J.K. Rowling Bio, Net Worth, Height, Facts

J.K. Rowling
  • Name: J.K. Rowling
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
  • Occupation: Novelist
  • Net Worth: US $1 Billion
  • Status: Alive

J.K. Rowling is a British author, screenwriter and creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series. Harry Potter is the best-selling book series and the second highest-grossing film series in history. Joanne Rowling was born on July 31, 1965 in Yate, England. Her father, Peter James, is an engineer and her mother, Anne Volant, died from multiple sclerosis in 1990. She has a younger sister named Dianne. Rowling attended Wyedean School in Chepstow, Wales. She continued her education at Exeter University where she majored in French.

Rowling moved to Portugal in 1990 to teach English as a foreign language. She moved to Scotland three years later to be closer to her sister. The manuscript for Rowling’s first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was finalized in 1995. She sold the rights to Bloomsbury Publishing following multiple rejections form other publishing houses. The book was published in England in 1997. It won a series of awards including the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, and the British Book Award. The book was renamed to ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ and published in the United States in 1998 by Scholastic Inc.

Rowling’s second novel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, was published in 1998. She followed up with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007). The play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ was released in 2016 by Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. Other books by Rowling include, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, The Casual Vacancy, and Cuckoo Calling. The film series consists of 8 films with a worldwide gross exceeding $7 billion. The series stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

J.K. Rowling is 5ft 4in tall and has a net worth of $1 billion. Her first husband was Portuguese tv journalist ‘Jorge Arantes’. They were married from 1992 to 1995 and they had a daughter named Jessica. Rowling married her second husband ‘Neil Murray’ in December 2001 and they have two children, David Gordon, and Mackenzie Jean.

J.K. Rowling Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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J.K. Rowling Age, Birthday, Married

  • Birth Name: Joanne Rowling
  • Birthday: July 31, 1965
  • How Old : Age: 51 years old
  • Place of Birth: Yate, Gloucestershire, England
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 4in (163 cm)
  • Occupation: Novelist
  • Years Active: 1997-present
  • Net Worth : Salary: US $1 Billion
  • Marriage(s): Jorge Arantes, Neil Murray
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive
  • Official Site: jkrowling.com

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