Toni Morrison, iconic author and activist, will leave behind an impressive net worth

Toni Morrison, iconic author and the first African-American woman to win a Nobel prize, passed away at age 88. 

Before her passing, Morrison, born in Ohio on February 18, 1931, was regarded as one of the most prolific authors of all time. The Howard University graduate is known for critically-acclaimed works of literature on the black experience including "Beloved," "Song of Solomon" and "Sula." 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Morrison was worth $20 million. The site reports most of her wealth was obtained through her many highly-regarded novels and co-writing children's' books with her son, Slade. 

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Toni Morrison's novels through the years
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Toni Morrison's novels through the years
The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) 

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Sula 

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Tar Baby 

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Jazz 

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations 

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Love: A Novel

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Paradise (Vintage International) 

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Song of Solomon 

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Gold Help the Child (Vintage International)

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Beloved

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Morrison's legacy will live on well behind her time on earth. 

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