The most lucrative celebrity book deals
Keith Richards -
Keith Richards, famed guitarist for the Rolling Stones, co-wrote his autobiography, titled 'Life,' with the journalist James Fox.
Hillary Clinton -
In 2000, Hillary Clinton reportedly received an $8 million advance from Simon & Schuster for her 2003 memoir 'Living History.'
Tina Fey -
The comedian and actress inked a deal with Little, Brown and Company for $6 million for the rights to her autobiographical comedy book 'Bossypants.'
Bruce Springsteen -
In 2016, Simon & Schuster forked over $10 million for the Boss' autobiography 'Born to Run,' which is the largest ever handed out for a musician's memoir.
Lena Dunham -
In 2012, the 'Girls' actress reportedly inked a deal of $3.7 million with Random House for her 2014 memoir.
Pope John Paul II -
In 1994, Knopf shelled out $8.5 million to buy the Pope's memoir, 'Crossing the Threshold of Hope.'
Demi Moore -
Back in 2010, Demi Moore landed a $2 million deal with HarperCollins to write her autobiography 'Inside Out.'
Margaret Thatcher -
HarperCollins signed a two-book deal for $4.6 million with the former Prime Minister of the UK for her memoirs 'The Downing Street Years' and 'The Path to Power.'
Aziz Ansari -
Aziz Ansari reportedly received a $3.5 million advance from Penguin Press for the rights to 'Modern Romance: An Investigation.'
Russell Brand -
The British comedian inked a two-book deal with HarperCollins in 2008 for $3.5 million, acquiring his best-selling memoir 'My Booky Wook.'
Chelsea Handler -
In 2010, comedian Chelsea Handler received an estimated $2 million in a three-book deal from Hachette's Grand Central Publishing, Forbes reports.
Ken Follett -
In 2008, Penguin agreed to pay the famed British author a total of $50 million for his 'Century' trilogy, $16.5 million per book, consisting of 'Fall of Giants.'