Julie Powell net worth: Bestselling author of 'Julie & Julia' dies aged 49

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It is believed that Julie Powell was worth $5 million. To most people, American writer Julie Powell is best known for her blog, "The Julie/Julia Project," and the Nora Ephron film, "Julie & Julia," which was inspired in part on Powell's life. Almost all of her financial security was founded on her success as a writer.

Julie Powell was a well-known American writer, recognized for both her blog "The Julie/Julia Project" and the film "Julie & Julia," which was inspired in part by Powell's life and was directed by Nora Ephron.


Julie Powell's net worth can be determined by deducting her debts from her total assets. All of her assets, such as investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity she may have in a home, automobile, or other similar asset, are counted. Total liabilities incorporate all monetary indebtedness, including credit card and education loan balances.


The following is a breakdown of her wealth:

5 Million Dollar Net Worth

Regular Pay: $30,000 per Month

With a yearly income of $1,000,000

Authorship/Blogging - A Fortune Maker!


The Beginnings

Powell's birth date is April 20, 1973, in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts with a BA in theater and dance/fiction writing in 1995. She eventually settled in New York City after marrying Eric Powell, an editor at Archaeology magazine.

Powell began her widely read blog The Julie/Julia Project in 2002, when she was just 29 years old. After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, Powell was working a dissatisfying job at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. When Powell decided to create a blog, she did so with the intention of channeling her enthusiasm into a constructive activity. In his blog, Powell detailed his year-long endeavor to prepare every meal from Julia Child's classic textbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.


Powell regularly cited Child's path to a culinary career as inspiration for her own search for purpose. Despite the success of Powell's blog, Child did not approve, calling Powell's endeavor a "stunt" that added nothing to the world of food. For Powell, "I don't think she's a serious cook," Child remarked. Powell claims that she decided to pursue writing instead of cooking as a career because of her time spent blogging. Powell was given an honorary degree from the same Parisian culinary school where Child had studied, Le Cordon Bleu, despite Child's doubts about Powell's worth as a chef.


After being highlighted in a New York Times piece, Powell's blog gained a large following. Powell's writing and sudden fame led to an offer from publishing house Little, Brown and Company to pen a book about her time in Cuba. In 2005, the book Julie & Julia: A Year of Cooking Dangerously was published in hardcover under the title 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen.

After Ephron adapted Powell's story for the cinema, it became a popular phenomenon all throughout the country. The subsequent film, Julie & Julia, was likewise helmed by Nora Ephron. The screenplay was influenced by the works of Powell and by Child's autobiography, My Life in France. The film follows both Powell and Child along parallel storylines: Powell uses Child's book to establish her own writing voice, while Child moves to Paris in the 1950s to study at Le Cordon Bleu.


Powell had minimal input into the movie version of her work. Amy Adams played Powell and Meryl Streep played Child in the first release of Julie & Julia in August 2009. Streep was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress for her role. Julie & Julia's Powell has distanced herself from Adams' character, calling it "a rom-com version of my reality.

In her second book, Powell not only details the butchery she and her husband Eric engaged in, but also their extramarital affairs. These occurrences followed Powell's initial literary triumph. These passages of Cleaving received criticism for their tenor and visual quality. The author, who stresses the value of openness in a memoir and the good effects her extramarital affairs had on her marriage, has expressed surprise at the negative responses she has gotten.


Powell's third book, Good to the Grain, was published in 2010. It is a cookbook with a focus on whole grains. Powell has said that the book was inspired in part by her love of baking and in part by wanting to write a book her father would be proud of.


In 2012, Powell announced that she was working on a fourth book, to be titled The Butcher and the Vegetarian. The book will chronicle Powell's return to meat-eating after years of vegetarianism.


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