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JK Rowling Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Husband, Daughter, Books

JK Rowling Bio, Age, Net Worth 2022, Salary, Husband, Daughter, Books

Facts of Jessica Isabel Rowling

Full Name:Jessica Isabel Rowling
Birth Date:July 1, 1965
Age:58 years
Profession:Author, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter
MarriedNeil Michael Murray
DivorceJorge Arantes
Net Worth$900 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlond
Birth PlaceYate, Gloucestershire
Education University of Exeter
Father Peter James Rowling
MotherAnne Volant Rowling
SiblingsDianne Rowling
KidsJessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, Mackenzie, David,
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JK Rowling is most certainly a standout amongst the most proficient journalists of her generation. K. Rowling is an English novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter.

She is recognized for her writing the Harry Potter fantasy series which is a grand success in her career. Similarly, The books also are known to be the second highest-grossing film series in history have become international bestsellers, and have won multiple awards.

Early Life of JK Rowling

JK Rowling was born on June 31st, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England. This marks her age 57 years old as of 2022. Her birth name is Joanne Rowling with the birth sign Leo. Her father’s name is Peter James Rowling, who functioned as an architect at Rolls-Royce, and her mother Anne Volant Rowling is a science professional’ a half-Scottish and half-French. She holds British nationality and belongs to the British white ethnicity. She grew up with her sister named Dianne Rowling. Her childhood is full of joy as she remembers.

J.K Rowling childhood Picture
Caption: J.K Rowling’s childhood Picture
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Talking about her educational background, Rowling attended St Michael’s Primary School, as a child. She joined the secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother worked in the science department. Rowling took  A-levels in English, French, and German class. Rowling took the entrance exams for Oxford University but was not accepted in 1982. After that, she attended the University of Exeter and earned a BA in French and Classics in 1986. The University of Exeter’s journal Pegasus published a short essay written by Rowling in 1988.

JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter”

The true beginning of Joanne Rowling’s career is in the year 1997 when the first part of the series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” was published. However, they only have 1000 copies of it. The book was awarded Nestle Smarties Book Prize. Similarly, Rowling won her first international prize – the Вritish Book Award – for this book in 1998. After the grand success of the book, an auction was held for it. Likewise, The American publishing house “Scholastic Incorporation” paid $105 thousand and won publication rights.

Similarly, the sequel of the novel “The Chamber of Secrets” was published in 1998 summer. In 2000 “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”  third part was published. Likewise, the fourth part “Goblet of Fire” broke all sales records. In 24 hours 373 thousand books were sold.

Jessica Isabel Rowling
Caption: Jessica Isabel Rowling with her book
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Rowling also wrote and published the fifth part of the sensational saga “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” in 2003. Furthermore, the sixth book “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in 2005 came out. The book broke previous selling records in 204 hours 9 million books were sold. In 2007,  the seventh part of the novel about the magician boy – “The Deathly Hallows” – was written and published.

All 7 parts of the fantastic saga have been translated into 70 languages as of now. The Harry Potter book is one of the main reasons for her success.

JK Rowling’s Net Worth and Salary

JK Rowling has earned a huge amount of net worth from her professional career. She is the first billionaire author back in 2004. She has donated over $160 million in charitable donations due to her philanthropic nature. It reduced J.K. Rowling’s net worth to less than a billion. J.K. Rowling’s main source of her income is the sale of over 450 million copies of her Harry Potter book series. How can we forget about the Harry Potter film series?

As of 2019, her estimated net worth is to be more than $900 million. As of today, she is the highest-paid author and earns around $95 million annually.

Who is JK Rowling Married to? Know more about her Husband, Daughter, and Past Relationship

When Rowling moved to Portugal for a job, she met her first spouse, the TV journalist Jorge Arantes. The couple married in 1992. The couple shared their daughter Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes born in July 1993.

The writer did her best to save the family despite the difficult relationship with her husband. Rowling often had to endure the senses of jealousy, domestic violence, assault, and so on.  Unfortunately, she has accepted that her husband beat and threw her out of the house with the daughter.

Rowling returned to England in 1993. As a single mother, she has only state welfare (£70) and only the income of the writer. She continued to work hard despite the difficult financial situation.

J.K. Rowling with her husband, Neil Murray
Caption: J.K. Rowling with her husband, Neil Murray

The writer did not dare to create a new family because of her bad experience. She devoted her time to the books and her daughter. Joanne again decided to get married again 8 years later. Her husband Neil Michael Murray is also a writer and five years younger than Rowling.

The couple married in 2001. After their marriage, the couple shared their first child son David born in 2003. Similarly, the couple welcomed their second son Mackenzie born in 2005. As of now, the couple is living a blissful life with their children. According to Rowling her beloved children and loving husband are the reason for her endless joy.

JK Rowling Height, Weight

JK Rowling stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches with a body weight of 55 kg. She maintained a good body structure.  She has blonde color hair with blue eyes color.

Why Did She change her name?

She writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling her name. Joanne Rowling is her birth name. Her publishers asked to use two initials rather than her full name because a target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman. As she decided to choose K (for Kathleen) as the second initial of her pen name for her paternal grandmother. After her remarriage sometimes she used the name Joanne Murray for personal business. However, she also gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling.

The Career Journey of JK Rowling

  • The fact concerning the star’s beginning of artwork. At the age of 6, she has not stooped writing since that moment.
  • The Rowlings family moved to Tutshil, Wales in 1974 which became a shock for the 9-year-old girl.
  • Rowling also worked as a teacher.  She worked as a secretary for “Amnesty International” in  London after working as a researcher.
  • Rowling fell in love for the first time at this age and moved to Manchester with her boyfriend. In Manchester, she worked at the Chamber of Commerce.
  • The story of Harry Potter formed when she was on a four-hour-delayed train trip from Manchester to London.
  • A young boy attending a school of wizardry “came fully formed” the idea for a story into her mind in 1990.
  • Similarly, she began to write immediately after reaching her flat in Clapham Junction.
  • Rowling’s mother, Anne died after ten years of suffering from multiple sclerosis in December 1990.
  • Her mother’s death heavily affected her writing.
  • Though she channeled her own feelings of loss by writing about Harry’s feelings of loss in greater detail in the first book.

FAQ of J.K. Rowling

What is the nationality of J.K. Rowling?

J.K. Rowling holds British citizenship as a  nationality.

What is J.K. Rowling famous for?

J.K. Rowling is famous as the author of Harry Potter, who was on welfare while writing the first Harry Potter book and has invested a large portion of her fortune in UK real estate, taxes, and charity.

Why does J.K. Rowling use a pen name?

J.K. Rowling uses a pen because she wanted to keep her writing persona as far away from her as possible, so a male pseudonym seemed like a good idea. Also, she believes that she writes differently because it is a completely different genre.