J.K. Rowling Net Worth

Net Worth: $1 Billion
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Film, Novel (Harry Potter)
  • Age:

    53
  • Birth Place:

    Yate, Gloucestershire, England
  • Weight:

    119 lbs (54 kg)
  • Marital Status:

    Married (Neil Murray)
  • Full Name:

    Joanne Rowling
  • Nationality:

    British
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About Joanne 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.

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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)
$200,000

Earnings 2015 $19 Million

Asset 2015
Purchase value of the historic house located in Tasmania, Australia (£6.5m)
$8,400,000
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