Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
Celebrated Name: Tom Clancy
Real Name/Full Name: Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 66 years old
Birth Date: 12 April 1947
Date of Death: 1 October 2013
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 89 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Alexandra Marie Llewellyn (m. 1999–2013), Wanda Thomas (m. 1969–1999)
Children: Yes (Alexis Jacqueline Page Clancy, Christine Blocksidge, Thomas Clancy III, Kathleen Clancy, Michelle Bandy)
Profession: Novelist
Net Worth in 2024: $350 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Tom Clancy was an American novelist who produced a variety of fiction, many of which were best sellers. He wrote on military and espionage themes and had a very convincing, authentic, and detailed aura in his novels, which was the main reason for their popularity.

Maybe you know about Tom Clancy very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Tom Clancy’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

Tom Clancy was born on April 2, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland, His father Thomas Clancy worked in Postal service, and his mother Catherine Clancy worked in Store’s Credit Department. He studied in Catholic Loyola High School, Maryland, and he graduated from Loyola College, Baltimore, in 1969 in English Literature.

He joined the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps but could not continue due to his near-sightedness. He thereafter joined an insurance company in Connecticut and later ran an insurance agency where he started his writing career when he wrote in his spare time.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 12 April 1947, Tom Clancy was 66 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.8 m. tall, and weigh 89 kg.


The very start of Tom Clancy’s career in 1982 as a writer was spectacular. His first novel, ‘The Hunt for Red October’, was a national bestseller, selling over 2 million in paperback and 300000 in hardcover. It earned praise from President Ronald Reagan, who called it “best yarn.”

Many of Tom Clancy’s novels had two characters Jack Ryan and John Clark, who became as famous as his novels. These novels were ‘The Hunt for Red October,’ Patriot Games (1987), The Sum of all fears’ (1991), and ‘Clear and Present Danger’ (1987). These novels and many others were made into commercially successful films.

His novel ‘Red Storm Rising’ (1986) was a popular novel with a military theme co-written by Larry Bond, a military-oriented author. Another novel, ‘Net Force’ (1999), was a novel aimed at an adult audience with a theme of combating internet crime and terrorist activities.

His Op-Centre novel ‘Tom Clancy’s Op-Centre’ was published in 1995. It is also a military theme novel which describes a situation created by renegade South Korean Soldiers who mastermind a Bomb blast in South Korea to show it as a work of North Koreans and thereby trying to start a war with North Korea. The Op-Centre counters and exposes their sinister plan. It was also made into a TV movie starring Scott Bakula and Joanna Going.

Tom Clancy’s later novels ‘The Teeth of Tiger’ (2003), Locked on (2011), and Command Authority (2013), extended his earlier themes and even characters when the earlier character Jack Ryan’s sons are a character in these novels.

Awards & Achievements:

Tom Clancy’s debut novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’ sold more than 2 million copies in paperback and 300000 in the hardcover which created a record of sorts

He sold 2 million copies of his novel ‘Clear and Present Danger’ (1982) in the first printing, placing him among the only other two authors to achieve this-J.K. Rowling and John Grisham.

Tom Clancy was awarded an ‘Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters’ by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1992.

He was awarded Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement from the Navy League of the USA in 1990.

Net Worth & Salary of Tom Clancy in 2024

Tom Clancy Net Worth
Tom Clancy Net Worth

As of May 2024, Tom Clancy’s net worth is estimated as $350 million. It was mainly built on his novel earnings, film rights of his novels-when his novels were made into successful Hollywood movies, TV rights, and his work as a Video Game entrepreneur when his novels were a basis for many popular video games.

He was a part-owner of Baltimore Orioles, a baseball team. His 80acre estate in Calvert County, Maryland, with a large mansion and another penthouse at Ritz Carlton in Baltimore, is worth $16 million.

Tom Clancy was a prolific writer with an inborn talent for military themes. Most of his novels were based on military and espionage background. He won the hearts of readers by his gripping and convincing fiction so authentic in details that it attracted military establishment to honor him. He could not go into the military due to his eye problem, but he made this handicap into a glorious achievement and became a legend in his own time.


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