JK Rowling is certainly one of the world’s most inspirational women who have encouraged millions of people around the globe to believe in their talents and work hard at them! Despite the numerous odds that were stacked high against her, she managed to outlive the fate of poverty that befalls many avid writers and today, she has a highly enviable net worth!
We are talking about the writer of the Harry Porter series of books! Yes, the books that many young people are seriously hooked to and hide beneath their pillows at night! Hers is the typical “grass to grace” story.
The British author and movie producer is considered to be one of the richest private citizens in the United Kingdom and no doubt, the first author to hit the $1 billion net worth the world over! She was born in Yate, England in 1965 and took up French and the Classics at the University of Exeter.
She would then become a researcher and then travelled to Portugal to be an English teacher. Things did not flow as smoothly as she might have expected in Portugal because the man she married turned out to be abusive and she soon left to go back home after a failed marriage. Read more