Top 20 Essayist celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Essayist celebrities [Updated August 11, 2022].

1. Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz net worth 2020
Fran Lebowitz was born on October 27, 1950 in Morristown, United States.
She played the role of Judge Janice Goldberg on the popular television drama, Law & Order.

Net Worth 2020: $4 Million

2. Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill net worth 2020
Mary Gaitskill was born on November 11, 1954 in Lexington, United States.

An American author of fiction and essays, she is particularly known for her 2005 novel, Veronica, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her short stories also served as the inspiration for the 2002 film, Secretary, which stars actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

She received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a PEN/Faulkner Award nomination.

3. Kirsten King

Kirsten King net worth 2020
Kirsten King was born on March 22, 1992 in Atlanta, United States.
She was listed as one of Go Magazine's 100 Queer Women in 2017. She is also known for hosting the podcast Queer as Fiction for GirlShipTV. 

4. Adora Svitak

Adora Svitak net worth 2020
Adora Svitak was born on October 15, 1997 in United States.
She appeared in the 2009 British Channel 4 documentary The World's Cleverest Child and Me. The following year, she spoke on the need for "childish ideas" to permeate the adult world at that year's TED Conference.

5. Damon Runyon

Damon Runyon net worth 2020
Damon Runyon was born on October 4, 1880 in United States.
His short stories inspired several films and musicals, including Little Miss Marker.

6. Kelly Miller

Kelly Miller net worth 2020
Kelly Miller was born on July 23, 1863 in United States.
For over a decade, he served as Dean of Howard University and was responsible for the creation of the institution's Negro-Americana Museum and Library.

7. John Burroughs

John Burroughs net worth 2020
John Burroughs was born on April 3, 1837 in United States.
His childhood love of fly fishing led him to write several articles on the subject.

8. Arlo Bates

Arlo Bates net worth 2020
Arlo Bates was born on December 16, 1850 in United States.
He became a 1900 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

9. Jon Favreau

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Jon Favreau was born on June 2, 1981 in Wincester, United States.

Writer known for being the Director of Speechwriting for president Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013. Jon Favreau starting serving as Obama's chief speechwriter during his first presidential campaign.

Time has named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and GQ named him one of the 50 Most Powerful in DC.

10. Eve Peyser

Eve Peyser was born on October 1, 1993 in New York City, United States.
She began working as a political writer at Vice in 2017.

11. Leonard Michaels

Leonard Michaels was born on January 2, 1933 in United States.
His autobiographical novel, Sylvia, was inspired by the suicide of his first wife, Sylvia Bloch.

12. Gretel Ehrlich

Gretel Ehrlich was born on January 21, 1946 in Santa Barbara, United States.
Her literary works are notable for their personal presentation of facts about the physical world.

13. Wayne Karlin

Wayne Karlin was born on June 13, 1945 in United States.
After graduating from Jerusalem's American College and from Vermont's Goddard College, he taught for many decades at the College of Southern Maryland.

14. Larry Neal

Larry Neal was born on September 5, 1937 in Atlanta, United States.
His essays appeared in publications such as Liberator and Black World. He also published poetry and plays.

15. Clayton Eshleman

Clayton Eshleman was born on June 1, 1935 in United States.
He was named Professor Emeritus at Eastern Michigan University.

16. Frank Moore Colby

Frank Moore Colby was born on February 10, 1865 in United States.
He worked as an editor for the International Year Book.

17. Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen was born on December 8, 1947 in United States.

An American fiction writer and essayist, he is best known for such Western-themed novels as Desperadoes and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. The latter work was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.

He taught literature and creative writing at Santa Clara University.