He became popular because of his remarkable and strong portrayal of an American Psychologist Alex Cross. Hence, his heart belongs to authoring of various thrilling novels. In fact, he received not just nominations for his acting craft, but also awards such as Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and the Edgar Award for Best Mystery. His net worth as of May 2012 has reached to $3.2 billion, but his annual pay for 2012 is $94 million. For 2011 he earned 84 million which is $10 increased compared last year. His lowest earnings recorded were $28 million in 2006. He is a known chairman of J. Walter Thompson after leaving his position as an advertising executive.