Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England on May 10, 1933. British-American novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford has an estimated net worth of $230 million (£149m) as of 2015, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. The novelist quickly rose to fame after releasing her debut novel A Woman of Substance back in 1979. The book sold over 30 million copies sale globally and is one of the Top 10 bestselling novels of all time. It was also the first in Bradford’s The Emma Harte Saga which includes Hold the Dream, To Be the Best, Emma’s Secret, Unexpected Blessings, Just Rewards, and Breaking the Rules. Bradford’s other works of fiction include Act of Will, The Woman in His Life, Remember, Angel, Voice of the Heart, Everything to Gain, Dangerous to Know, Love in Another Town, Her Own Rules, A Secret Affair, Power of a Woman, A Sudden Change of Heart, Where You Belong, The Triumph of Katie Byrne, Three Weeks in Paris, Playing the Game, Letter From a Stranger, Secrets from the Past, Cavendon Hall, and The Cavendon Women. Besides, Bradford has also authored a series on interior design and children’s religious books. So far, she has written 30 novels and sold over 90 million copies worldwide. She has been married to Robert Bradford since 1963.