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Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland USA on 12 April 1947. Tom has been recognised as one of the most influential and successful novelists from the United States, best known for writing a number of military stories about the Cold War, of which more than 100 million copies of his books have been printed. About his great talent in writing purports the fact that 17 of his books are acknowledged as bestsellers.

So just how rich was Tom Clancy? A famous writer and historian, Tom had a spectacular amount of net worth, which reached $300 million, accumulated from his prolific output of novels.

Tom Clancy Net Worth $300 Million

Tom Clancy spent his childhood in Baltimore: his father Thomas  worked in the Postal Service while his mom Catherine was a credit manager.  Tom completed high school at Catholic Loyola Blakefield in 1965, a private school in Towson, Maryland. In 1969 Clancy graduated from the now Loyola Universitywith a degree in English literature.

Tom`s first job was in an insurance company, then joined an insurance company founded by his wife’s grandfather, which he subsequently bought from her grandmother in 1980. While working there Tom had some free time, which he dedicated to writing books. Thus, at first writing was like a hobby for Tom, and Clancy had no idea that one day it is going to be the main source of his net worth.

His first book was “The Hunt for Red October”, which Tom started writing in 1982. After two years, Clancy sold it to Naval Institute Press: these publishers were impressed, and encouraged Tom Clancy to write more.  The readers were also in fascination: over 45,000 copies were sold when Tom Clancy at first was thinking to sell around 5,000. The book was praised by President Ronald Reagan, as well as by senior military officers for the accuracy his writing displayed.

Tom Clancy’s other novels include “Patriot Games” (1987), “The Cardinal of the Kremlin” (1988), “Rainbow Six” (1998), “Locked on” (2011), “Ghost Recon” (2008), “Against All Enemies” (2011) among the 17 in total. In writing, he also collaborated with such authors as John D. Gresham, Peter Telep, Grant Blackwood and some others. Clancy’s fiction works, “The Hunt for Red October” (1984), “Patriot Games”(1987), “Clear and Present Danger”(1989), and “The Sum of All Fears”(1991), have been turned into commercially successful films. All the books and subsequent films certainly added great revenues to Tom Clancy’s net worth.

Clancy is also known as a co-founder of the video games developed by Red Storm Entertainment. This game series includes “The Hunt for Red October” (1990), “SSN” (1996), “Shadow Watch” (2000), “The Sum of All Fears” (2002) and a couple of others. These game series also added to Tom Clancy net worth.

Tom was also a co-owner of the professional baseball team in Baltimore, “The Baltimore Orioles”, for whom Tom was also a Vice-Chairman for their Public Affairs and Community Activities committees. Such positions also added incomes to Tom Clancy’s net worth.

In his personal life, Tom Clancy was married to Wanda King(1969-99) – they had four children. Tom then married Alexandra  Llewellyn, who was with him until his death from an undisclosed disease in 2013.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Division 2018 idea announced
Jack Ryan 2017 TV Series characters - 4 episodes pre-production
The Division 2016 Video Game creator
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 based on characters created by
Ghost Recon: Alpha 2012 Short idea - uncredited
Splinter Cell: Conviction 2010 Video Game idea - uncredited
Splinter Cell: Double Agent 2006 Video Game idea
Rainbow Six: Critical Hour 2006 Video Game creator
Splinter Cell: Essentials 2006 Video Game idea
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 2005 Video Game idea
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 2004 Video Game idea
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003 Video Game scenarios
Splinter Cell 2002 Video Game uncredited
The Sum of All Fears 2002 novel
Ghost Recon 2001 Video Game idea
The Bear and the Dragon 1999 TV Movie writer
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear 1999 Video Game scenarios
NetForce 1999 TV Movie story
Rainbow Six 1998 Video Game scenarios
OP Center 1995 TV Movie story
Clear and Present Danger 1994 novel
Patriot Games 1992 novel
The Hunt for Red October 1990 novel "The Hunt for Red October"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sum of All Fears 2002 executive producer
OP Center 1995 TV Movie executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Force 21 1999 Video Game chairman

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014 dedicatee
Splinter Cell: Conviction 2010 Video Game thanks
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 2005 Video Game thanks
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow 2004 Video Game special thanks
Defcon 2: Cuban Missile Crisis 2002 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ace of Cakes 2007 TV Series Himself - Birthday Boy
Modern Marvels 2001-2004 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Author, "The Hunt for Red October"
Charlie Rose 1996-2004 TV Series Himself Guest / Himself - Guest
The Simpsons 2004 TV Series Himself
The Raising of the Kursk 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Panorama 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Save Our History 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Wartime Deception 2001 TV Movie documentary Himslef - author
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest Contestant
Digital Cavalry 1995 Video documentary short Host
Submarine: Steel Boats, Iron Men 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary, New Release The Sum of All Fears (2002) · Phil Alden Robinson

TitleSalary
The Hunt for Red October (1990) $600,000 (novel rights)

#Fact
1 Was 39 years old when his first book was published.
2 Of the three actors to play "Jack Ryan", Ben Affleck is his favorite.
3 Attempted to buy the Minnesota Vikings in the late 1990's. Due to his on-going divorce, he did not have sufficient funds. The team was instead bought by Red McCombs.
4 Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors." New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 86-93. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
5 His wife Alexandra is the niece of Colin Powell.
6 He majored in English at Baltimore's Loyola College.
7 Dreamed of serving in the US military ever since he was a young boy. However, he failed to continue ROTC in college because he couldn't pass the required eye exam, crushing his hopes of ever serving in the army. (Loyola College required all students to enroll for two years of ROTC.)
8 Due to the limited technology of the 1980s, his novel, "The Hunt For Red October," had to be saved on ten floppy disks.
9 He was an insurance salesman before becoming a full time author of military fiction and non-fiction. (He has never had any military or government experience)
10 A woman in Washington, DC, read his novel "The Hunt For Red October" when it was first published by the Naval Press Institute in the 1980s, and loved it so much that she gave a copy to all her friends. One of those friends was President Ronald Reagan, who stepped off Marine One with the book tucked under his arm. A reporter saw the book and asked Reagan, "What are you reading?" Reagan then held up the book so everybody could see the cover and replied, "It's a really a good yarn." After Reagan's compliment, Tom Clancy's first novel became a best seller.
11 Sold his videogame company, Red Storm Entertainment, for $45 million.
12 Reportedly is worth over USD $190 million. [2001]
13 Attended Loyola High School class of 1965 and Loyola College class of 1969. Major: English Literature.
14 Father of four.
15 Minority owner of the Baltmore Orioles, with majority owner Peter Angelos.

#Quote
1 Helicopters don't fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them.
2 Success will ruin your life.
3 There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
4 The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
5 Wars are begun by frightened men.

#Trademark
1 Writing horror, thrillers or suspense.
2 Realistic, carefully researched stories about the military and terrorism
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