Helen Fielding is one of the wealthiest novelists and one of the most well-known novelists. Helen Fielding’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
Helen Fielding (born February 19, 1958) is an English author and screenwriter best known for creating the fictional character Bridget Jones and a series of novels and films based on her life as a thirty-something single woman in London attempting to make sense of life and love.
The Edge of Reason (1999) and Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) was published in 40 countries and sold over 15 million copies. The two films with the same title were hugely successful around the world. Bridget Jones’s Diary was selected as one of the 10 novels that best described the twentieth century in a poll held by The Guardian newspaper.
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy was released in the autumn of 2013 to record-breaking first-day sales of almost 46,000 copies in the United Kingdom.
 For six months, it was the number one bestseller on The Sunday Times’ bestselling list. Sarah Lyall hailed the novel “sharp and hilarious” and stated Fielding had “allowed her protagonist to grow up into someone funnier and more intriguing than she was before” in her review for The New York Times.
The third film, Bridget Jones’s Baby, was released in late 2016. Fielding’s sixth novel, Bridget Jones’ Baby: the Diaries, was published on October 11, 2016, based on Fielding’s original articles in The Independent newspaper, on which the movie — which shattered UK box office records — was based.
Fielding was voted the 29th most influential person in British culture in a BBC poll in 2004. Bridget Jones was named one of the seven women who have had the greatest influence on British female culture over the last seven decades by the BBC’s Woman’s Hour in December 2016.
Fielding was born and raised in Morley, West Yorkshire, a textile town on the outskirts of Leeds, England. Her father was the managing director of a textile plant that produced cloth for miners’ donkey-jackets, just next door to the family house. He died in 1982, and her mother, Nellie, lived until September 2021 in Yorkshire.
Fielding attended Wakefield Girls’ High School, one of the Wakefield Grammar School Foundation’s Grammar Schools. Jane, David, and Richard are her three siblings.
Fielding studied English at St Anne’s College, Oxford, and performed in the Oxford revue at the 1978 Edinburgh Festival, where he met a group of humorous performers and writers, including Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, with whom he forged a lasting friendship.
Fielding started as a regional researcher for the BBC’s news magazine Nationwide in 1979. She rose through the ranks to become a production manager for a variety of children’s and light entertainment shows. For the debut of Comic Relief in 1985, Fielding arranged a live satellite broadcast from a refugee camp in Eastern Sudan.
She also authored and produced films for Comic Relief‘s first two fundraising shows in Africa. She worked as a researcher for the Thames TV This Week broadcast “Where Hunger is a Weapon” in 1989, which focused on the Southern Sudan rebel struggle. Her debut novel, Cause Celeb, is based on these encounters.
She worked as a writer and columnist for a number of national publications between 1990 and 1999, including The Sunday Times, The Independent, and The Telegraph. Bridget Jones’s Diary, her best-known work, began as an unattributed piece in The Independent in 1995. The column’s popularity resulted in four novels and three film adaptations. For all three, Fielding was a member of the scriptwriting team.
Personal life and honours
Fielding splits her time between Los Angeles and London. Fielding began dating Kevin Curran, a writer/executive producer on The Simpsons, in 2000, and they had two children together: Dashiell, born in February 2004, and Romy, born in July 2006. Kevin Curran died on October 26, 2016, as a result of cancer complications.
Fielding was named one of twenty writers on The Sunday Times’ list of Britain’s 500 Most Influential in 2014, and he was also named one of the 1,000 Most Influential Londoners by the London Evening Standard.