Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson
Real Name/Full Name Brandon Sanderson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Brandon Sanderson
Birth Place: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 19 December 1975
Age/How Old: 48 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 83 Kg
In Pounds – 183 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –
Mother –
Siblings: 3 Siblings
School: Lincoln East High School
College: Brigham Young University (BYU)
Religion: Mormonism
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Emily Bushman (m, 2006)
Kids/Children Name: 3 Sons
Profession: Writer
Net Worth: $8 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Brandon Sanderson is a popular American writer. He is most well-known for creating the Cosmere fictional universe, under which his Mistborn series and The Stormlight Archive novels are set. He is equally famous for finishing the mega-popular fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, and for creating Sanderson’s Laws of Magic.

Well, how well do you know about Brandon Sanderson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Brandon Sanderson’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Brandon Sanderson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Brandon Sanderson was born on the 19th of December 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S. The name of his parents isn’t out yet and the same goes for his siblings, although it is known that he has 3 siblings. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius and apart from that, there isn’t much information available about his personal life. However, it is known that he wasn’t always attracted to reading and writing. He only got into it once he read Barbara Hambly’s novel, Dragonsbane in his eighth grade.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Brandon Sanderson in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Brandon Sanderson’s age is 48 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 19 December 1975. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 183 lbs in Pound and 83 kg in Kilograms.


Brandon Sanderson received his education from Lincoln East High School, from where he graduated in 1994. He then attended Brigham Young University (BYU) as a biochemistry major but he took a two-year leave of absence from 1995 to 1997 to serve as a volunteer missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South Korea. Upon returning to BYU, he changed his major to English literature. He graduated from BYU with a B.A. in English in 2000 and later earned his M.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing in 2004 from the same university.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Brandon Sanderson married Emily Bushman in 2006 and they have been together ever since. Together, they have three sons. Emily works as a teacher as well as his business manager. Apart from that, there isn’t much information about his previous relationship(s), if any.

Is Brandon Sanderson Gay?

Brandon Sanderson is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He has been married to Emily Bushman since 2006 and has three sons with her as well. Apart from that, there isn’t any record of his previous relationship. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is a one-woman man and that he is straight.

Professional Career

While Brandon Sanderson had been writing since his college years, he only gained success in 2005 with the release of his first novel, “Elantris”. The aforementioned novel belongs to the fantasy space and it was a huge success. The novel landed him both the Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award and Best Epic Fantasy Novel Award. In 2006, he published the fantasy novel, “Mistborn: The Final Empire” which besides being a success led to the start of the Mistborn trilogy.

The other novels in this trilogy, “Mistborn: The Well of Ascension” and “Mistborn: The Hero of Ages” were released in 2007 and 2008 respectively.  While both of these books were a huge success and landed Brandon multiple nominations, it was the latter that landed him the Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Award and the Best Epic Fantasy Novel Award. In 2007, he also released the children’s novel, “Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians” which would lead to multiple novels in the Alcatraz series.

Another notable achievement of Brandon’s career is writing three books in the mega-popular Wheel of Time series. The first book he wrote in this series was the 2009 fantasy novel, “The Gathering Storm”, which topped the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

The next book he wrote in this series, “Towers of Midnight” (2010) which captured the number one position on the New York Times bestseller list just like its predecessor. The final book of the series, “A Memory of Light” was also written by him and was released in 2013. The following year, in 2014, he released the epic fantasy novel, “Words of Radiance” which won the David Gemmell Legend Award for best novel.

One of his most recent works is the epic fantasy novel, “Oathbringer” which was published in 2017. Apart from that, he is also credited for creating Sanderson’s Laws of Magic. Brandon teaches a creative writing course at the t Brigham Young University once each year and he also participates in the weekly podcast Writing Excuses.


  • Brandon Sanderson was the winner of the David Gemmell Legend Award in 2011 for “The Way of Kings”.
  • Brandon Sanderson was the winner of the Hugo Award in 2013 for “The Emperor’s Soul”.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Brandon Sanderson in 2024

Brandon Sanderson Net Worth
Brandon Sanderson Net Worth

As of 2024, Brandon Sanderson has garnered a net worth of $8 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his writing career. He has multiple prestigious awards and novel series to his name and his net worth is only going to grow with time.

Brandon Sanderson has been a great writer and his work shows that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope and keeps creating amazing novels like he always has.


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