Salman Rushdie, a British-American novelist of Indian origin, was stabbed several times on Friday August 12, just before his speech at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Rushdie was airlifted to a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, according to multiple accounts.
Rushdie suffered numerous injuries during the event, including stab wounds to his neck and abdomen. His liver and one of his eyes, where he could lose his sight, were among the other affected organs. On August 13, Reuters was told by the author’s agent Andrew Wylie that:
Salman’s arm nerves have been severed, his liver has been punctured and he may lose one of his eyes.
Rushdie, who is 75, was unable to speak on Friday and was using a ventilator. However, the health of the famous author seems to have improved since then. Rushdie was later described as “off-fan and talking (and joking)” by British author Aatish Taseer in a tweet.
As the author heals, Salman Rushdie’s literary career and financial worth are discussed
Salman Rushdie’s net worth is estimated between $10-15 million based on information collected from several online portals. The publication of his controversial book, The Satanic Verses, is the most significant turning point in his life and the source of the majority of his wealth. Sales of the book were average in the days following its release in 1988.
The Satanic Verses, however, sparked a major scandal in Pakistan in February 1989 over the depiction of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Following this, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the late and former President of Iran, issued a fatwa (Islamic legal decree) condemning Salman Rushdie and the publishers of the book. Rushdie spent about ten years in hiding following the Fatwa claim for their murders.
Sales of the book soared due to intense religious opposition and ensuing debate. The Rushdie Affair: The Novel, the Ayatollah, and the West by Daniel Pipes, published in 1990, claims Salman Rushdie earned nearly $2 million from book sales in its first year. Rushdie is said to have bought a property on Bishop Avenue in Hampstead in 2012, according to an article by Geoffrey Levi of the Daily Mail.
Salman Rushdie is one of the most famous writers of this century, having published 12 novels, a large number of articles and children’s books. Rushdie revealed his spending habits in a 2020 interview with IOL’s Chris Taylor, and he also made some suggestions about how he acquired such a huge fortune. The Golden PEN Award winner admitted that he started his profession with little money. He stated:
“I was often penniless. You could work two or three days a week as a part-time employee in an advertising agency at the time in the UK. It took me five years to create “Midnight’s Children”, and I was supporting myself by working at Ogilvy & Mather.
The Shalimar the Clown author went on to say:
“I’ve always been very frugal with money. For example, I bought a regular Citroen rather than sports cars. I never wanted a Lamborghini, even though I had the money. I don’t have and never have had ostentatious taste.
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Sales of Salman Rushdie books are skyrocketing on Amazon right now. I recently added three more of his novels that I didn’t already own.
@khamenei ir you can kill a man, but you can never kill an idea.
Salman Rushdie’s net worth appears to be on the rise despite the unfortunate tragedy that recently required his hospitalization. Sales of Satanic Verses skyrocketed following the stabbing news, according to Indy100. Over the past 48 hours, a number of Rushdie’s works have re-entered the bestseller lists on sites like Amazon.