British author, film producer, and philanthropist J.K. Rowling. She is most recognized as the mind behind the Harry Potter book and film franchise. From 1997 to 2007, she penned the seven books that make up the Potter series. Over 500 million copies were sold, and it has been translated into 70 languages. Since the novels became so popular, a whole media universe based on them has been created, including movies, video games, books, comics, toys, and even a theme park. In any case, how much is Rowling worth?
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, J.K. Rowling’s wealth is expected to be a whopping $1 billion in the year 2022. As the wealthiest author in history, she is one of just five women in the world to have reached that status through her efforts.
Rowling, J.K., was born in South Gloucestershire, England, in July 1965. Author Joanne Rowling prefers to be known by her pen name, J.K. Rowling, even though her given name is Joanne. During her time at Exeter, she studied both French and Classics. In addition to her work as a secretary and researcher for Amnesty International, Rowling also taught English after moving to Portugal in 1991.
After finishing the first Harry Potter book in 1995, Rowling finally embarked on a career as a writer. But when twelve publishers turned down her book, it looked like her career would never take off. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published by Bloomsbury in 1997 with an initial print run of 500 copies, much to Rowling’s joy. In the years following the publication of the first “Harry Potter” novel in 1997, the series’s popularity skyrocketed, and Rowling became a multimillionaire thanks to the 500 million copies of the subsequent six novels that were sold.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 13, 2022
Rowling made money off the books by collaborating on the production of the 8-part, billion-dollar film series, which in turn spawned a slew of related products and even a couple of theme parks. It’s quite a turnaround for J.K., who started writing the series while unemployed and a single mother in poverty and now earns between $50 and $100 million a year from her numerous endeavors.
Rowling has donated at least $150 million to charity and has won a wide range of prizes and honors for her film and book series throughout the years. J.K. Rowling divides her time between a £4.5 million Georgian mansion in Kensington and a £2.0 million residence in Edinburgh, both of which she enjoys.