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Michael Crichton Net Worth, Biography & Lifestyle: Michael Crichton was an American writer, film producer, and film director. He was most famous for his novel ‘Jurassic Park.’

He passed away in 2008 – but not before earning a net worth of $400 million!  

Today, we’re flipping through the pages of his life story, especially the details of:

  • How his article was published when he was just 14;
  • Why he switched majors from English to biological anthropology;
  • How his writing got him through his years in med school;
  • His successful career from his first best-selling novel to his films and TV series;
  • His death and the legacy he left; and
  • So much more!

Starting with his debut novel, almost every Crichton work was a New York Times bestseller. But his life is such a pageturner too.

So, reading glasses on…

… and we’re flipping through.

If you’re a science fiction novel fan, you couldn’t have missed Michael Crichton’s famous books. But this best-selling author isn’t just that. Crichton is also a movie producer and director of various successful films!

And his story is a bestseller too…

Who Is Michael Crichton?

Michael Crichton Quick Overview

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Michael Crichton Net Worth:
$400 million
Source of Wealth:
Book sales and movies
Spouse/ Relationship:
Joan Radam (m. 1965-1970)
Kathy St. Johns (m. 1978-1980)
Suzanne Childs (m. 1981-1983)
Anne-Marie Martin (m. 1987-2003)
Sherri Alexander (m. 2005)
Date of Birth: October 23, 1942
Place of Birth/Nationality:
Chicago, Illinois, USA/American
Taylor Anne Crichton
John Michael Todd Crichton
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Eye Color:  Brown

The American writer was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 23, 1942. But he grew up in Long Island and Roslyn, New York.

His father, John Henderson Crichton, was a journalist and his mother, Zula Miller Crichton, was a homemaker.

He began writing at 14.

He wrote an article about his trip to Sunset Crater and it was published in The New York Times.

Crichton studied literature in college but was discouraged by a professor who intentionally gave him bad grades. So he switched majors and graduated with a biological anthropology degree.

He was summa cum laude, by the way!

He then went to Harvard Medical School – and hated it.

In order to pay for groceries…

… Crichton wrote novels under pseudonyms and critiqued books online. His most successful one was ‘Odds On’ under the name John Lange.

After graduating from med school, the now bestselling author started writing novels full-time. He never applied for a medical license.

In 1969…

This now prolific writer published his first novel under his real name, The Andromeda Strain.’ And instantly, it was a hit. Film rights were sold and the film adaptation was released in 1971.

Crichton’s novels published later received the same critical acclaim. Let’s keep in mind that aside from medical and science fiction, he dabbled with other genres too.

For example – ‘The Great Train Robbery.’ It was his bestselling historical novel. But his greatest hits were ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Conga,’ and ‘The Lost World.’

And did we mention…

… that this American author is a film producer too?

Aside from film adaptations of his books, the national bestseller author created other movies as well.

The TV series ‘ER’ which ran from 1994-2009 was a commercial success. He was also the writer and director of ‘Coma,’ ‘Looker,’ and Runaway.’

Even after his death…

Crichton’s post-mortem published books got to The New York Times bestsellers list.

He died of complications from his illness – lymphoma. He was undergoing chemotherapy and had a big chance of recovery. Still, Crichton died on November 4, 2008.

He was mourned by his fifth wife who was then pregnant with his son.

How Old Is Michael Crichton?

Michael Crichton was born on October 23, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois. He was 66 years old when he passed away.

Michael Crichton Height & Weight

The American author was 2.06 meters or 6 feet and 9 inches tall. He weighed 85 kg or 187 lbs.

Other Quick Facts:

  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Hair Color – Dark brown
  • Zodiac Sign – Scorpio
  • Smoking/Drinking – Yes/Yes
  • Tattoos – None
  • Favorite Authors – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Favorite Book – Life on the Mississippi
  • IMDb Profile Link – Michael Crichton

How Much Is Michael Crichton Worth?

When he died in 2008, Michael Crichton’s net worth was $400 million!

Michael Crichton Net Worth Year By Year

YearEarnings $
2003$175 million
2004$200 million
2005$275 million
2006$325 million
2007$370 million
2008$400 million
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Michael Crichton Books

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The Andromeda Strain

A deadly virus from outer space terrorizes the earth.

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Jurassic Park

After the discovery of cloning dinosaur DNA, disaster awaits tourists that dared visit Jurassic Park.

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The Lost World

(Jurassic Park Book 2) Something has survived the disaster at Jurassic island.

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The Great Train Robbery

A rich gentleman secretly masterminds the crime of the century.

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The Andromeda Evolution

The deadly virus from outer space becomes even deadlier.

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A team of American geologists gets brutally killed in the African rainforest.

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Pirate Latitudes

Pirates, sailors, and the English crown fight over Spanish gold.

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