Joanne Rowling, one of the most famous writers for the past decade and “the mother” of Harry Potter, is also the first ever writer to become a billionaire. But that’s not all : there are only 14 self-made female billionaires in the world and Rowling is one of them. In comparison, there are more than 600 men who have managed to earn a billion by themselves.
The writer, declared the 13th most powerful woman in Britain by BBC Radio, is the owner of an enviable fortune : a 19th century mansion near Perth, Scotland and a $7 million luxury home in Kensington, London, located in a 24-hour security area.
J.K. Rowling is certainly a very rich woman but she never forgets those in need : the authors contributes financially to various causes among which children’s welfare, research and treatment of multiple sclerosis, disabled artists and performers fundraisers and many other philanthropic ones.