old as of 2022. Her height is 1.57 meters and her weight is 55 kilograms.
Danielle Steel’s first novel, “Going Home,” was published in 1972. Her first novel foreshadowed major themes she would explore throughout her careers, such as familial ties and human relationships. Her career rose to prominence with the publication of two books, “Now and Forever” and “Passion’s Promise.”
Danielle continued to publish books almost everywhere, sometimes more than once a year. Her name is in the Guinness Book of World Records because she was on the New York Best Seller List for the most consecutive weeks of any author, with 381 weeks. She launched herself into various genres in 1984, after writing about miscarriage in the nonfiction work “Having a Baby.” Her poetry career also began with a collection of poems titled “Love: Poems.”
Danielle Steele has also written a children’s fiction series called “Max and Martha,” which deals with real-life issues. She is still writing as of 2018, with her most recent work being “The Good Fight.”
Danielle Steel Achievement and Awards
Danielle Steele’s work is frequently described as formulaic as if it is purposefully contrived to generate revenue. Her books deal with real-life issues, but they may come across as overly enthusiastic and, at times, unrealistic depictions of characters. Her books, however, have captivated a large audience, and she is regarded as one of the top authors of the day. The French government made her an “Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” in recognition of her contributions to world culture and literature.
Danielle Steel has also been recognized by organizations such as the California Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association for her contributions to Mental Health Awareness.
Danielle Steel’s Net Worth in 2022
Danielle Steel’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million as of June 2022, owing to the widespread success she has enjoyed throughout her writing career. Danielle Steel also has her own perfume line, “Danielle.”
Danielle Steel is one of the most published women of all time, with a massive body of work to her name. She has written 165 books, including 141 novels and a variety of other genres. Her works have been translated into 43 languages.
Danielle Steel Husband, Marriage
Danielle Steel has had five marriages. She first married Claude-Eric Lizard, a banker, when she was 18 years old in 1965. In 1966, while still married to him, she finished her first manuscript. They had a daughter named Beatrix together. After nine years of marriage, they divorced. She married Danny Zugelder in a prison canteen in 1975 and divorced him in 1978. She married William George Toth the day after her divorce from Danny.
Danielle Steel married John Traina for the fourth time in 1981. Between 1982 and 1987, they had five children together. She divorced her fifth husband, Thomas James Perkins, with whom she had been married for four years, in 2002.