J.K Rowling is a famous British author born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, England to a Rolls Royce Aircraft engineer Peter James Rowling and a science technician Anne Volant Rowling. She grew up alongside her younger sister Dianne.
J.K Rowling net worth
J.K was named as the highest paid author in 2008, 2017, and 2019 by Forbes. As the best selling living author of Britain, her United Kingdom’s sales is £238 million. She has an estimated net worth of £1 billion.
Her educational background
J.K Rowling attended her primary education at St Michael’s Primary School located at Winterbourne, Gloucestershire and have her secondary education at Wyedean School and College at Sedbury where she studied A Levels in English, French and German.
She continued her education to the tertiary level where she graduated with a Bachelor in French and Classics from the university of Exeter in the year 1986.
J.K then grabbed honorary degrees from some renowned Universities including St Andrews University, Edinburgh Mapier University, University of Exeter, University of Aberdeen and Harvard University.
J. K Rowling career
After graduating from the university in 1986, she relocated to London where she worked as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty.
She then organized the adrenaline rush she felt about wizardry boy to form a caricature of the bespectacled boy Harry Potter and his antics. However she began writing on the first chapter of Harry Potter series The Philosopher’s Stone.
J.K Rowling then relocated to Portugal in order to teach English and penned three chapters of her book. She then leave Portugal to Scotland in order to be closer to her sister Dianne due to her personal turmoil. She was disrupted by this crisis and have no option than to continue work on her book.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone was completed in the year 1995. Barry Cunningham of Bloomsbury published her books after it was rejected by over twelve publishers and editors.
One thousand copies of the first edition of the book were printed and five hundred was distributed to libraries. She earn an £8000 grant from the Scottish Arts Council and also gain income from the sells of theroghts of publishing the book from US to Scholastic Inc.
In 1998, the sequel of the book was out titled Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The third book of the series titled Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was out in the year 1999. The books were sold $480 million with more than 35 million copies in print in 35 different languages.
Due to the well recognition of her books, Warner Bros signed a contract with J.K to come out with a film with that same adaptation.
The fourth book of J.K was released on July 8, 2000 titled Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. However, the movie version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone was released and also received much attention with over $90.3 million in its first week.
In 2002, the second series film Harry Potter Andy he Chamber of Secrets was out. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was the fifth book released in 2093.
The sixth book titled Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince was released in 2005. On July 21, 2007, the final series of the book was released and was titled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
In 2012, she designed a website Pottermore which consists of many previously undisclosed details on characters, places and objects in the Harry Potter world.
That same year, J. K came out with an adult body titled The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling in 2013.
She’s currently working enthusiastically on two different types of novels namely Children books and adult books.
However, J.K also involved herself in charitable works. As a philanthropist, she supports several charities including Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis of Great Britain and Lumos.
She was honored with the prestigious Legion D’honneur by French Government and other British Emoire for her great contribution to libraries.
She won the National Book Awards, British Book Awards, Hugo Award, British Book of the Year Award, Locus Awards, Bram Stoker Awards, Hand Christian Anderson Literature Award amongst many others.
Her marital status
J. K Rowling got married to Jorge Arantes who is a Portuguese journalist on October 16, 1992. The union welcomed a daughter in 1993. In the following year August, J.K filed for a divorce against her husband. They were previously separated on November 17, 1993.
J.K moved on after divorcing her first husband and tied the knot for the second time with an anesthetist Neil Michael Murray in the year 2001. The new union was blessed with two children namely David Gordon Rowling Murray and Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray.
J.K Rowling physical stats
The renowned female author stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs at 54 kilograms. Her body measurements are 34-25-35. She has blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes.
J.K Rowling social media presence
Author J.K Rowling is active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with a massive number of fan base and subscribers.