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Cassandra Clare is an American author with a net worth of $8 Million. She rose to fame when her young adult fiction novel The Mortal Instruments became the bestselling series. It earned her massive popularity all across the world.

Cassandra is the author of the extremely popular young adult series of Shadowhunters books. She is a serial offender of bad behavior and has for a long time deserved her episode.

Cassandra began releasing the series of The Shadowhunter Chronicles’ books in 2007. She published her first The Mortal Instruments novel entitled City of Bones on March 27, 2007. She authored six young adult fantasy novels, becoming the most famous series.

What is Cassandra Clare’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$8 Million
BornJuly 27, 1973
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$500,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Judith Lewis was born on July 27th, 1973, in Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran, to American parents. She is Jewish but has told her family as not spiritual. Her father Richard Rumelt was an author and business school professor.

While growing up she continued visiting different countries including Switzerland, England, and France until she returned to LA for her studies. During high school, she spent her time between Los Angeles and New York City.

Upon her graduation, Cassandra started getting gigs from popular publishing companies. Before launching her career, she worked for magazines like The Hollywood Reporter, and tabloids.


Judith adopted the moniker of Cassandra Claire and began writing fan fiction including Harry Potter-based The Draco Trilogy, and The Lord of the Rings-based novel The Very Secret Diaries. Both of these projects became popular but were removed from the internet by Cassandra.

Her first book City of Bones came out in March 2007 by Simon & Schuster. This was the first Shadowhunter book, the first series being The Mortal Instruments. Her first fan fiction became very popular and led her to publish her second project City of Ashes a year later.

In 2009 she authored City of Glass which completed the first trilogy. From that point forward, Cassandra began writing her second trilogy which contains three more books including City of Fallen Angels (2011), City of Lost Souls (2012), & City of Heavenly Fire (2014).

Cassandra Clare Net Worth and Income
Cassandra Clare Net Worth and Income


Cassandra earned massive success with her Mortal Instruments companion novels including 2013 The Shadowhunter’s Codex, 2014 The Bane Chronicles, Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy, and A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld in 2016.

Later, She came up with the idea of publishing The Infernal Devices, a series that contains 2010s Clockwork Angel and 2011s Clockwork Princess. Further, Cassandra authored The Dark Artifices series which featured 2016s Lady Midnight, 2017’s Lord of Shadows, as well as The Queen of Air and Darkness. 

Other Ventures

Aside from writing books as a solo, she often co-authors books. She teamed up with American writer Holly Black to publish the five-book series The Magisterium Series which includes 2014s The Iron Trial, 2015s The Copper Gauntlet, 2016s The Bronze Key, 2017s The Silver Mask, and 2018s The Golden Tower. 

Her fiction series The Mortal Instruments was made into the movie called The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013). Later in 2016 the series caught the attention of the Freeform network and was adapted into a television show known as Shadowhunters.

Personal Life

Cassandra Clare has a net worth of $8 Million and is living a luxurious lifestyle in a mansion located in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has been married to her boyfriend Joshua Lewis since 2013. The two are residing in Amherst with their 3 cats.

Career Highlights

  • The Mortal Instruments (young adult fiction series)
  • 2010 Georgia Peach Book Award, Teen Readers _ Won
  • 2007 Finalist for the Locus Award, Best First Novel _ Won
  • 2008 American Library Association Teens Top 10 Award _  Won
  • 2010 Georgia Peach Book Award, Teen Readers _ Won
  • 2011 Best Goodreads Author _ Won
  • 2014 Goodreads Choice Award, Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction _ Won

Cassandra Clare Net Worth

Cassandra Clare is one of the most successful writers in the United States. She came to the spotlight after when she began publishing the series of The Mortal Instruments. That project became commercially successful and earned her millions of dollars. As of 2023, Cassandra Clare’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million.

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