JK Rowling is a famous British author, who is known worldwide for her popular Harry Potter children’s book series.
She is also famous for amassing a fortune of $850 million, which makes her one of the richest persons in the world.
The source of her wealth is the royalty earned through her Harry Potter series of books of which she has sold more than 450 million copies and also its movie franchise that has earned her around $8 billion.
She is also known for her generous charities. She has donated about $150 million to different charities.
Part of her success as writer is due to the fact that Rowling is able to touch readers at an emotional level.