J. K. Rowling
Name: J. K. Rowling
Occupation: Writer
Gender: Female
Birth Day: July 31, 1965
Age: 55
Birth Place: Yate, British
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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J. K. Rowling Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

Undisclosed

Salary 2020

$54 million

J. K. Rowling Salary Detail

Rowling has lived a "rags to riches" life in which she progressed from living on benefits to being named the world's first billionaire author by Forbes. However, Rowling disputed the assertion, saying she was not a billionaire. Forbes reported that she lost her billionaire status after giving away much of her earnings to charity. Her UK sales total in excess of £238 million, making her the best-selling living author in Britain. The 2020 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at £795 million, ranking her as the 178th richest person in the UK. Time named her a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. Rowling was appointed a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) at the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to literature and philanthropy. In October 2010, she was named the "Most Influential Woman in Britain" by leading magazine editors. Rowling has supported multiple charities, including Comic Relief, One Parent Families, and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, as well as launching her own charity, Lumos.

Rowling was named the most highly paid author in the world with earnings of £72 million ($95 million) a year by Forbes in 2017.

In 2005, Rowling and MEP Emma Nicholson founded the Children's High Level Group (now Lumos). In January 2006, Rowling went to Bucharest to highlight the use of caged beds in mental institutions for children. To further support the CHLG, Rowling auctioned one of seven handwritten and illustrated copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a series of fairy tales referred to in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The book was purchased for £1.95 million by online bookseller Amazon.com on 13 December 2007, becoming the most expensive modern book ever sold at auction. Rowling gave away the remaining six copies to those who have a close connection with the Harry Potter books. In 2008, Rowling agreed to publish the book with the proceeds going to Lumos. On 1 June 2010 (International Children's Day), Lumos launched an annual initiative—Light a Birthday Candle for Lumos. In November 2013, Rowling handed over all earnings from the sale of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, totalling nearly £19 million.

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Family Net Worth

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 David Gordon Rowling Murray Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Jorge Arantes Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#5 Neil Murray Spouse N/A N/A N/A