Occupation: Writer, movie producer
As if selling more than 23 million copies of her dystopian Hunger Games series weren't enough, now Collins is a movie mogul. She co-produced and co-wrote the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games, the one you might have noticed at the multiplex. Next up for her is a highly personal, illustrated children's book about her experience of missing her father when he was posted in Vietnam. Presumably she'll also be ushering the rest of her trilogy onto the screen. The odds seem ever in her favor.