Born as Joanne Rowling (real name), she is widely known by the pen name J.K. Rowling. She is best known for being a renowned novelist and screenwriter. Everyone recognizes her for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series which have earned numerous awards. The book has sold more than 400 million copies which have enforced in significant growth of J.K. Rowling’s net worth. According to J.K. Rowling wiki, she was born on 31 July 1965, which makes her age be 53 as of now. Her birthplace is in Yate, Gloucestershire, the United Kingdom. Rowling’s ethnicity is white and holds a British nationality.
Early Life and Education
The writer was born to the parents named Peter James Rowling (father) and Anne Rowling (mother). Her father was a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer whereas her mother was a science technician by profession. She has a lovely childhood memory of her sister named Dianne who is 23 months small than her.
Talking about her education, Rowling attended St Michael’s Primary School. It is said that the Harry Potter’s headmaster Albus Dumbledore was inspired by her real headmaster named Alfred Dunn. From her childhood days, Rowling used to write and tell many fantasy stories to her younger sister. Later she moved to Wyedean School and College to complete her secondary level education. Her mother was a staff over there in the science department. After that, she was keen on pursuing her higher education at Oxford University but Rowling failed the entrance exam. Therefore, she went to the University of Exeter where she started completing her B.A degree in French and Classics.
Career and Professional Life
J. K. Rowling started working from her early life. While she was in London with her former boyfriend, she used to work at Amnesty International. In 1990, she lost her mother which inspired her to spread her own feelings on the writings. Her book Harry Porter was a mega-successful book which later was presented in the form of a movie. She was the first person to become a billionaire just by writing the books in 2004. Also, she was named as the second richest female-entertainer.
How Much is Rowling’s Worth?
Despite generating billions of monies from her professional life, Rowling utilizes this money for charity. As a result, Forbes Magazine removed her from the rich list stating that Rowling loses money because of her charitable donation and a high tax imposed on her property. Woman’s Hour ranked her as the 13th most powerful woman in England in 2013. As of now, Rowling holds a jaw-dropping net worth of £650 million as per the reports of Sunday Times Rich List. No doubt, she is one of the highest paid authors in the world and her yearly earnings are estimated to be 95 million USD as per the reports of Forbes Magazines.
J.K. Rowling House
British author owns a luxurious Killiechassie House on the bank of River Tay which she purchased in 2001.Also, she is the owner of the Georgian house in Kensington which value is estimated to be £4.5 million.
Now let’s discuss the body measurement details of the British writer. J. K. Rowling is blessed with the height of 5 feet and 5 inches whereas she has maintained her weight to 54 kg. Her bra size is 32C which means her cup size is C.
J. K. Rowling was married to Jorge Arantes in 1992 and was blessed with a daughter named Jessica Arantes from their wedded life. There were problem and disputes between the couple and finally the couple split in 2995.
In 2001, she found her real-life partner as Neil Murray and from their married life, the couple is blessed with two children named Mackenzie Murray (daughter) and David Murray (son). David was born on March 23, 2003, whereas Mackenzie was born on January 23, 2005.
Awards and Achievements
From her successful writing career, J. K. Rowling has earned numerous prestigious honors and awards. Some of the notable wards includes PEN America Literary Service Award (2016), Hans Christian Andersen Award, Denmark (2010), Lifetime Achievement Award, British Book Awards (2008), The Edinburgh Award (2008), Children’s Book of the Year, British Book Awards (1998 and 1999), Booksellers Association Author of the Year (1999) and much more.
Wiki and Facts
Most popular by her pen name J. K., Joanne’s wiki has been presented by many of the sites including Wikipedia. She runs her own website www.jkrowling.com which has already attracted thousands of visitors. J. K. Rowling has no official Instagram account but to get her news, photos and updates you can follow @rowlingnews. To get her latest tweets and updates, you can follow the author @jk_rowling where she has managed to retain more than 13.6 million followers. For any kind of media inquiry, you can send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.