Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1969. American novelist Brad Thor has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He has gained fame from his thrillers and got his big break when he released The Last Patriot, which was nominated for Best Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association. Thor prepared for his career taking creative writing classes at the University of Southern California. In 2002 he authored his debut novel The Lions of Lucerne. Since then, he has gone on to write many other novels including Path of the Assassin, Act of War, Blowback, The First Commandment, The Last Patriot, The Apostle, Takedown, Foreign Influence, Full Black, Black List, Hidden Order, Code of Conduct, State of the Union, and The Athena Project. Meanwhile, his novel Blowback was listed as one of the 100 Best Ever Killer Thrillers by votes organized by National Public Radio listeners. Besides, Thor also served as creator, producer, writer, and host of the television series Traveling Lite.