Lee Child
Lee Child
Real Name/Full Name James Dover Grant
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Lee Child
Birth Place: Coventry, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 29 October 1954
Age/How Old: 69 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 89 Kg
In Pounds – 196.211 lbs
Eye Color: Winter-blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father –John Reginald Grant
Mother –Audrey
Siblings: Andrew Grant
School: Orchard Primary School, King Edward’s School, Birmingham
College: University of Sheffield
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jane Grant (m. 1975)
Kids/Children Name: Ruth
Profession: Author, Screenwriter, Novelist
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: May 2024

James Dover Grant CBE is an English author who writes mystery novels, mostly under his pen name Lee Child, and is renowned for his novels, Jack Reacher. The books follow the exploits of Jack Reacher, a retired military police officer in America. The Anthony Award and the Barry Award for First Novel were won by his first novel, Killing Floor.

Well, how well do you know about Lee Child? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Lee Child’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 Lee Child to date.

Biography and Early Life

Lee took birth in Coventry. His Irish dad was a government servant who was raised in Belfast. He’s the second of three siblings; Andrew Grant, his younger sibling, is also a novelist and writes thriller novels. His father, John Reginald Grant, and mother, Audrey, raised him. Grant’s family moved to Birmingham, Handsworth Wood, when he was four, to give the boys proper schooling.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Lee Child in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Lee Child’s age is 69 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 29 October 1954. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 196.211 lbs in Pound and 89 kg in Kilograms.


Until 11 years, Grant was enrolled at the Cherry Orchard Primary School in Handsworth Wood. He studied at Birmingham’s King Edward’s School.

At the age of twenty in 1974, Grant went to Sheffield University to study law but was not prepared to join the legal profession, although he started working behind the scenes in a theatre during his college days. He appeared on commercial television after graduation. In 1977, he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Sheffield University, and in 2009, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1975, Grant wed Jane, the love of his life. They have been living in the state of New York since 1998. They raise their daughter, Ruth, together.

Is Lee Child Gay?

Lee’s happy marriage is proof enough that he is straight, and he is not gay from sexual orientation part. We can also tell from the instances of his personal life that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Granada Television was Lee’s eighteen-year employer, where he served as head of presentations. He acquired enormous expertise in the field of active demonstrations. Grant has written thousands of trailers, news reports, and advertisements throughout his time on the channel and has been involved in much more than 40,000 hours of Granada Media content. Unfortunately or luckily, in 1995, organizational consolidation ended Grant’s work on the channel. He purchased pencils and paper worth six dollars and sat down trying to write a novel, his pure amusement.

In 1997, Killing Floor, the first novel by Lee Child, was released. It’s been an instant hit with the first book in the Reacher franchise. In 2007, in partnership with 14 other researchers, Lee wrote The Chopin Manuscript. Audible.com distributed the 17-part serial thriller regularly. He has sponsored 52 Jack Reacher Scholarships for minors, taking up a visiting lectureship at the University of Sheffield, the UK, in 2008. Grant became President of America’s Mystery Writers in 2009.


Lee was honored for the popularity of his books with a number of prizes. These prizes, among several others, are the Barry, Dilys, and Macavity Awards, Dilys and Ian Flemming Steel Dagger Awards, WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award, and the Bob Kellogg good citizenship award for their outstanding contributions.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Lee Child in 2024

Lee Child Net Worth
Lee Child Net Worth

Lee has earned a net worth of $60 million across his jobs as of the year 2024. Though he worked in the television for a few years, the sales of his books make up much of his income. He is a successful author whose books were made into films, such as Jack Reacher, which was a blockbuster hit.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Grant contributed 10,000 £ to the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team in Wales for a new truck.
  • He is an official sponsor of ThrillerFest and an original participant.
  • An Aston Villa Football Club fan, he’s known for using in his books the names of players from Aston Villa.

Lee Child began his career as a television figure and later became a novelist. With its tough-as-nails series star Jack Reacher, he built an unforgettable hero in action thriller literature. His choice of occupation did not deceive him since he wrote many books and is one of the best novelists ever.


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