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J.K. Rowling Net Worth

Updated on June 23, 2016

How Much is J.K. Rowling Worth?

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J.K. Rowling Net Worth: $1 Billion

Net Worth: $1 Billion (according to a celebrity net worth findings website, trusted for their estimates which are based on the publicly announced assets, earnings and other financial holdings).

2014 Earnings: In 2014 it was reported by Forbes that J.K. Rowling earned $14 million, a lump sum of money which was down to back sales that the author is still making from her Pottermore website where she sells her Harry Potter e-books. And, it is worth noting that the author has not sold her digital rights, so she still makes healthy sums of money yearly from her e-book sales for Harry Potter, and retaining these rights seems to have worked out handsomely for her earnings.

J.K. Rowling also published an adult book, The Cuckoo's Calling, a book which has gone on to be a successful bestseller, and 2014's earnings for the author will have also included rather substantial amounts of money earned from royalties for the book sales on this particular title.

J.K. Rowling Net Worth: J.K. Rowling is a British author and movie producer. J.K Rowling was born in Yate, Gloucestershire, England on July 31, 1965, and is now aged 50.

J.K. Rowling is best known for her authoring work for the Harry Potter series, the first, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone which she started writing in 1990 and was later published in 1995. This book was to be the beginning of an extremely successful series of books, a total of 7, which have broke book sales records, making her the first author to be worth $1 billion.

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has also become a film franchise, a theme park ride at Universal's theme park, and a series of video-games. All of this, topped by her royalties made from her book sales have amassed her so much money that she has hit the billion where her net worth is concerned. Her net worth is averaged at a billion, but we would imagine it has surpassed this amount by now, given her wise financial standing (given that she is not an extravagant spender) and increasing successes among her new books that she has written aiming now at the adult audiences.

J.K. Rowling wrote and published her first adult novel in 2012 titled The Casual Vacancy, and has since then gone on to write more novels including The Silkworm (written under pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, 2014), Career of Evil (written under pseudonym, Robert Galbraith, 2015) and Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination (2015).

J.K. Rowling runs a website Pottermore, where she makes a large chunk of her income these days, as this is a website run selling the Harry Potter books in e-book format, a singular place where she owns the rights to the majority of her book sales, a right that has been withheld for herself away from the publishers. And, given the success that the Harry Potter books are still receiving these days her income from this along will be rather chunky.

The interesting step now for the author is getting another massive hit off the ground, a rather hefty expectation that has been thrust upon the now exceedingly wealthy author after the outrageously grand success of the Harry Potter series. And, although she has seen rather fortunate success with her newly released adult books they have not had sales that are anything like any one of her Harry Potter book releases.

Maybe, one day she will have a release that will be the start of another big franchise, but then again, maybe she will keep on releasing average successful books that do not amount to much outside of the book selling world.

Who knows! But, she is still of substantial interest to readers and film studios down to the effortless success of the Harry Potter series.

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