Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon
Celebrated Name: Diana Gabaldon
Real Name/Full Name: Diana Gabaldon
Gender: Female
Age: 72 years old
Birth Date: January 11, 1952
Birth Place: Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 5 ft 3 inches
Weight: 50 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Doug Watkins
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Sam Sykes (son)

Two daughters

Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Diana Gabaldon Lesbian?: No
Profession: Novelist, Professor
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $110 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Diana Gabaldon is a Mexican-American writer who is well-known for her critically acclaimed Outlander book series. A television adaption of the series of this book has also been premiered in 2014 on Starz. Her books feature various elements of romance, historical fiction, science fiction, mystery, and fantasy. Diana is also admired for her fantastic work in the books and multiple assortments of short fiction. She, along with Nora Roberts, are Quill Award winners.

Maybe you know about Diana Gabaldon very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Diana Gabaldon’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Diana was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, US. She is the daughter of Tony Gabaldon (father), and Jacqueline Sykes (mother). Her father had served at the post of Arizona state senator for sixteen years. Later, he became a supervisor of Coconino County. Where her father belonged to Mexican descent, her mother was of American ancestry.

Diana was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. Between 1970 to 1973, she did her bachelor’s degree in science(zoology) from Northern Arizona University. From 1973 to 1975, she completed her post-graduation degree in marine biology from California University. From 1975 to 1978, she completed her Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in behavioral ecology.

Personal Life

Diana is married to Doug Watkins. She has three adult children that include one son and two daughters. Her son also works as a fantasy writer. Presently, she lives with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on January 11 1952, Diana Gabaldon is 72 years old as of today’s date 13th June 2024. Her height is 5 ft 3 inches tall, and her weight is 50 kg.


Diana started her career when she was appointed as the publishing supervisor of Science Software Quarterly in the year 1984. At that time, she was working at the Environmental Studies Center, Arizona State University. In the mid-1980s, she also wrote technical articles and software reviews for software publications, and famous Disney comics, and science articles. After working as a professor in the field of scientific computation at Arizona State University for twelve years, she decided to write full-time.

In 1988, Diana planned to write a novel “practice, just to learn how.” She was writing for herself and had no plans to make money out of it. She was interested in writing a historical novel but had no background and experience.

A seventeen-year-old man named Jamie McCrimmon inspired her to write her primary male character, “James Fraser” in the novel. To explain the modern attitude and behavior of the female character in the novel, she made use of time travel.

As she was writing the novel when the Internet / “World Wide Web” did not exist, she performed the research via books to know more about the ancient lifestyle.  As there was no online repository of information “Google,” she researched through an extensive array of books to make her novel real, impactful, and genuine as much as possible. Diana posted a short extract of her creation on the CompuServe Literary Forum. The famous author of that time, John E. Stith, noticed it and introduced Diana to literary agent “Perry Knowlton” who named it “Cross Stitch.”

The British publishers who were going to publish her first book modified the title of the book to Outlander. However, the book was released in its original title in London. According to Diana, her American publishers may have liked the title “Cross Stitch,” however, one of the publishers cleared it stating the reason they changed the title was the former one appeared to be more of an embroidery. They wanted to give a more exciting name to the book, and so they changed the title from “Cross Stitch” to “Outlander.”

At the time when her second book got over, she had quit from the faculty post at Arizona State University to make writing as her full-time career. This is when she made a transition to a full-time author.

Till 2014, the Outlander series has a total of eight published novels. She has also published “The Exile” in 2010.

Awards & Achievements

Diana is recognized for her outstanding work in the Outlander book series. Due to the success of this series, its television version was also made and released in 2014. It was also well received by the public. Apart from this series, Diana is also appreciated for her short fiction and books.

Net Worth & Salary of Diana Gabaldon in 2024

Diana Gabaldon Net Worth
Diana Gabaldon Net Worth

Diana Gabaldon is a popular professional novelist who receives income from the release of her novels, and books that are majorly based on fiction, and fantasy. She has made a majority of her earning through novels. Her present net worth is estimated to be $110 Million as of June 2024.

Diana is a successful Novelist who has made a special place in the industry through her exemplary books and novels that are still read and appreciated by people.


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