J. K. Rowling on Forbes List of UK Billionaires


Nov 21, 2007

Posted by EdwardTLC

Forbes Magazine has released a new list detailing the growing number of billionaires from the UK, and have included Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling among the individuals on this year’s list. In addition to being the only woman on the list, Jo Rowling is also the only author. Forbes goes into more detail about our favorite author in a profile, which states:

Rowling is the only author on our list. The seventh (and last) installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hit bookstores in July and worldwide sales of the first six topped 325 million copies. The film series, from which Rowling enjoys a cut of royalties and merchandising has grossed $3.5 billion, and there’s no doubt three more movies to come.

On a related note, Jo has also received the honor of being chosen, via a poll, as America’s top pick for a celebrity substitute teacher for a day. Sponsored by the The National Education Association in the lead up to Substitute Educators Day, people voted for their choice of celebrity they would most like to see as a substitute teacher. With 25% of the vote, Jo Rowling topped such celebrities as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, athlete Tiger Woods, and actress America Ferrera from the TV show “Ugly Betty” for the distinction.

Thanks to HPANA.

10 Responses to J. K. Rowling on Forbes List of UK Billionaires

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Every cent is well earned!

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I wonder what her cut of film and merchandising royalties are.

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3 movies to come???

Does that mean there’s going to be a book 8 too :)

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I love any thing that has to do with harry potter and there all making lots of money.

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Maybe book 7 will need two movies to itself…

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Didnt you all know that there will be an 8th movie? its called Beedle the Bard ;)

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Everything she has done , and all the money she has made , it well earned ;) Cuz she did it herself !

I wonder why they said there would be 3 more movies to come ??? ^o) Suspicious…. shiftyeyes

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She’s not the only female billionare on the list. Oprah and there is an internet CEO (I can’t remember her name)

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my bad, it’s the UK.

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alot of awards l;ately—entertainment weekly, this one, subs. of day, time person of the year. hm

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