J.K. Rowling is one of the renowned British novelist and a screenwriter whose net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion as of the time of writing. For those who don’t have an idea whom she is, if you read or just watched the Harry Potter fantasy series then she is the author.
Through her words she created a billion-pound empire making her UK best-selling author and her book is the best-selling book series of all time. Today she is the richest author alive today and highest earning. So how did J.K. Rowling get net worth figures yet she was a very humble lady.
Biography & Wiki
She is the daughter of Anne Rowling and Peter James Wowling who gave birth to her in 1965 in England.one of the parents was a science technician by profession while the other was an aircraft engineer.
Rowling attended St Michaels primary School, went to Wyedean School and College. In 1982 she joined University of Exeter where she graduated in 1986 with a B.A in French and Classics.
She was once married to Jorge Arantes whom they tied the knot in 1992 then separated in 1993 after having one child with him,
Rowling started off her writing career when she was little girl. Her passion led her in writing Harry Potter a children book and in 1995 she finished to write a manuscript which after submitting to 12 publishing houses they all rejected her work except Bloomsbury accepted. In 1997 she got eight thousand pounds from Scottish Arts Council so that she could continue writing and in 1997 after publishing Philosopher’s Stone it won an award and even went ahead to win British Book Award for Children Book of the year.
In 1998 Harry Potter and the Sorcery’s Stone was published and what followed was publishing of Harry potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban 1999, the fourth was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2000, and the fifth release was harry Potter and the order of the phoenix. Her sixth release was Harry Potter and the Half Blood prince released in 2005, and the seventh was Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows released in 2006.
These books became a global brand with an estimate of $15 billion and setting the record of the quickest selling books in history.
As a producer and a writer, she did contribute on several films among them Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2010, 2011, The Casual Vacancy 2015, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them 2016, Strike 2017 and an upcoming sequel of Fantastic Beasts 2018.
Awards & Achievements
Being such a prolific author, one must have many awards in their trophy cabinet and for J.K. Rowling this is no exemption. Rowling has is a British Cultural icon, one of the members of the Order of the Companies of Honour, awarded with British Book Awards, Outstanding Achievement, Freedom of the City of London, British Book Awards, Author of the Year, British Academy Film Awards, among many others.
Net Worth of J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion as of 2017-2018. J.K. Rowling has earned such net worth figures from the 450 million copies of the Harry Potter Books that so far have been sold and generated around $7.7 billion. Apart from income from the books she earns money from Wizard World theme park attractions $100 million, licensing fees from Harry Potter merchandise and other capital gains. Recently she got more cash from NBCUniversal for airing the Harry Potter Movies, and also more from other latest films such and Fantastic Beats and where to find them.
J.K. Rowling net worth has been a story from rags to riches that sounds more of a fairy tale though it’s true. There so many things to learn from her for instance do everything with passion you never know the results impacts tomorrow. And giving up is not an option because if she did give up where would she be today.