Could E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey empire be any more lucrative? The author’s company, Fifty Shades Ltd, brought in close to £13 million in just the first six months of operation, netting a profit of close to £11 million. James and her husband, Niall Leonard, are the sole directors of the company. They paid themselves £355,000 in dividends on top of their £3,900 salaries. It’s no surprise her company is doing so well: James’s original book has sold more than 70 million copies worldwide.
In just six months.