The books of Arundhati Roy has tried to change the world into a good place. With her success at the age of 35 during 1996 with her semi-autobiographical book, The God of Small Things, she rose to fame. With fame, she also got a series of awards and honors. Besides that, she also accumulated a lot of cash to increase her total worth.
The Indian book writer Arundhati Roy has always surprised us with her bold books throughout her writing career. Through that career, she has been able, to sum up, an estimated net worth of more than a million dollars.
Some tabloids claim that Arundhati Roy's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. Whatever, be her total net worth, she is living her life fully as a writer, an activist, and a responsible human being.
Roy started her career as a screenwriter as her first play was In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones in 1989. After a couple of years, she again had her play Electric Moon produced. You all know how much screenplays earn, don't you? For those who don't know, an average salary for those writers is around $70,000.
After that, she was silent for a couple of years and suddenly her first book The God of Small Things came to the world in 1996. The author collected half a million pounds for the book as an advance.
Arundhati Roy through her first book earned herself a recognition to international fame. Through it, she also won The Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and was also listed as one of the NY Times Notable Books of the Year for the same year.
Her first book The God of Small Things got to its highest position on the NY Times Bestseller list for the Independent Fiction. The book is currently at $13 in the US Market.
After her first success, she wrote the TV serial, The Banyan Tree and the documentary, Damage: A Film with Arundhati Roy. She just published her second book on We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples in 2009.
Similarly, she has another novel of hers, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, in the Booker Prize 2017 list. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is currently at $17, and We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples is at $41 at the US market.
On the whole, Arundhati Roy is living a life of battle with the current ills of the Indian Society and political evils.