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Top 10 most popular foreign writers in China (9)  14:52, December 01, 2012

Walter Isaacson (

Top 3: Walter Isaacson (沃尔特• 艾萨克森)

Royalty income: 5 million yuan (US$804,000)

Bestseller: "Steve Jobs"《史蒂夫• 乔布斯传》

Country: U.S.

Age: 60

2011 Ranking: 6

Walter Isaacson, born in 1952 in New Orleans, is a U.S. writer and biographer. He once served as chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of Time magazine, and is now president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan institute on educational and policy studies headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Isaacson is the writer of "Steve Jobs," "American Sketches," "Einstein: His Life and Universe," "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life," and "Kissinger: A Biography," and co-author of "The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made." His work "Steve Jobs," an authorized biography of the co-founder of the U.S. computer giant Apple, became an instant bestselling book worldwide upon its publication on Oct. 24, 2011, less than three weeks after the IT magician's death.

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