How Much Is American Author And You Tuber John Green’s Net Worth?

Credited with creating a shift in the whole young adult fiction book market, John Green has a net worth of $17 million as of 2020. He is an American author and creative writer who has written scripts for YouTube videos.

In addition to this, he has also written some best-selling books like The Fault in Our Stars which was also adapted into a movie of the same name.

Also, the American author got handy success through YouTube, his channel Crash Course (9.76 million subscribers) featuring educational video contents including World History, American History & Literature, has gained him further fame & fortune.

John Green Has a Net Worth of $17 Million: Income Sources, Salary & Earnings

According to Celebrity Net Worth, John Green is worth $17 million as of February 2020. Green amassed this net worth by working as a content creator and another major source of his income is the sales of his books.

His net worth can be compared to other YouTubers like Shane Dawson ($12 million), Markiplier ($24 million), and Ryan Kaji ($11 million).

As per data from Forbes, he is one of the highest-earning authors in the world, in fact, he was listed in Forbes’ top-earning authors in 2015 and 2014. His total earning in 2014, according to Forbes, was $9 Million.

From the debut novel Looking for Alaska to his most recent Turtles All the Way Down (2017), Green’s career as an author has introduced hefty sum to his pocket.

Green raked in more than $26 million from various sources between June 2013 and June 2014.

The huge $17 million spike in his earnings was especially due to the film adaptation of his most famous book The Fault in Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.

To date, the American author cum YouTuber has released 8 books:

Books  Awards
Looking for Alaska (2005) Michael L. Printz Award
An Abundance of Katherines (2006) Nomination for Printz Award
Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances (2008) alongside  Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
Paper Towns (2008) Edgar Allan Poe Award in 2009 & Corine Literature Prize in 2010
Will Grayson, Will Grayson  (2010)  alongside  David Levithan
The Fault in Our Stars (2012) Children’s Choice Book Awards in 2013
Turtles All the Way Down (2017)

YouTube Channels & Earnings

John Green has worked on various projects on YouTube, firstly he started a project with his brother Hank Green named Crash Course. The project is aimed at students who want to learn some subjects online, especially high school kids but he also has a program for kids called Crash Course Kids.

His channel Crash Course can call on $48.2K – $770.8K per year in revenue.

Later, he started a project titled Project for Awesome that is a charity project created so that YouTubers can raise money annually.

He also worked with his brother to create Vlogbrothers in which they communicated with each other using video only and not text.

Also, he owns another YouTube channel named Mental Floss created in March 2013, when his career was just starting out.

He is one of the most famous video hosts of their channel and even won the Webby Award for his time with the channel.

The channel is the brainchild of William E. Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur who wanted to deliver the knowledge they got via the professors and lecturers to the general public.

Podcasts: ‘Dear Hank & John’ and ‘The Anthropocene Reviewed’

With his brother Hank, the millionaire author runs a weekly podcast Dear Hank & John since 2015. The podcast features queries of fans & listeners, where they give advice.

Moreover, Green has a solo podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed (launched in January 2018). Since November 2018, the podcast became a co-production of Complexly and WNYC Studios. It features reviews on the current existence of the anthropocene.

Where Does John Green Live? House, Cars, Lifestyle & Expenses

The author currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, though is yet to open up the details on his residence.

Back in May 2015, John Green listed his another house in Indianapolis, spread over 3,720 square feet, and boasting 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. He had bought the property in June 2007 for an undisclosed amount, before shedding it for sale asking $329,000.

Though, no information on his asset sale is out.His other assets surely include a collection of expensive cars but the information regarding his rides is kept confidential.

Without a doubt, John’s massive fortune blesses him with a lavish lifestyle, surround with luxury & probably a list of huge bills.

Tax & Insurance

The star is a multimillionaire and has a very high rate of income as well as lavish properties all over the world. He has to pay income, property, and vehicle tax as per the laws of his state and county.

He may also have insurance of his health, body, life, and properties but the information regarding his exact plans and policies is not available in the media and tabloid sources.


The online social media personality has done a lot for charity over the years and has established projects solely dedicated to charity.

He developed Project for Awesome as a way for YouTubers to donate money to various charities each year on December 17 and 18. The project encourages YouTubers to create videos to promote charities and non-profit organizations as well as causes.

As per Wikipedia, they raised $483,446 in 2012 and $1,546,384 in 2015. The amount of money they raise increases every year.

Green once also donated $4 million to aspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in developing countries.

John Green’s Age, Height, Brother, Family, Wife & Children

John Green was born John Michael Green on August 24, 1977, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the USA to Mike and Sydney Green. Following 3 weeks of his birth, his family moved to Michigan and later settled in Orlando, Florida.

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Green has a brother named Hank Green, with whom John features in YouTube contents & podcasts.

He went to Glenridge Middle School and Lake Highland Preparatory School before eventually joining Indian Springs School and graduating in 1995.

Green then attended Kenyon College and has a double major in English and religious studies.

What’s Is John Green’s Age & Height?

As of September 2019, Green is 42 years old and has a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm).

Green Is Happily Married: Does He Have Children?

John Green enjoys a blissful relationship with his wife Sarah Urist Green since they married 13 years ago. The duo is yet to announce their courtship detail but seems to have dated for many years before tying the knot.

John and Sarah exchanged vows on May 21, 2006, in a Catholic church.

Together, the couple shares 2 children: son Henry Green (born on January 20, 2010) and a daughter Alice Green (born on June 3, 2013).

Currently, Green’s spouse Sarah works as a host in the PBS web series The Art Assignment; she formerly worked as the Curator of Contemporary Art at Indianapolis Museum of Art.


  • He wanted to be an author from a very early age.
  • His books have been published in more than 12 languages.
  • The Fault in Our Stars grossed over $307.2 million.