In the past year, author E.L. James has made more than $4 million, and that’s before any profits from her latest literary response to Wingdings, Grey, or the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. That’s chump change to James, though, as she’s rumored to be worth $80 million. Stifled smut sells well, and James is rolling in a money vault built from officially licensed handcuffs.
She took some time off today from bathing in doubloons to travel to Twitter headquarters for an #AskELJames promotion. It did not go well. For her, at least. For us? It was great.