Undoubtedly, she is UK’s biggest selling author and her net worth happens to be one billion US dollars. She’s one of the few authors to belong to this elite class of billionaires and was named the Most Powerful Woman in Britain in 2010.
J.K. Rowling (Writer)
Age - 51
Source Of Wealth - Books
Residence - Edinburgh, Scotland
Citizenship -United Kingdom
Marital Status - Married
Children - 3
Education - Bachelor of Arts / Science, Exeter
Net Worth - 1.0 Billion USD (So far!)
How much is JK Rowling's Net Worth?
The first Harry Potter novel was written on a manual typewriter and was rejected by 12 publishers who paid her 1,500 Euros as an advance. The eight series sequel is the highest grossing film series of all time with 7.7 billion US dollars at the global box office.
Keeping the films, books, merchandise and amusement park on hold, even if Rowling doesn’t come up with another good idea, the royalties from Harry Potter will continue flowing for the rest of her life. The Harry Potter brand is worth 15 billion US dollars.
Rowling’s first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy which she released in 2012 continues to sell by the numbers. Part of her 13 million dollar earnings comes through Pottermore which is a proprietary website from which he distributes Harry Potter E-Books.
She happens to be the only author who hasn’t sold away her e-book rights to publishers and manages to pocket a vast majority of every copy’s sale price.
Pottermore Sorting Hat, Ilvermorny and a brand new book.
Rowling’s riches are likely to pile up as she released a new story, which is similar to the Harry Potter, Hogwarts theme. Ilvermorny happens to be a wizarding school in North America with a Pottermore Sorting Hat like that of her previous book series. Another magical book series might just be underway if the hint of news that has been doing the rounds is to be believed.
As one of the most talented authors from across the United Kingdom, JK Rowling’s net worth has placed her in the elite class of the richest authors in the world, as well as her country. Her novels sold more than 400 million copies and have become the bestselling book series to this day.
Before she shot to fame as an author, JK Rowling worked as a bilingual secretary for Amnesty International. The idea to create Harry Potter sprung while she was waiting for a train from Manchester to London in 1990. She has written three books under the pen name of Robert Galbraith and has made 1 million dollars from it.
The entire Harry Potter franchise was worth more than 24 billion US dollars in 2014 in accordance with IMDB and Scholastic Children’s Books. The addition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the Harry Potter series is bound to be a massive hit. A play titles Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also likely to take off at London’s Palace Theatre soon.
Rowling has 5.04 million Twitter followers and 4.3 million likes on Facebook. If reports are to be believed, Orlando’s Wizarding World cost 265 million US dollars to construct and the Osaka based park cost 442 million US dollars.
Thus J.K Rowling's net worth is about 1.0 Billion USD so far!
What contributed to the Rowling's billionaire status:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - 3 million copies sold out in the first 48 hours.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - sold out 9 million copies in the first 24 hours
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 11 million copies sold out in the first 24 hours.
JK Rowling's Assets.
Tasmania Mansion: Her Tasmania mansion costs 10.7 million dollars. The house was built in the 19th century with the help of convict labour. It houses a farm of 856 hectares with several outbuildings.
Cottage Church: Her childhood home in Gloucestershire was put up for sale in 2011 for 400,000 pounds. The wonderful architecture and gorgeous gardens added to the vintage charm of the cottage.
Clothing: JK Rowling is often seen sporting her favourite Super Lucia Sunglasses. Her Christian Louboutin Bianca Platform Pumps, Lanvin Resort gowns, Dolce and Gabbana dresses and her Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Gladiator Sandals show how much the author loves her brands.
She is a humanitarian who has donated much of her wealth to various charities such as One Parent Families and Comic Relief. She started her own charity called Lumos which caters to children worldwide who live in orphanages and institutions because of their economic status or disability. The charity provides health care, education and more to the underprivileged.
She may be a billionaire, but her story is something everyone can draw a great deal from. From rags to riches she rose, she manages to give back to society. She has contributed 160 million dollars to charity. A true humanitarian.
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