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With an annual income of 25.5 million yuan (US$4.19 million) in copyright royalties, fantasy novelist Jiang Nan topped the 2013 China’s 60 Richest Writers List released by Huaxi Metropolitan Daily on Dec. 5.

China’s first Nobel Literature Prize laureate Mo Yan is behind Jiang Nan, and children book writer Zheng Yuanjie, who was number one last year, ranked the third.

The 60 writers on the list have earned a total of 34 million yuan (US$5.6 million) last year. Wu Huaiyao, founder of "China Richest Writer" list said: "According to the book's price and selling records, the 60 writers had made 3 billion yuan a year; their works have created lots of job opportunities."

The following is the 10 richest Chinese writers on the list:



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Chai Jing (File Photo)
Name: Chai Jing

Ranking: 10

Royalty income: 11.5 million yuan

Bestseller: "Insight" 《看见》

Age: 37

Chai Jing (DOB: Jan. 1, 1976) is a Chinese journalist, host and writer. She hosted a radio program when she was 19, and hosted TV program after she specialized in television communication. In 2001, she became a host and reporter with China's Central Television, and then worked as an investigative journalist during the SARS epidemic. She published two books "Use My Lifetime To Forget" in 2001 and "Insight" in 2013.


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Name: Han Han

Ranking: 9

Royalty income: 12 million yuan

Bestseller: "My Understanding of the Life" 《我所理解的生活》

Age: 31

Han Han (DOB: Sept. 23, 1982) is a noted post 1980 writer and professional rally driver. After he quit high school, he published his first novel "Triple Door" in 1999, which became a bestseller in that year. Time magazine ranked him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. His representative works include "I Want to Talk With the World", "Like Speeding Youth", "A Fortress” and "His Kingdom".


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Name: Guo Jingming

Ranking: 8

Royalty income: 13 million yuan

Bestseller: "Tiny Times" 《小时代》

Age: 30

Guo Jingming (DOB: June 6, 1983) is one of the famous post-1980s Chinese writers in young-adult literature, and is also an icon of teenagers. He published the first novel "On the Edge of Love and Hurt" in 2002, and he achieved overnight success in 2003 after his novel 'City of Fantasy". His novel series of "Tiny Times" became the best-selling books in 2008.


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Name: Shen Shixi

Ranking: 7

Royalty income: 13.5 million yuan

Bestseller: "The Dream of Wolf King" 《狼王梦》

Age: 61

Shen Shixi (DOB:October 1952 ) is the famous writer of children literature. He is good at writing stories about animals, so he is dubbed "China's King of Animal Stories". His representative works include the Seventh Hound, Willing to Be Cheated Again by Fox, the Dream of Wolf King, The Lasting Fighting Elephant, Gorals Crossing the Valley, and Jackal and Wolf.


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Name: Amy Cheung Siu Han

Ranking: 6

Royalty income: 14 million yuan

Bestseller: "Thank for Leaving Me" 《谢谢你离开我》

Age: 46

Amy Cheung Siu Han, also known as Zhang Xiaoxian. (DOB: NOV 3, 2013), is a famous Chinese romantic novelist. She worked for TV station as dramatist and administration officer. In 1994, her first novel "The Woman on the Bread Tree" made a hit. In 1995, she turned herself as a full-time writer.


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Name: Yang Hongying

Ranking: 5

Royalty income: 17.5 million yuan

Bestseller: "Diaries of the Smiling Cat" 《笑猫日记》

Age: 51

Yang Hongyhing (DOB: May 12, 1962) is a popular Chinese writer of children's literature. She was a primary school teacher. After her first work captured students' heart, she decided to start writing fairy tales. Yang's famous book series include "Girls' Diary", "Boys' Diary", "Pretty Teacher and Naughty Boys". She topped the "2010 China Richest Writer List" with 25 million yuan in copyright royalty.


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