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J.K. Rowling Net Worth

J.K. Rowling Net Worth

Net Worth: $1 Billion

  • 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 British
  • Date of Birth July 31, 1965
  • Ethnicity English, some Scottish, 1/16th Alsatian German, possibly 1/16th French
  • Weight 119 lbs (54 kg)
  • Occupation Novelist (Harry Potter)
  • Education 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 $1 billion. Rowling is the world’s richest author and she is best known as the brain behind the commercially successful Harry Potter. 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 2016
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Earnings 2016 $95 Million
Royalties 2016

Estimated earnings from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2 million copies in 2 days after the book released)

Earnings 2015 $19 Million
Asset 2015

Purchase value of the historic house located in Tasmania, Australia (£6.5m)

Earnings 2014 $14 Million
Earnings 2013 $13 Million
Asset 2013

Rowling owns a $7 million Georgian house in West London

Earnings 2012 N/A
Sale of Asset 2012

Estimated value of Rowling's Edinburgh house upon sale

Earnings 2011 N/A
Royalties 2011

2011 earnings from Harry Potter

Earnings 2007 $300 Million
Earnings 2006 $32 Million
Earnings 2005 $59.1 Million
Earnings 1998 N/A
Performance Fee 1998

Amount she received after Scholastic Inc. bought the rights to publish her novel under the title of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Earnings 1993 N/A
Royalties 1993

The sale of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book

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