Who Is Haley Riordan? Son Of Rick Riordan

by Manisha Sun Dec 24 2023 Updated On Sat Dec 30 2023
Who Is Haley Riordan? Son Of Rick Riordan

Haley Riordan is the son of author Rick Riordan, best known for writing the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. 

His mother's name is Becky Riordan. He has a brother named Patrick.  

Parent's Married Life                                       

His father, Rick, is married to his mom, Becky Riordan. His mom is an executive director of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. 

They got married in 1985, and they have been together ever since. They share two kids.

Parents of Haley Riordan.
Parents of Haley Riordan. Source: Pinterest

Haledy inspired Percy Jackson And The Olympians

Haley inspired his father to write a series of six fantasy novels, Percy Jackson and The Olympians. 

He shared that he was a middle school teacher and wrote adult mystery novels then. 

Haley was in elementary school and was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia

He was just nine years old and struggling with ADHD and dyslexia at home. 

Haley was having a hard time at school, so his father told him Greek myths during bedtime.

He loved Greek myths, so his dad used to tell original stories. 

Haley Riordan with his father,  Rick Riordan.
Haley Riordan with his father,  Rick Riordan. Source: The Guardian

His dad ran out of the stories and made stories on his own. He combined that with his writing and teaching. 

He was worried for his son as a father and wanted to show his life for him, so he invented a new Greek myth about Percy Jackson, who also had ADHD and dyslexia, and got to know that those were the signs of a demigod. 

He wanted to tell his son that if he had ADHD and dyslexia in Percy Jackson's world, then it was a good sign that he was exceptional and a demigod. 

Rick told that story to his son, and he encouraged his father to write it down.


Haley was born on 10 September 1994. His current age is 29 years old.

Net worth

His father, Rick's net worth is estimated at $11 million

Haley Riordan with his mom and brother.
Haley Riordan with his mom and brother. Source: Facebook

Rick Shared Why He Chose To Become Author Instead Of Musician

Rick said that although he loved playing guitar and singing, he was not good enough to pursue those as his career. 

He said he wanted to do something creative; that's how he became an author.

Rick Talked About His Involvement In Movies And Shows Based On His Books

Rick said he was not involved in the earlier adaptations, like films based on his books. 

He believes the film industry prefers the book's writer to stay back as the writers do not entirely understand how the film industry works. 

However, Rick and his wife are very much involved with the upcoming Percy Jackson live-action series on Disney Plus

Both of them are executive producers of the show. 

He said they agreed to the show on one condition: they wanted to get involved and be part of the project from beginning to end. 

He said he was in a position where he could request that, and they would listen to him. 

He said they were lucky that they had a great team. He said everyone's goal was to make the best possible adaptation. 

He was primarily involved in the production of the filming. 

He said he and his wife were present actively to ensure everything went as planned. 

He added they had a fantastic experience. 

Rick Started His Career As A Teacher

Rick served as a middle school teacher in California and Texas for fifteen years, so he knew kids well. 

He used to teach Greek mythology. He said it was a hot topic among his students. 

He added that those stories resonated with them, and that's how he started writing Percy Jackson

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