Richard Russell Riordan Junior is a best-selling American author best known for his work on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Riordan’s books have been translated into 42 languages and have sold over 30 million copies in the United States.
The first two books in his Percy Jackson series were adapted into films by 20th Century Fox, and a Disney+ adaptation is in the works. His works have spawned a variety of related media, including graphic novels and short story collections.
Rick Riordan’s Net Worth
Rick Riordan is an American author with a net worth of $35 million.
Richard Russell Riordan, Jr. was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas, and is best known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.
As a University of Texas graduate, he had the opportunity to teach English and Social Studies at Presidio High School in San Francisco for eight years.
Percy Jackson: Rick Riordan Reveals That the Greek Gods Are on Set
“Halfway done” describes many aspects of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The serialized adaptation of Rick Riordan’s best-selling novels has already been filmed “about up to chapter sixteen” of the 22-chapter The Lightning Thief.
“Halfway” also applies to the show’s title, as the titular character Percy Jackson has been cast, but the vast majority of the Olympians remain unknown.
However, fans may be meeting the gods sooner rather than later. Riordan teased on his website that “some of the gods” have begun to show up on set.
“We’ve also started to get visits from some of the gods on set,” Riordan wrote. “Again, I can’t give you any hints, but if you’ve read The Lightning Thief, you can probably guess which gods I’m referring to.”
Ares is most likely one of the gods teasing Riordan here. The god of war himself makes his first appearance in The Lightning Thief in Chapter 15, appropriately titled “A God Buys Us Cheeseburgers.” Ares then sends Percy, Annabeth, and Grover on a side quest to retrieve his shield.