Joanne Rowling

Born 31 July, 1965 ( 59 years old) in Gloucestershire, England .

What is the zodiac sign of Joanne Rowling ?
According to the birthday of Joanne Rowling the astrological sign is Leo .

Joanne Rowling's Height is 165 cm. ( 5 ft 4 ins).

Currently, Joanne Rowling is married.

Occupation: screenwriter, producer, writer.

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January 29, 2021

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The real name of the famous British writer JK Rowling is Joanna Murray. Many people know the author of the seven Harry Potter novels as Robert Galbraith. The writer uses the same pseudonym to write her equally popular detective stories.

Today Joan Kate Rowling is a successful literary figure, an outstanding personality with a worldwide reputation, a rich woman, screenwriter, film producer, happy wife, caring mother of three children.

Joanna Kate Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in an ordinary family living in Waite (Great Britain). The girl's father (P.J. Rowling) worked for Rolls-Royce, mother (J.-Anne Rowling) was a housewife. When Joanna was two years old, her sister, Dianne, was born. In 1969 the family migrated to Winterbourne.

The writer's childhood was truly carefree. Numerous photos of little girl Joanna posted on the Internet confirm this fact. And Rowling herself always remembers her childhood with a smile, as it was filled with fun games with her sister, family comfort and warmth, and parental care. It was they who instilled in the girl a love of literature.

A little-known fact, which many researchers overlook, concerns the beginning of the creative work of a modern star: J.K. Rowling wrote her first story at the age of six, and since that moment the girl has not stopped creating.

In 1974, the Rowling family moved to Tatschill (Wells). The change of place of residence was a real shock for the nine-year-old child, due to the fact that Joanne loved and cherished her school friends very much.

After 6 years, a difficult event happened in the life of a young lady: her mother fell ill. The rapid development of the disease led to the fact that Rowling's mother soon died of multiple sclerosis. Having buried her dearest person, in 1990 Joanna decides to leave Tatshill and move to London.

Having defended her diploma in French linguistics, the young girl received the position of secretary at Amnesty International. In the same period, Rowling falls in love for the first time, so a year later, together with his first boyfriend, he moved to live in Manchester.

Once, it was on a train heading from Manchester to London that the writer got the image of the same boy-wizard with round glasses - Harry Potter, familiar to all fans.



"Harry Potter"

The start of JK Rowling's career is considered the year of publication of the first part of the novel - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (1997). The circulation was 1000 copies. In November, this book won the Nesyle Smarties Book Prize. In 1998, Rowling received her first international prize, the British Book Award, for her work.

After such success and recognition of the work of the writer, an auction was held in the USA, the lot at which was the right to publish the "Philosopher's Stone". The American publishing house "Scholastic Incorporation" won the auction, which paid 105 thousand dollars.

In the summer of 1998, a sequel to the novel, The Chamber of Secrets, was published; in 2000 the world saw the third part of the novel - "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." The fourth part titled "The Goblet of Fire" was able to break all sales records: the volume amounted to 373 thousand books in 24 hours.

In 2003, Rowling writes, publishes the fifth part of the acclaimed saga - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." In 2005, the sixth book was released - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", which broke all previous book sales records: the volume was 9 million in 24 hours. In 2007, the seventh part of the novel about the wizard-boy, "The Deathly Hallows", was completed and published.

To date, all 7 parts of the fantastic saga have been translated into 70 languages. In addition, great films have been made based on J.K. Rowling's novels, directed by:

K. Columbus. A. Cuaron. D. Yates.



Other Rowling books

In addition to the novels about the little wizard from Hogwarts, the writer became famous thanks to other works.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the only book released under the pseudonym Newt Scamander. This literary masterpiece is a spin-off story about the main little wizard. It describes the events that took place 65 years before the appearance of the boy Harry.

Most of the money received from the sale of the book (about 13 million pounds sterling), JK Rowling donated to the account of the largest organizations involved in children's charity.

The fairy tale "The Cracker Hare and Her Stump-Gnaw" was written in the period 2007-2009. For this masterpiece of world literature for children, Prince Charles awarded the writer the Order of the British Empire.

The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first social drama for adults and teens.

The detective story "The Call (Cry) of the Cuckoo" also made a lot of noise.



J.K. Rowling's personal life

Working in her youth at Amnesty International, Rowling was looking for a new job. For example, after reading an advertisement in The Guardian about the vacancy of a teacher, J.K. Rowling decided to leave for Portugal.

It was in the city of Porto that Rowling met her first husband, TV journalist Jorge Arantes. Their wedding took place in the fall of 1992, and already in July 1993, the young family had a daughter, Jessica-Isabelle Rowling-Arantes.

Despite the difficult relationship with her husband, the writer tried her best to keep the family together. Biographers suggest that Rowling was often subjected to scenes of jealousy, domestic violence, and beatings. Confirmation of such rumors is the recognition of the writer about how her husband once beat her, and then simply kicked her out of the house with her daughter.

In December 1993, Rowling with Jessica in her arms (and already written 3 chapters of "Harry Potter" in her bag) was forced to leave for Edinburgh (Scotland) to her younger sister.

In 1993, Rowling returned to England. Becoming a single mother, she received a government allowance (£ 70), which became the only income of the writer. Despite her poor financial condition, she continued to work hard.

Due to bitter personal experience, the writer did not dare to start a family for a long period. She devoted all her time to her daughter and, of course, to creativity. Only 8 years later, Joan became a wife again. The chosen one of the writer is anesthesiologist Neil-Michael Murray (5 years younger than her).

In 2001, the couple legalized their relationship, and in 2003 they had a son, David. In January 2005, the couple had another baby named Mackenzie. In her first interview after giving birth, J.K. Rowling stated that she is truly happy, and the reason for her boundless joy is her beloved children and a sincerely loving man.



Interesting Facts

Before the first publication of Harry Potter, it was the American publishing house Scholastic Incorporation that suggested Rowling to use a pseudonym. The author chose to supplement her name with the initials of her grandmother - Kathleen. This is how the pseudonym JK Rowling appeared. Even despite her official surname Murray, Joanna continues to write under the pseudonym that brought her worldwide popularity.

J.K. Rowling admits that today (as in the creation of her first book) she is inspired by the lyric concerts of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The writer says that she writes her masterpieces, armed with a pen and paper. Only after creating a draft by hand does the author types the text on a computer, then gives it to the publisher. If there are no notebook sheets at hand, she writes down thoughts on any objects. For example, the names of the faculties of the Hogwarts University of Magic were coined by J.K. Rowling on an airplane and written on a paper disposable bag.



J.K. Rowling today

JK Rowling is today the world's highest paid author. Rowling's entire literary heritage is estimated at hundreds of billions of dollars, and the Harry Potter trademark itself is estimated at about 15 billion dollars.

In the summer of 2016, the premiere of the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" took place in London. Contrary to numerous rumors and assumptions of fans, this work is not a full eighth part of the novel, but only a script for a theatrical production. The real authors of Cursed Child are Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

The work is a new story. It shows the action taking place 19 years after the events described in the Deathly Hallows.

In September 2016, Rowling's Pottermore portal launched new applications, which are compilations-additions to the main 7 parts of the fantastic saga about the wizard. The plots of these stories tell about several minor characters, about the history of the appearance of the prison of Azkaban, the Hogwarts school of magic.

In an interview with The Guardian, J.K. Rowling admitted that she is currently working hard on two works. New books will be published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The writer noted that the "new items" have nothing to do with Newt Scamander's character from the story "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," which was screened in America in the fall of 2016.




Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Tales of the Bard Beadle Random Vacancy Call of the Cuckoo Silkworm Serving Evil



Net Worth

Joanne Rowling 's estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details have been updated below.

Let's check, How Rich is Joanne Rowling in 2021 ?


Joanne Rowling Net Worth 2022

Joanne Rowling 's revenue is $ 1.6M in 2022. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Joanne Rowling and could vary in the range between $ 763.2K - $ 1.5M.

Year Estimation
December 2022 $ 81.2K - $ 131.8K
November 2022 $ 53.9K - $ 110K
October 2022 $ 60.3K - $ 120.7K
September 2022 $71.2K - $161.5K
August 2022 $58.3K - $147.2K
July 2022 $77.6K - $94.3K
June 2022 $74.1K - $157.9K
May 2022 $73.3K - $129.8K
April 2022 $64.8K - $165.8K
March 2022 $65K - $138.7K
February 2022 $76.2K - $157.4K
January 2022 $63.7K - $102.7K


Joanne Rowling Net Worth 2021

Joanne Rowling 's revenue is $1.8M in 2021. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Joanne Rowling and could vary in the range between $523.9K - $1.5M.

Year Estimation
December 2021 $78K - $139.3K
November 2021 $82.7K - $91.9K
October 2021 $60.4K - $156.4K
September 2021 $70.7K - $138.1K
August 2021 $68.2K - $90.4K
July 2021 $60.5K - $113.2K
June 2021 $48.3K - $105.5K
May 2021 $53K - $143.9K
April 2021 $68K - $160.8K
March 2021 $68.7K - $105.3K
February 2021 $53.5K - $87.5K
January 2021 $47.7K - $132.5K


Joanne Rowling Net Worth 2020

Joanne Rowling 's revenue is $1.1M in 2020. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Joanne Rowling and could vary in the range between $822.1K - $1.1M.

Year Estimation
December 2020 $44.5K - $92K
November 2020 $74.5K - $129.1K
October 2020 $67.9K - $110.6K
September 2020 $77.4K - $155.2K
August 2020 $76.1K - $91K
July 2020 $81.4K - $110.9K
June 2020 $68.8K - $154.7K
May 2020 $52.8K - $123.3K
April 2020 $76.2K - $118.6K
March 2020 $52.5K - $122.8K
February 2020 $49.8K - $131.3K
January 2020 $71.9K - $88.9K


Joanne Rowling Net Worth 2019

Joanne Rowling 's revenue is $1.7M in 2019. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Joanne Rowling and could vary in the range between $981.6K - $1.5M.

Year Estimation
December 2019 $74.8K - $112.2K
November 2019 $62.3K - $110.9K
October 2019 $58.5K - $85.5K
September 2019 $78.2K - $130.7K
August 2019 $70.7K - $140.9K
July 2019 $81.1K - $139.4K
June 2019 $63.7K - $128.5K
May 2019 $80.4K - $125.6K
April 2019 $73.7K - $112.9K
March 2019 $48.5K - $157.7K
February 2019 $49.4K - $158.1K
January 2019 $68.6K - $100.8K


Joanne Rowling Net Worth 2018

Joanne Rowling 's revenue is $1.3M in 2018. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Joanne Rowling and could vary in the range between $890.6K - $2M.

Year Estimation
December 2018 $57.2K - $108.4K
November 2018 $67.8K - $96.4K
October 2018 $61.8K - $97.9K
September 2018 $47K - $115.6K
August 2018 $62.4K - $141.7K
July 2018 $53.9K - $119.9K
June 2018 $76.4K - $112.4K
May 2018 $49.5K - $150.8K
April 2018 $42.3K - $120.4K
March 2018 $55.6K - $100.2K
February 2018 $60.6K - $123.8K
January 2018 $57K - $115.1K


Joanne Rowling Net Worth 2017

Joanne Rowling 's revenue is $1M in 2017. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Joanne Rowling and could vary in the range between $811.2K - $1.5M.

Year Estimation
December 2017 $49.8K - $130.7K
November 2017 $48K - $151.2K
October 2017 $74.2K - $146.1K
September 2017 $46.4K - $96.5K
August 2017 $69.3K - $108.1K
July 2017 $46.1K - $98.8K
June 2017 $60.4K - $151.2K
May 2017 $82.1K - $96K
April 2017 $45.7K - $96.7K
March 2017 $82K - $150.2K
February 2017 $49.7K - $87.7K
January 2017 $45K - $97.1K


Joanne Rowling Net Worth 2016

Joanne Rowling 's revenue is $1M in 2016. It is an approximate forecast of how rich is Joanne Rowling and could vary in the range between $664.2K - $1.6M.

Year Estimation
December 2016 $65.6K - $162.9K
November 2016 $54.9K - $144.8K
October 2016 $55.7K - $111.4K
September 2016 $50K - $96.9K
August 2016 $69.1K - $121.1K
July 2016 $64.6K - $112K
June 2016 $45.8K - $121.9K
May 2016 $64.9K - $100.4K
April 2016 $42.5K - $92.3K
March 2016 $72.8K - $141.1K
February 2016 $72.5K - $123.4K
January 2016 $41.8K - $127.2K


It is an overall forecast for the net worth of Joanne Rowling. The evaluation covers the latest 5 years and an approximation for next year. See above to learn how much money does Joanne Rowling makes a year.

The range above shows an estimation based on evaluation generated by public information about sponsorships or other sources found on the internet. It's summarized data from Joanne Rowling's projects existing in AidWiki's repository. It's an approximation of the revenue compiled by AidWiki and may not correspond with the real amount.