McCullough (age: 83 years) has been a successful personality in the world of literature. Though in his childhood, he was interested in sports and drawing cartoons but later his interest transformed widely towards the literary world. Occasionally, he got a chance to have lunch with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder from whom McCullough learned to maintain an air of freedom on the storyline to be a better writer.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English with an aim to be a fiction writer or playwright. He graduated in English literature in 1955. He moved to the New York City after his graduation and he got hired by Sports Illustrated as a trainee. Later he worked as an editor and writer for the United States Information Agency in Washington, D.C. for twelve years. While he was working in America Heritage, he wrote a history during his spare times- The Johnstown Flood.
After the success of The Johnstown Flood, the two new publishers offered him a contract. His real journey as a writer then started with his successful books. Some his books include The Path Between The Seas, Brave Companions, John Adams, The Wright Brothers, etc. He has even narrated the film Seabiscuit and other documentaries including The Civil War, Brooklyn Bridges, The Statue of Liberty, etc.
Holding the American nationality, He is of English ethnicity. He married his wife Rosalee Barnes McCullough with whom who met at the age of 17. The couple has been sharing more than 60 years of their life together and is still together. They are the example of true love. The couple has 5 children and 18 grandchildren. The couple lives in Boston.
The man who has been able to win millions of hearts through his books has an estimated net worth of $ 200 million with his salary in amazing figures.