Wilbur Smith aka Wilbur Addison Smith was a Zambian-born South African novelist specializing in historical fiction has died at the age of 88 at his home in South Africa on Saturday. A statement released on the Wilbur Smith Books website “Global bestselling author Wilbur Smith died unexpectedly this afternoon at his Cape Town home after a morning of reading and writing with his wife Niso by his side,” added, “The undisputed and inimitable master of adventure writing, Wilbur Smith’s novels have gripped readers for over half a century, selling over 140 million copies worldwide in more than thirty languages.” The cause for the death is not known. Following the news of Wilbur Smith’s death, tributes began pouring in online for the novelist, with fans offering their condolences to his friends and family.
What was Wilbur Smith Net Worth?
Wilbur Smith Net Worth
$70 million to $80 Million USD
Wilbur Smith aka Wilbur Addison Smith was a Zambian-born South African novelist specializing in historical fiction. He was born on January 9, 1933, in Kabwe, Zambia, he was 88 years at the time of his demise. He graduated from Rhodes University in South Africa in 1954. In 1964 his debut novel When the Lion Feeds, the tale of a young man growing up on a South African cattle became an instant bestseller. His books have been translated into around 30 languages and several made into films, including Shout at the Devil with Lee Marvin and Roger Moore in 1976. The author wrote bestselling books like ’River God’, ‘When The Lion Feeds’, ‘Birds of Prey, The Seventh Scroll’, ‘Warlock’ among many others. He graduated from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1954.
The estimated Net Worth of Wilbur Smith is between $70 million to $80 Million USD.
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