- JK Rowling has a net worth of $800 million.
- Her earnings are well into the billions but, she has paid taxes and made charitable contributions.
- Rowling is most popularly known as the author of the Harry Potter series.
The Harry Potter series has enchanted readers of all ages. The first book Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone was released in 1997. Over the past twenty years, the books have become a worldwide phenomenon. The characters in the book were brought to life in the Harry Potter movies in which Daniel Radcliffe is cast as Harry Potter.
JK Rowling Net Worth
Based on estimates, JK Rowling has a net worth of over $1 billion. However, Rowling has previously denied being a billionaire. So, let us take a look at her earnings.
There are many numbers being thrown around as estimates of JK Rowling’s net worth. The New York Times, has looked closely at the earnings of JK Rowling.
The Harry Potter book series earned a revenue of $7.7 billion. Assuming she earned a 15% royalty. The report estimates the authors earnings to be $1.15 billion from the seven Harry Potter books.
Next, the author has used the name Robert Galbraith to publish adult mystery books. The earnings from these books were $50 million.
She sold the film rights of the first four Harry Potter movies with an estimated profit of $652 million.
Next, JK Rowling sold the rights to her movies to NBC Universal. A portion of those earnings amounts to $125 million.
The Harry Potter franchise has an attraction at Universal Studios, in multiple countries across the globe. JK Rowling served as a consultant for the Universal Studios attraction. Considering she has a deal with Universal Studios for the attraction this is an additional earnings of $100 million.
She has other projects that have not been factored into the earnings. Adding up the numbers we have currently, gives us a net worth of over $2.2 billion. However, we have not factored in taxes and charitable contributions. Britain has a tax rate of 45 percent.
JK Rowling has denied being a billionaire. She has also made donations of over $150 million. We estimate JK Rowling has a net worth of over $800 million.