Most celebrity books are written by ghostwriters

Examples of prominent people who have used a ghostwriter

It is a special sign of our time that celebrities are bringing memoirs or biographies onto the market in a wide variety of fields, and not because they have something special, something unique to tell their willing readership, such as an aging politician who works for the Posterity wants to retain an understanding of the political context in certain political decision-making situations, but solely to maintain or increase its "market value" in the world of luxury and glamor.

Many celebrities therefore hire professional writers or journalists, ghostwriters, and commission them to write their own biography or other works. The actual authors are often not named and remain undetected in the background.

Dieter Bohlen is a respected music producer, but he has less writing skills. His biographies entitled “Nothing but the Truth” and “Behind the Scenes” were not written by himself, but by the BILD columnist Katja Kessler (see Famous writers and their ghostwriters, / ghostwriting_for_prominente / famous-writers-and-their-ghostwriters / (29.09.2013).

Boris Becker also had his biography “Just a moment, stay…” written by two journalists, Helmut Sorge and Robert Lübenoff (see as above).
André Agassi did not rely on his own abilities for his biography entitled "Open", but instead let it be from Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Create Moehringer (see as above).
Heidi Klum had her book “Naturally Successful” written by the journalist Alexandra Postman (see as above).

Such an approach is lucrative for ghostwriters and promotes the celebrity of the respective celebrities. However, the ghostwriters are only mentioned publicly by the respective celebrities in the rarest cases.