|Real Name/Full Name||Richard Russell Riordan Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Rick Riordan|
|Birth Place:||San Antonio, Texas|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||5 June 1964|
|Age/How Old:||59 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187 lbs
|Hair Color:||Salt and pepper|
|Parents Name:||Father – Rick Riordan Sr.
Mother – Lyn Belisle
|School:||Alamo Heights High School|
|College:||North Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Becky Riordan|
|Kids/Children Name:||Haley and Patrick|
|Net Worth:||$40 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
There is so much wealth hidden in books and many people find it interesting to share their wisdom and experience in life through writing. Although not many are able to publish their books, some have paid the price of becoming real writers one of them being Rick Riordan.
Unlike other celebrities who mix their different careers just to see which one works better, for Rick, he knew he wanted to be an author. For this reason, all his time and energy is focused on being the best author in the world. Although he has done many books, his most famous work is Percy Johnson and The Olympians series.
Well, how well do you know about Rick Riordan? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rick Riordan’s net worth in 2023, 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 Rick Riordan to date.
Biography and Early Life
On 5th June 1964, a baby boy was born and he was named Richard Russell Riordan Jr. by his parents Lyn Belisle and Rick Riordan Sr. Rick was born and brought up in Antonio, Texas. There is however no information of whether he had siblings or not.
Although his nationality is American by birth, there is no information about his ethnicity. Rick loved music and playing instruments from a very young age and he started playing guitar when he was still in school. His aim was to become a professional guitarist and never thought of being an author.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Rick Riordan in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rick Riordan’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2023 having been born on 5 June 1964. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85kg in Kilograms.
Rick Riordan is a learned man and although he might not have been a book warmer, he loved being in school. He attended Alamo heights high school and after graduating, he decided to North Texas State University in the music program trying to fulfill his dream of becoming a guitarist.
He later changed his mind and joined the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in English and History. His teaching certification in the two subjects was presented to him at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He then joined Presidio High School which is located in San Francisco but this time he was a teacher of social studies and English. He taught there for 8 good years.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
This man is very focused, and he is not only serious with his career but also with his personal life. Being married to the same person for more than 30 years and still going strong is not a joke. On the 5th of June in 1985, when Rick and Becky were celebrating their birthday, they decided to celebrate their wedding as well.
Today, they not only share a birthday but also their anniversary. Their union has been blessed with two sons whom they named Haley and Patrick. His son Haley was his inspiration in the writing of the Percy Jackson series and he made it a bedtime story. The family lives in Boston where his son started college.
Is Rick Riordan Gay?
We may not have information of Rick’s past relationships but his marriage to his wife for more than 30 years is enough to prove that he is not gay.
His career started off as a teacher a job which he took for 8 good years. This is when he felt it was time for him to take a different path which led to him venturing into the world of writing. His writing career kicked off on a mystery series. The mysteries series focused more on Jackson Navarre who was a private investigator.
His first book was titled Big Red Tequila, and it was published in 1997. Rebel Island which was similarly the seventh and final installment was published in 2007. One day, his son requested him to narrate to him a bedtime story about Greek gods. This inspired him to write books for young adults. After making up different ideas, he came up with his famous series Percy Jackson & The Olympians.
Rick is not only famous, but he has also been able to bag many awards and nominations since he ventured into the world of writing. Some of the awards he has received include Shamus Award in the category of Best First P.I Novel for his work in Big Red Tequila. He also received Edgar Award in the category of Best Paperback Original just to mention a few.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rick Riordan in 2023
His hard work and enthusiasm has been rewarding in not only earning him a name among the famous authors in the world but also in putting food on his table. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at $40 million. He has earned all this wealth from his career as an author.
Rick has been able to write many other books some of which include a five-book series titled: The Mark of Athena, The Son Of Neptune, The Blood of Olympus, The Lost Hero and The House of Hades.