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Harper Lee Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Nelle Harper Lee was born on the 28th April 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama USA, descended from Robert E. Lee, who commanded Confederate forces in the American Civil War. She is a novelist, particularly well known for releasing the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1960) for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, and was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom among other awards and honorary degrees. Harper Lee has been accumulating her net worth being active in the industry of journalism and writing fiction since the 1950s.

How much is the Harper Lee’s net worth? Reportedly, the wealth of this novelist is as much as $35 million, the majority of her wealth coming as a result of the incredible success of her above-mentioned book.

Harper Lee Net Worth $35 Million

Harper is the youngest of four children in the family of Amasa Coleman Lee, a lawyer, and Frances Cunningham, a housewife. After graduating from high school in Monroeville she went on studying at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, before spending a year at Oxford University in England. Then she decided to study at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, but didn’t finish these studies., but went to work in the ticket office of Eastern Airline in New York.

Since childhood Harper Lee and Truman Capote had been friends, as they went to school together and were neighbours. Truman Capote is said to be the prototype of Dill Harris, the character from her novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Later, she went with him to the town of Holcomb, to help in gathering material for an article about a brutal murder made there. As a result, instead of an article Capote released the book “In Cold Blood” (1966), which was dedicated to his partner Harper Lee.

Lee’s first novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, was released in July 1960, and immediately became a bestseller, such that a year later the author received a Pulitzer Prize for it. In 1962, the film based on the book was released, directed by Robert Mulligan. The film won three Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Gary Cooper Award. On the whole the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” added considerably to the total size of Harper Lee’s net worth.

In addition to this, Lee has published articles “Love – In Other Words” (1961) in Vogue, “Christmas to Me” (1961) and “When Children Discover America” (1965) published in McCall’s, “Romance and High Adventure” (1983) published in the anthology “Clearings in the Thicket” as well as “Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey” (2006) published in The Oprah Magazine. In July 2015, after a 55 year hiatus, Harper Lee released her second novel, entitled “Go Set a Watchman” (2015) which was a first draft of the bestseller “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1960). Actually, this is the first version of the famous story that publisher recommended Lee to convert. It is like the first book, and it immediately became a huge bestseller, beating the top record sales – over a million copies within a few days of release. There is no doubt that It will add huge sums to the overall size of Harper Lee’s net worth.

As if her fame needs any embellishment, there have been at least four films based on Harper Lee and her talent, including “Capote”(2005) and “Infamous”(2006).

Finally, in the personal life of the novelist, Harper Lee is single, but lives with her sister Alice. Lee has two residences, in Monroeville and New York.


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To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 producer - uncredited

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The Merv Griffin Show 1963 TV Series Herself

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Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself - Author, Go Set a Watchman

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#Fact
1 (March 2008 - 2014) She lived with her sister and attorney, Alice Finch Lee, in Monroeville, Alabama, until Alice Lee's death in 2014 at age 103.
2 Made a rare appearance at the insistence of her friend Veronique Peck, widow of Gregory Peck. She was honored by the Los Angeles Public Library at a benefit dinner to raise funds for computers and literacy programs. The award was presented by Brock Peters, who portrayed the black man falsely accused of rape in the film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). [May 2005]
3 She was awarded the 2010 National Medal of the Arts for her services to literature.
4 Her second published novel, "Go Set A Watchman," was actually the first one she wrote. In it, Scout and Jem, the main characters from her first published novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird," are already adults. When she first presented it to her agent, he told her the characters were interesting, but the story was not. She was instructed to write about the characters when they were younger. The result was her first published novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird," which was made into the film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). The discovery of the manuscript for "Go Set A Watchman" in late 2014, resulted in investigations by the State of Alabama, into whether she was mentally competent to consent to it being published. Despite suffering from a stroke and macular degeneration, she repeatedly said yes.
5 Her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," was banned from advanced placement English courses in Lindale, Texas, in 1996, because it "conflicted with the values of the community".
6 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 6, 2007 by President George W. Bush.
7 Her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
8 Was Truman Capote's personal assistant when he went to Garden City, Kansas, to investigate the Clutter murders in Holcomb, Kansas - which became his bestselling book, "In Cold Blood," and at least two films: In Cold Blood (1967) and In Cold Blood (1996). Lee and Capote were childhood friends.

#Quote
1 Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
2 [on 'To Kill a Mockingbird'] It is and it isn't autobiographical. The trial, and the rape case charge that brings on the trial, are made out of a composite of such cases and charges. What I did present as exactly as I could was the clime and tone, as I remembered them, of the town in which I lived. From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries.
3 Before I can live with other folks, I've got to live with myself.The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
4 Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through, no matter what.
5 They're Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn't dream of interrupting you at golf.
6 Many receive advice. Only the wise profit from it.


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