The ever eminent author and producer, Joanne Rowling, famously known as her pen name J. K. Rowling has written the most branded series of books Harry Potter, a children fiction book. Born on 31st July 1965 in Yates, Gloucestershire, England completed her education from Wyedean School and College and graduated in French and Classics from the University of Exeter. Later, she went on to become a researcher and secretary at the Amnesty International, living a considerably satisfactory life.
FROM STRUGGLES TO SUCCESS
Rowling married to Jorge Arantes in 1992 only to get separated in 1993 and divorced in 1994. This phase of life showed her extreme harsh realities of life that she was capable enough to brave. The death of her mother added sorrow to her, when she was going through a poverty phase writing stuffs to earn her bread.
Meanwhile, she wrote the first part of the most branded novel series Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that was rejected by 12 publishers until 1995 before Bloomsburg Publishing took the book. The book created wonders when in 1997 over thousand copies were sold and won Rowling awards including Nestle Smarties Book Prize, British Books Award and Children’s Book Award. Since then she has never looked back. She went on to write 2nd part of the series named as Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, followed by the third part Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The 4th part Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire broke many records as over 327,000 copies were sold in UK and US alone. She wrote 8 parts for the series that earned her a great amount of wealth.
CELEBRITY NET WORTH
The Harry Potter series was translated into as many 65 languages and the brand of Harry Potter earned over $15 billion till 2016. The novels served as the basis of the film series of Harry Potter starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson. The 8th part of the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 grossed over $1 billion. She also wrote under the alias of Robert Galbrait some adult novels. Thus, all the sources of income for J. K. Rowling add up to exaggerate the figures, but the known celebrity net worth is only $1 billion, as per the records shown on http://celebritynetworth.com, hence earning her a good fortune of her life.