JK Rowling Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram

JK Rowling Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height, Weight, Awards, and Instagram.

JK Rowling Net Worth: JK Rowling is a British author and movie producer who has a net worth of $1 billion.

JK Rowling is one of the wealthiest private citizens in the United Kingdom and the first author in the world to achieve a net worth of $1 billion.

JK Rowling Net Worth


Joanne Rowling was born on the 31st July, 1965, in Yate, United Kingdom. Rowling graduated by earning a B.A. in French from The University of Exeter.

Post this, she worked as a researcher in London before moving to Manchester. Due to her expertise in the language, she was later enrolled in an advertising assignment which caused her to move to Portugal. She later married a Portuguese and had a daughter in the latter half of 1993.

However, Rowling’s marriage didn’t last long. While her daughter was still an infant, the couple split up, causing Rowling to return home to the UK to her sister.

The marriage was an abusive roller-coaster for her which ended up pushing her into clinical depression.

When she believed to have hit a dead-end with no stable life even after 7 years of graduation, Rowling contemplated committing suicide too.

The third book of the Harry Potter series introduces ‘Dementors’ or soul-sucking creatures. The inspiration for dementors for J.K. Rowling were her own thoughts that ran about in her mind when she was battling with depression and suicidal tendencies.

The first few chapters of her first book were typed on an old-style manual typewriter at her home. Following this, she always preferred to continue her writing in cafes because that gave her an opportunity to let her baby out for walks too.

In early 1995, J.K. Rowling completed her first book of the Harry Potter series and asked a reader to review the first three chapters.  Since the response was overwhelming, she decided to try her hand at publishing.

She sent out drafts of her book to 12 publishing houses in London and was rejected by them all. A year later, one publishing house in London decided to publish The Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone; and Rowling was given a cheque of £1500 in advance.

The success of the first book was overwhelming and was later even published in the USA under the name ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’

J.K. Rowling wasn’t so fond of the change but couldn’t do much about it due to her weak financial position at that time.

The second book ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ was out in 1998, and the third one ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ the following year. Both books went on to fetch Rowling the Smarties Prize for her unparalleled contribution to art.

‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ was released in the year 2000, and went on to sell 3 million copies within the first 48 hours of its release, breaking all records.

The fifth installment of the series ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ came out 3 years later making everyone believe that Rowling had struck a writer’s block when she hadn’t.

2005 saw the sixth book ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’, which sold 9 million copies within the first 24 hours.

The seventh and final book ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ saw the series coming to an end in 2007. The journey made J.K. Rowling a tremendous amount of money and fame.

JK Rowling Net Worth

Height and Weight

Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)


At the 2012 summer Olympics in London, JK was one of the featured British dignitaries in the opening ceremony. She read a portion of JM Barrie’s book Peter Pan during her portion of the ceremony.

Net Worth 2020

J.K Rowling’s net worth is currently roughly $1 billion.


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