Stephenie Meyer has had a very exciting couple of years. This year Forbes thought Stephenie was worthy of their prestigious 100 list. And she is....drum roll....
#26 Stephenie Meyer
Thanks to the success of Meyer's Twilight series, 2008 became the year of the vampire. The low-profile author sold 29 million books last year, releasing two new novels (Breaking Dawn and The Host) and selling hoards of paperbacks of what have become instant classics (Twilight, Eclipse and New Moon). Last November, gothy fans camped out to catch the first film based on the series; Twilight grossed $70 million opening weekend
She has beat several popular figures...even Barack Obama!
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