"King of fairytales" leads China author rich list

08:08, December 01, 2009      

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"King of Fairytales" Zheng Yuanjie (file photo)

The 2009 China author rich list was published by the Changjiang Times Sunday. It is the fourth time the annual list was published. There are 25 authors on the list along with the amount they made from royalties. King of Fairytales Zheng Yuanjie takes the top spot, overtaking popular youth writer Guo Jingming who was No. 1 for the last two years.

Zheng earned 20 million yuan this year, 7 million yuan more than Guo's amount last year. Guo was second place with 17 million yuan.

Zheng is the founder and sole writer of King of Fairytales magazine for the past 23 years. A post-1980s writer, Guo is also the chief editor of Top Novel, a popular youth magazine. In third place is Yang Hongying with 12 million yuan, a children's book writer specializing in fiction.

Source: Global Times
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