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Joanne Rowling

Also Known As: "J. K. Rowling", "Joanne Kathleen Rowling", "Jo"
Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Yate, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter John Rowling and Anne Volant
Wife of <private> Murray
Ex-wife of <private> Arantes
Mother of <private> Arantes; Minor Child and Minor Child
Sister of <private> Moore (Rowling)

Occupation: Internationally-bestselling author, producer, philanthropist
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Arantes
    • <private> Arantes
    • <private> Murray
    • Minor Child
    • Minor Child
    • mother
    • <private> Moore (Rowling)

About J. K. Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE (born 31 July 1965), better known as J. K. Rowling is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the idea for which was conceived on a train trip from Manchester to London in 1990 The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies and been the basis for a popular series of films, in which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts as well as maintaining creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment. Rowling is perhaps equally famous for her "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. As of March 2011, when its latest world billionaires list was published, Forbes estimated Rowling's net worth to be US$1 billion. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at £560 million ($798 million), ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in Great Britain. Forbes ranked Rowling as the forty-eighth most powerful celebrity of 2007, and Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fandom. In October 2010, J. K. Rowling was named 'Most Influential Woman in Britain' by leading magazine editors. She has become a notable philanthropist, supporting such charities as Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, and Lumos (formerly the Children's High Level Group).

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J. K. Rowling's Timeline

July 31, 1965
Yate, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
October 16, 1992
Age 27
November 17, 1993
Age 28
December 26, 2001
Age 36
Perthshire, UK