JK Rowling Net Worth

Joanne Rowling Net Worth

Real Name: Joanne Rowling
Date of Birth: 07/31/1965
Place of Birth: Yate, Gloucestershire, England

2017 Net Worth: $1 Billion
2016 Earnings: $13 Million

Profession: Novelist, Author of the Harry Potter books

J.K. Rowling Biography


Joanne Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, England, in 1965 and grew up in the Winterbourne area.  From a young age, Rowling wrote fantasy stories and read them to your younger sister. As a young teen, a relative gave Rowling a copy of Jessica Mitford’s autobiography, Hons and Rebels. Mitford quickly became Rowling’s heroine and she read every book Mitford wrote. Rowling also states that Jane Austen is her favorite author, and that, as a child, she adored the novel The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis. These types of fantasy stories would later influence her Harry Potter books.

Later, while Rowling was a single mother living on welfare, she wrote one of the most popular sets of books ever. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book on a manual typewriter and the novel was rejected by a total of 12 publishers before one finally accepted her novel. Now one of the highest grossing film series of all time, the 8 novel series has grossed more than $7.7 billion in global box offices. If Rowling never writes another word, she can live a life of luxury from her Harry Potter series for the rest of her life. With films, book sales, merchandise, and an amusement park at Universal Studies on Florida, it’s estimated that the Harry Potter brand is worth at least $15 billion.

Rowling is expected to publish a novel for adults, and she received an advance of more than $5 million. With a net worth of $1 billion, Rowling’s $7 million home in West London seems modest and is mere pocket change for the author. Rowling’s is the world’s richest author.

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