J.R.R. Tolkien
Net Worth 2024, Height, Wiki, Age, Bio

J.R.R. Tolkien Net Worth 2024, Height, Wiki, Age

 Net worth: $500,000,000


Height: 174 cm / 5 ft 9 in tall


: 03 January 1892


: Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa


: Capricorn


: 02 September 1973


: 81 years

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and academic
  • He was the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
  • Please find more facts about Tolkien below
Real name:John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien Height

How tall was J.R.R. Tolkien?174 cm / 5 ft 9 in
Born:03 January 1892 Comment
When did J.R.R. Tolkien die? / Died02 September 1973
How many years did J.R.R. Tolkien live? / Lived81 years
Where was J.R.R. Tolkien born?Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa
Where did J.R.R. Tolkien die? / Deathplace Bournemouth, England, U.K.
Zodiac sign:Capricorn

J.R.R. Tolkien Net worth 2024 (estimated)

How much is J.R.R. Tolkien worth?$500,000,000
Hair color:Gray
Eyes color:Hazel

Who was J.R.R. Tolkien? / Facts   

  • Family and early years - Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State (now Free State Province in South Africa) to Arthur Reuel Tolkien, an English bank manager, and his wife Mabel, née Suffield.
    The couple had left England when Arthur was promoted to head the Bloemfontein office of the British bank for which he worked.
    Tolkien had one sibling, his younger brother, Hilary Arthur Reuel Tolkien.
    When he was 3, he went to England with his mother and brother on what was intended to be a lengthy family visit.
    His father died in South Africa of rheumatic fever before he could join them.
    This left the family without an income, so the Tolkiens remained in Birmingham.
    Mabel Tolkien taught her two children at home.
    Tolkien could read by the age of four and could write fluently soon afterwards.
    His mother allowed him to read many books.
    In 1904, when J. R. R. Tolkien was 12, his mother died of acute diabetes at 34 years of age at Fern Cottage in Rednal, which she was renting.
  • Education - Before her death, Mabel Tolkien had assigned the guardianship of her sons to her close friend, Fr. Francis Xavier Morgan of the Birmingham Oratory, who was assigned to bring them up as good Catholics.
    After his mother's death, Tolkien grew up in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham and attended King Edward's School, Birmingham, and later St. Philip's School.
    In October 1911, Tolkien began studying at Exeter College, Oxford.
    He initially studied classics but changed his course in 1913 to English language and literature, graduating in 1915 with first-class honours.
  • Constructed language - While in his early teens, Tolkien had his first encounter with a constructed language, Animalic, an invention of his cousins, Mary and Marjorie Incledon.
    At that time, he was studying Latin and Anglo-Saxon.
    Their interest in Animalic soon died away, but Mary and others, including Tolkien himself, invented a new and more complex language called Nevbosh.
    The next constructed language he came to work with, Naffarin, would be his own creation.
    Tolkien learned Esperanto some time before 1909.
  • Second World War - In the run-up to the Second World War, Tolkien was earmarked as a codebreaker.
  • Professorship - He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, from 1945 to 1959.

  • Inklings - He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis - they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings.

  • Major writings - After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion.
    These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda and Middle-earth within it.
    Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the term legendarium to the larger part of these writings.
    While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre.
    This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature - or, more precisely, of high fantasy.

  • Accolades - In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
    Forbes ranked him the fifth top-earning "dead celebrity" in 2009.

  • Honors - Tolkien was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1972 New Year Honours and received the insignia of the Order at Buckingham Palace on 28 March 1972.
    In the same year Oxford University conferred upon him an honorary Doctorate of Letters.

  • Trivia - As a child, Tolkien was bitten by a large baboon spider in the garden, an event some think later echoed in his stories, although he admitted no actual memory of the event and no special hatred of spiders as an adult.
    In another incident, a young family servant, who thought Tolkien a beautiful child, took the baby to his kraal to show him off, returning him the next morning.

  • Personal life - At the age of 16, Tolkien met Edith Mary Bratt, who was three years his senior.
    His guardian, Father Morgan, considered it unfortunate" that his surrogate son was romantically involved with an older, Protestant woman.
    He prohibited him from meeting, talking to, or even corresponding with her until he was 21.
    On the evening of his 21st birthday, Tolkien wrote to Edith, declaring that he had never ceased to love her.
    Edith Bratt and Ronald Tolkien were formally engaged at Birmingham in January 1913, and married at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick, on 22 March 1916.
    In his 1941 letter to Michael, Tolkien expressed admiration for his wife's willingness to marry a man with no job, little money, and no prospects except the likelihood of being killed in the Great War.

  • Offsprings - The Tolkiens had four children: John Francis Reuel Tolkien, Michael Hilary Reuel Tolkien, Christopher John Reuel Tolkien and Priscilla Mary Anne Reuel Tolkien.

  • Retirement - During his life in retirement, from 1959 up to his death in 1973, Tolkien received steadily increasing public attention and literary fame.
    In 1961, his friend C. S. Lewis even nominated him for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    Fan attention became so intense that Tolkien had to take his phone number out of the public directory, and eventually he and his wife Edith moved to Bournemouth, which was then a seaside resort patronized by the British upper middle class.

  • Death -Tolkien's wife Edith died in 1971, at the age of 82, two years prior to Tolkien's death in 1973.

  • Net worth - Tolkien's will was proven on 20 December 1973, with his estate valued at £190,577 (equivalent to ~$3,000,000 in 2020).
    Forbes has the Tolkien estate valued currently at $500 million dollars.

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  • King Edward's School, Birmingham
  • St. Philip's School
  • Exeter College, Oxford


Not all those who wander are lost.
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.
I am in fact a hobbit in all but size. I like gardens, trees, and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food...and even dare to wear in these dull days, ornamental waistcoats...
I do not love the bright sword for it's sharpness, nor the arrow for it's swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.
The wise speak only of what they know.
A single dream is worth more than a thousand realities.
There is one criticism of the Lord of the Rings I keep hearing, that I agree with, that it is too short.
He, who breaks a thing to find out what it is, has left the path of wisdom.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.
A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.
Little by little, one travels far.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
The deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.

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