William Shakespeare is perhaps the most popular poet and dramatist in history. He is still very popular in our time. If he were born in our age then perhaps he would become a movie writer who would write mainly for TV. He would become a billionaire. He would also sign many deals with many sponsors.
I wonder if this is the problem of writers of our time. They can earn a lot of money easily compared to the past. People like Shakespeare or Dickens had to struggle a lot to earn through writing. Now, if you have some skill in this field then money is no problem.