J.K Rowling

by: Zoe Lewkowitz & Sophia Prud'homme

Who is she?

Her full name is Joanne Rowling. When she first published the Harry Potter books, she wanted to have her gender unknown, so she went under the initials "J.K". the "K" stood for her grandmother's name "Kathleen". J.K Rowling is famous for her work as the author of the book series "Harry Potter" and how she turned her book into an empire, which also consists of a major theme park. She used to work as a researcher for Amnesty University and She also moved to Portugal working as a Language teacher for a short amount of time.
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History

J.K Rowling was born on July 31, 1965. Her parents are Anne Volant Rowling and Peter Rowling. She had one sibling whose name was Dianne Rowling. She went to Exeter University, where she earned her degree in French & Classics spending a year in Paris to earn it.

New Products

A new Harry Potter play is going to be known as the eighth book in the series. Titled Harry Potter and the cursed child, it is placed 19 years after the Deathly Hallows (7th book). J.K Rowling revealed this in a synopsis on Pottermore on Oct. 23rd.
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Net Worth

She has a Net Worth of $1 billion, and the Harry Potter franchise is worth $15 billion

Philanthropy

J.K Rowling supports a wide number of charities through her charitable trust "Volant."
She's the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of children. She also paid a substantial donation of $10 million to the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) to fund the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, named after her deceased mother who died of multiple sclerosis at age 45. in 2012, JK Rowling gave away $160 million to charities, adding up to 16% of her Net Worth.

Fun Facts

JK Rowling currently lives Edinburgh with her Husband and three children.
The Harry Potter franchise expanded so much that it was made into several movies, and soon a theme park named "the Wizarding World of Harry potter" located at Universal studios, in Orlando,Florida. Emma Watson,(Hermione Granger), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and the rest of the cast were like a family. In the movies, you're able to see how much the actors grew up throughout the series,
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