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Terry McMillan net worth:
$40 Million

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Terry McMillan is an American writer having an estimated net worth of $40 million. She grew up in a middle class area. Her dad proved to be a blue-collar worker, who suffered from tuberculosis. Her father was confined into a sanatorium during the majority of McMillan’s youth. Her father also drank heavily, and would have national disputes along with her mom. McMillan’s parents divorced when her mother was thirteen. Her mom worked as a domestic worker to support the family.

Terry McMillan Net Worth $40 Million Dollars

When McMillan was sixteen her mother got work in the library to assist her mother make ends meet. While working in the library, her mother fell in love with literature and imagination. Her mother was astonished to discover the African Americans were printing novels after reading one of James Baldwin’s works.

In age seventeen, McMillan moved to Los Angeles where her mother was employed as a secretary and studied African American literature at Los Angeles City College. Her mother started composing poetry right now. Her mother subsequently moved to northern California to study journalism in the University of California at Berkley. McMillan took an interest in her mother’s writing and encouraged the young writer to carry on. In 1976 McMillan released her mother’s first short story entitled, “The End” in the Yard bird Reader. The high school released How Stella Got Her Groove Back in 1996. How Stella Got Her Groove Backwas about a middle aged girl who vacationed to Jamaica and ended up falling in love using a Jamaican guy over twenty years her junior. The film rights were sold instantly for a six million dollar loan. The novel had an authentic impression of 800,000 copies, which is unheard of for an African American novelist.

She also started writing more widely. In 1987 she released her first novel, Mama. Mama investigated the trial and tribulations of a household dwelling in a big city. In 1989 she released her second novel, Disappearing Acts. This novel chronicled the love escapades among a high school music teacher as well as a high school dropout. As well as the critical success arrived Hollywood success. As a result of the popularity of the high school music novel, Waiting to Exhale was adapted to film in 1995, and became a box office success. Sadly for McMillan, the romance novel in her novel did not continue in real life. In 2004, her husband (the one How Stella Got Her Groove back relies on) declared he was gay. She filed for divorce in 2005. Terry McMillan sold the two’s 7,000 sq./ft. house in Danville, California for $1,858,500 in July 2012. The two now lives in a town right beyond San Francisco.

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short2014TV Movie novel
Disappearing Acts2000TV Movie novel
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998novel / screenplay
Waiting to Exhale1995novel / screenplay



Disappearing Acts2000TV Movie executive producer
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998executive producer
Waiting to Exhale1995executive producer



Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself
Face the Nation2013TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2005-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2010TV SeriesHerself
Real Life Divas2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Essence Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
La mirada crítica2002TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself

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Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Screenplay, Adapted or OriginalDisappearing Acts (2000)· Lisa Jones
1999Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ScreenplayHow Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

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1Suing her ex-husband, Jonathan Plummer, and his attorney, Dolores S. Sargent, for $40 million, alleging that he tried to smear her reputation during their divorce.
2Biography and bibliography in "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pp. 300-305. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
3Has a son named Solomon.

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