Dan Brown Statistics

Dan Brown Statistics

  • He earns an estimated $10+ million each year, as of 2022.
  • For the timeframe analyzed, his highest income was during 2014, at $28 million.
  • Dan Brown’s net worth was given as $178 million as of 2022 
  • On average he has earned $7.12 million yearly during his writing career as a whole.
  • More than 200 million copies of his books are available in print.
  • As of 2009, his best seller “The Da Vinci Code” alone had sold more than 80 million copies since its 2003 release.
  • Films based on his novels have grossed over $1.5 billion across the globe.
  • His most successful book, “The Da Vinci Code”, was adapted into a movie that grossed over $760 million worldwide.
  • His sequel title “The Lost Symbol” sold one million hardcover and e-book copies across the US, UK and Canada on its day of release. 
  • This made it the fastest selling adult novel in history, as of 2009.

Dan Brown book sales

  • As of 2018, Dan Brown’s income was $18.5 million.
  • During the given period, his highest income was during 2014, with $28 million.
  • However, his lowest income came just two years later, at $9.5 million.
  • In total, his income dropped 15.91% during the period, a total decline of $3.5 million.
  • The success of his “Robert Langdon” series of books contributed greatly to his high income during the period.
YearAnnual incomeChange
2013$22 million
2014$28 million+ 27.27%
2015$13 million–  53.57%
2016$9.5 million– 26.92%
2017$20 million+ 110.53%
2018$18.5 million– 7.5%

A graph is given below to show Dan Brown’s annual book sales income:

Dan Brown books in order

  • As of 2023, Dan Brown has released 8 books.
  • He is widely known and successful for his work within the Thriller and Mystery genres.
  • However, his 2020 publication “Wild Symphony” is a children’s picture book with accompanying audio tracks, drawing inspiration from Dr. Seuss.
YearTitlePage countAudiobook length
1998Digital Fortress51011h 57m
2000Angels & Demons73618h 28m
2001Deception Point55617h 4m
2003The Da Vinci Code48916h 59m
2009The Lost Symbol50917h 47m
2013Inferno46317h 12m
2017Origin46118h 10m
2020Wild Symphony44N/A

Dan Brown movie and tv adaptations

  • Films based on his novels have grossed over $1.5 billion across the globe in total.
  • “The Da Vinci Code” movie adaptation grossed over $760 million worldwide.
  • The “Angels & Demons” movie adaptation grossed over $485 million worldwide.
  • The “Inferno” movie adaptation grossed over $220 million worldwide.
  • Tom Hanks starred in each film as the main character, Professor Robert Langdon.
  • “The Lost Symbol” was originally intended to be developed as a film for release in 2016 by Columbia Pictures.
  • However, it was eventually adapted into a TV series which premiered in 2021 on Peacock.
#YearTitleGross worldwideFormat
12006The Da Vinci Code$760 millionMovie
22009Angels & Demons$485 millionMovie
32016Inferno$220 millionMovie
42021The Lost SymbolN/ATV series

A graph is given below to show Dan Brown’s movie adaptations by gross worldwide:

Dan Brown biography

  • He was born on June 22nd, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire in the United States.
  • In 1983, he read the book “The Doomsday Conspiracy” by Sidney Sheldon and became inspired to become a writer of Thriller novels.
  • By 1996, he decided to quit teaching to become a full-time writer. 
  • His first book, “Digital Fortress”, was published two years later. This was followed by “Angels & Demons” in 2000 and “Deception Point” in 2001.
  • Although his first three books had little success, the release of “The Da Vinci Code” in 2003 was an instant bestseller and gave him worldwide recognition.
  • The puzzles he uses in his books are inspired by treasure hunts his parents set up for his siblings and himself when growing up.

Dan Brown achievements

  • He was named in TIME Magazine’s top 100 “Most Influential People in the World” in 2005.
  • Dan Brown has authored multiple #1 bestselling novels.
  • Across the world, more than 200 million copies of his books are available in print.
  • As of 2009, more than 80 million copies of “The Da Vinci Code” alone had been sold.
  • His books have also been published in 56 different languages.

Dan Brown FAQ

What is the Robert Langdon book series?

  • The Robert Langdon book series is based upon a Harvard University professor who is adept at problem solving and cracking codes.

What books are featured within the Robert Langdon series?

  • In reading order, the books within the Robert Langdon series are:
  1. “Angels & Demons”
  2. “The Da Vinci Code”
  3. “The Lost Symbol”
  4. “Inferno”
  5. “Origin”

Does Dan Brown have any standalone novels?

  • Dan Brown has written two standalone novels, “Digital Fortress” and “Deception Point”.
  • “Digital Fortress” is a novel about the effects of government technological surveillance on citizens.
  • “Deception Point” is about the impact of a potential extraterrestrial meteorite on a  presidential election.
  • In addition, he has also written a picture book for children called “Wild Symphony”.