On December 24, 1973 author Stephenie Meyer was born. She is best known as the author of the “Twilight” series. The novels have achieved worldwide recognition, selling over 100 million copies, as well as translated into 30 different languages. Due to the success of the novels, they were turned into movies, and released by Lionsgate/Summitt Entertainment, in which they grossed over $3.3 billion dollars worldwide collectively. Due to the success of the “Twilight” series, Meyer was the best selling author of 2008 and 2009, as well as “Twilight” being the best selling book of 2008.
She is the author of the 2008 science fiction novel, “The Host,” which debuted at number one on the “New York Times Best Sellers” list, and stayed on the list for 26 weeks.
Random Pop Culture Fact: Meyer makes a cameo in 2011’s “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” during the wedding of Bella and Edward as a wedding guest. She is seen at 1:07 mark, wearing a pink color dress with pearls:
Due to the success of the “Twilight” series, as well as accompanying film adaptions, Meyer has been listed on Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” as well listed in Forbes magazine of “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities.” Due to the success she has achieved, she has a net worth of $125 million.