JK Rowling net worth: JK Rowling is a British author and movie producer who has a net worth of $1 billion. JK Rowling is one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom and the first author in the world to achieve a net worth of $1 billion. Rowling was born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England on July 31, 1965. She studied French and Classics at the University of Exeter before becoming a researcher and then an English teacher in Portugal. Rowling conceived the idea for her first novel during a delayed train ride in 1990 and finished it in 1995. That first novel, as you may have guessed, was titled "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". This would turn out to be the first in an eventual series of seven books and the beginning of a major literary, film, and licensing industry. As the Harry Potter books gained popularity around the world, they broke literary sales records. The last two, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, sold nine and eleven million copies, respectively, within twenty-four hours of their releases. The books have now been translated into 65 languages around the world. With the success of the novels came a series of popular films. The movies were kicked off when Warner Brothers paid seven figures for the rights to the first two books. In total so far, the Harry Potter movies have grossed over $7.7 billion at the worldwide box office. Rowling married anesthetist David Murray in 2001, and the couple have two children, along with Rowling's daughter from a previous relationship. They live in Edinburgh, London, and Aberfeldy, Scotland. In recent years, JK Rowling has used her considerable wealth to support a number of charities and philanthropic causes. At the 2012 summer Olympics in London, JK was one of the featured British dignitaries in the opening ceremony. She read a portion of JM Barrie's book Peter Pan during her portion the ceremony.
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J. K. Rowling
Joanne K. Rowling, Jo Rowlings, Joanne Murray, J.K. Rowling, Joanne Kathleen Rowling, Rowling, J.K., Joanne Rowling, Jo Rowling, Newt Scamander, Kennilworthy Whisp
Writer, Author, Novelist, Film Producer
Date of Birth
5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
119 lbs (54 kg)
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