J.K. Rowling Net Worth

Net Worth: $910 Million

Statistics
  • Source of Wealth Film, Novel (Harry Potter)
  • Birth Place Yate, Gloucestershire, England
  • Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
  • Marital Status Married (Neil Murray)
  • Full Name Joanne Rowling
  • Nationality United Kingdom
  • Date of Birth 31 July 1965
  • Ethnicity English, French
  • Weight 119 lbs (54 kg)
  • Occupation Novelist (Harry Potter)
  • Education Bachelor of Arts from University of Exeter
  • Children 3 (Jessica Isabel, David Gordon, Mackenzie Jean)
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About J.K. Rowling

British author, Joanne Kathleen Rowling, has a net worth of £560 million ($910m) as of April 2012, according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List. Rowling is the world’s richest author and Harry Potter Author. Rowling wrote the first Potter books while a single mother living on welfare. Written on a manual typewriter, the manuscript for the first Harry Potter novel was rejected by 12 publishers and paid her just £1,500 as an advance when finally accepted. Consist of eight series, it is the highest-grossing film series of all-time in inflation unadjusted dollars, with $7.7 billion in at the global box office. Between the films, books, merchandise and amusement park at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. If she never comes up with another good idea, she will be able to collect Harry Potter money for the rest of her life. The Harry Potter brand has been estimated to be worth as much as $15 billion. She has signed a deal to write her first adult book, The Casual Vacancy, to be published in September 2012. It is thought she received a £3m advance.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of J.K. Rowling's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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  • Earnings 2011
  • Earnings 2007
  • Earnings 1993
Earnings 2013$15 Million
Asset 2013

Rowling owns a $7 million Georgian house in West London

$7,000,000
Earnings 2011N/A
Others 2011

2011 earnings from Harry Potter

$17,500,000
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