JK Rowling Net Worth Is $1 Billion
JK Rowling is a world-renowned British author, who was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England. She is well known for being the author of the Harry Porter series of novels that have gained massive popularity around the world. According to Forbes Magazine, Rowling has an estimated net worth of $1 billion, which makes her the first author in the world to have a net worth that surpasses $1 billion US dollars. She is also one of the richest private citizens in the United Kingdom and one of the richest self-made female billionaires in the world.
Rowling’s first novel was entitled “Harry Porter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. The idea for this novel was conceived by the author during a delayed train ride in 1990. Rowling finished the novel in 1995, and it turned out to be the 1st in an ultimate series of 7 books, as well as the start of a major literary and licensing industry. As the novels gained popularity in different parts of the world, they managed to break sales records.
Rowling’s last 2 novels were “Harry Porter and the Half-Blood Prince”, which sold 9 million copies, and Harry Porter and the Deathly Hallows”, which sold 11 million copies. The copies were sold within 24 hours of their releases. These books have now been translated into sixty-five languages around the world. Following the success of the novels, series of films were produced and they were equally successful. Warner Brothers made a payment of 7 figures for the rights to the first 2 books. So far, Harry Porter films have grossed more than $7.8 billion at the worldwide box office.
Rowling is married to David Murray, with whom he has two children. Rowling has a daughter from a prior relationship. They reside in Edinburgh, London, and also have another residence in Aberfeldy, Scotland. Rowling is also a generous philanthropist and has donated a considerable amount of her wealth to support various charities.