JKR Ranked in Forbes’ Top 100 Celebrities List


Jun 15, 2006

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments


Forbes Magazine has published its list of Top 100 Celebrities, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is ranked at number 19. The list is comprised of those who, according to the magazine, have ” . . . a combination of earnings and sizzle” making them ” . . . the most powerful names in the business.” The story mentions the overall sale of the Harry Potter books (over 300 million volumes sold to date, worldwide) and Goblet of Fire‘s global box office earnings ($892 million USD), but does not mention Jo’s philanthropic or awareness-raising activities.

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