Laura Hillenbrand Net Worth

Laura Hillenbrand Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Laura Hillenbrand net worth is
$10 Million

Laura Hillenbrand Wiki Biography

Laura Hillenbrand was born on 15 May 1967, in Fairfax, Virginia and is best known as an American author who writes books and magazine articles.

So just how rich is Laura Hillenbrand as of late 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Hillenbrand’s net worth is as high as $10 million, accumulated from her over a decade-long career as an author.

Laura Hillenbrand Net Worth $10 million

Although born in Fairfax, Laura grew up in Washington DC and attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. She began writing from an early age, and reportedly her writing caught the eye of her English teacher. She went on to enroll into Kenyon College in Ohio, however, her life changed when she developed a chronic fatigue illness. Having moved back home, her sickness became even worse. Having spoken to doctors at Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she got a clear idea on what she was dealing with.

Nevertheless, she continued writing and in 2001 published her book entitled ‘’ Seabiscuit: An American Legend’’. The book went on to become a best-seller and was positively reviewed by the critics. The book was based on her previously published essay, and was focused on a biography of a race horse of the same name, eventually being nominated for more than 20 awards and was eventually adapted into a movie in 2003; Laura won William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, and the movie received positive reviews as well, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Being a best-selling author, Hillenbrand received public acclaim and recognition – The Economist stated ‘’the research is meticulous, the writing elegant and concise, so that every page transports you back to the period’’.

Subsequently she wrote an article entitled ‘’ A Sudden Illness’’ published by ‘’The New Yorker’’ and received a National Magazine Award for the article. Laura published her second book entitled ‘’ Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption’’, focused on a biography of Louis Zamperini, a World War II hero and Olympic athlete. It ended up being adapted into a movie as well, and ‘’Unbroken’’ hit the theatres in 2014; produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, it grossed over $163 million at the box office. Having sold over 10 million copies of her two books combined, Hillenbrand received public praise and recognition. As of 2016, the number of books sold was at 13 million.

Laura went on to write essays for magazines such as ‘’Equus’’, ‘’The New Yorker’’ and ‘’American Heritage’’. As of 2017, she continues to write for magazines.

In her personal life, Laura has been married to Borden Flanagan since 2006. She has a strong love for horses which resulted in her interest in Seabiscuit and eventually in her writing a story about it.

Full NameLaura Hillenbrand
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthMay 15, 1967
Place Of BirthFairfax, Virginia, United States
ProfessionWriter, Actor, Author
EducationKenyon College, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
SpouseBorden Flanagan (m. 2006)
ParentsElizabeth Marie Dwyer, Bernard Francis Hillenbrand
SiblingsSusan Avallon
NicknamesХилленбранд, Лаура
AwardsThe US Glamour Award for Woman of the Year, Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Nonfiction
NominationsNational Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, Goodreads Choice Awards Best History & Biography
MoviesUnbroken, Seabiscuit
1Won the National Magazine Award in 2004.
2Has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post.
3Favorite songs: "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin, "Sing Sing Sing" by Benny Goodman, "Bad" by U2, "A Day in the Life" by The Beatles.
4Suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and vertigo. Her illnesses forced her to drop out of Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio).
5Won an Eclipse Award in 1998 for her American Heritage magazine article on Seabiscuit, entitled "Four Good Legs Between Us."


Unbroken2014/Ibiographical advisor
Seabiscuit2003technical consultant
American Experience2003TV Series documentary senior creative consultant - 1 episode




Remembrance2002Video short

Camera Department

American Experience2003TV Series documentary still photographer - 1 episode


American Experience2003TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHerself - Author, Unbroken
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Seabiscuit: Racing Through History2003Video documentary shortHerself
Seabiscuit: The Making of a Legend2003TV Short documentaryHerself
The Making of 'Seabiscuit'2003Video documentary shortHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2003TV Series documentaryHerself
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHerself
American Experience2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee

Won Awards

2004USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardSeabiscuit (2003)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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