Who is Cormac McCarthy? Wiki, Age, Height, Female, Net Worth, Ethnicity


Cormac McCarthy is a well-known American author who has published numerous novels, short stories, and plays throughout his career. He has also written screenplays for several popular Hollywood movies. His works are known for their graphic violence and descriptive scenes.

He is considered one of the country’s most popular and creditable contemporary writers. He has received a number of prestigious national and international awards for his contributions to American literature. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide.


Quick Facts

celebrated name Cormac McCarthy
Real name/Full name: Charles Joseph McCarthy Jr
Sex: Male
Age: 89 years old
Date of birth: July 20, 1933
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.82 m
Weight: 68 kg
Sexual orientation: Straight ahead
Marital status: Divorced
Wife/husband (name): Jennifer Winkley (m. 1997-2006), Annie DeLisle (m. 1967-1981), Lee Holleman (m. 1961-1962)
Children/Children (son and daughter): Yes (John McCarthy, Cullen McCarthy)
Dating/girlfriend (name): no
Is Cormac McCarthy Gay?: no
Profession: Author, screenwriter
Salary: $1 million
Net worth in 2022: $40 million

Cormac McCarthy Biography

Cormac McCarthy and his siblings were born and raised in Rhode Island. Gladys Christina McGrail is her mother’s name and Charles Joseph McCarthy is his father’s. He comes from a Catholic family. His father was a lawyer by profession. He and his family moved to different locations during his childhood and adolescence. He began his education at St. Mary’s Parochial School.

Cormac graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School, a small private high school. He attended the University of Tennessee after graduating from high school, but was unable to complete his education. He later joined the Air Force and started reading books.

Cormac McCarthy Age, height, weight

Cormac McCarthy was born on July 20, 1933 and is 89 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.82 m and he weighs 68 kg.

Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy


He changed his name and started writing after returning from his job as an Air Force officer. His debut novel, “The Orchard Keeper,” was released in 1965 and quickly became a bestseller. The book won the William Faulkner Award the following year. He published ‘Outer Dark’ in 1968. The book was well received.

In 1974 he started writing the screenplay for the television series Vision.’ In 1979 he published his semi-autobiography, ‘The Gardener’s Song’. His book ‘All the Pretty Horses’ catapulted him to international fame. The book was nominated for a National Book Prize. He also published works in the post-apocalyptic genre. His books are known for their vivid descriptions of violent scenes and images.

He is currently researching human psychology to develop the plot for his next book. He has also published in several journals with the Santa Fe Institute of America.

Cormac McCarthy’s Achievements and Awards

Cormac McCarthy received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1969. In 1991 he received the MacArthur Fellowship. In 1992 he received the National Book Critics Circle Award. In the same year, he won the National Book Award for fiction. In 2006 he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2007 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Cormac McCarthy’s Net Worth in 2022

Cormac McCarthy is the author of several bestselling books that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has also worked as a film screenwriter, which has earned him a lot of money.

According to the financial report, as of July 2022, Cormac has a net worth of approximately $40 million, which he has earned from his highly successful writing career, in which he has published best-selling books such as The Road and Blood Meridian. He still earns about $1 million a year from the royalties on his best-selling books.

Cormac McCarthy is a well-known American author who at the age of 88 is still actively writing on various topics. He is known for his distinct writing style. In numerous interviews, he has stated that he hates social media because he believes it harms the mental health of the human population. That explains why he’s not on social media.

However, his fans have regularly discovered various social media accounts associated with his work and name, but his manager has always informed him that those accounts are fake and not Cormac’s.

Cormac McCarthy Wife, Marriage

In 1961, Cormac married Lee Holleman. However, the couple decided to divorce within a year due to their extreme poverty. His first wife took a teaching job and left the following year after they divorced him. In 1966 he met his second wife, Anne DeLisle, on a boat. She was a professional singer and cum dancer.

The couple was happily married for 15 years before divorcing. Cormac started traveling after his second divorce and eventually met his third wife, Jennifer Winkley. He divorced her in 2006. By his first and second wife, the author has two sons, John McCarthy and Cullen McCarthy.