JK Rowling named world’s highest-earning author by Forbes
August 5, 2017 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has been named a world’s many highly-paid author with gain of £72.2m ($95m) this year.
The Edinburgh-based author kick Dan Brown, Stephen King and John Grisham to tip Forbes’ list of a 10 tip earners in a tellurian attention for a initial time in roughly 10 years.
Fans recently distinguished a 20th anniversary of her initial book.
She has created a serve 6 Harry Potter titles.
The full 2017 list:
1. JK Rowling (Harry Potter) – $95m (£72,183,000)
2. James Patterson (Women’s Murder Club) – $87m (£66,316,000)
3. Jeff Kinney (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) – $21m (£16,000,000)
4. Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) – $20m (£15,250,000)
5. Stephen King (The Dark Tower) – $15m (£11,434,000)
6. John Grisham (The Innocent Man) – $14m (£10,672,000)
7. Nora Roberts (Year One) – $14m (£10,672,000)
8. Paula Hawkins (The Girl On The Train) – $13m (£9,909,000)
9. EL James (Fifty Shades Of Grey) – $11.5m (£8,766,000)
=10. Danielle Steel (The Duchess) – $11m (£8,385,000)
=10. Rick Riordan – $11m (£8,385,000)
On Wednesday it was announced that a theatre play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will pierce to Broadway subsequent year.
The mother-of-three, 52, initial began essay about a wizarding universe while struggling to make ends accommodate vital as a singular mom on advantages in Edinburgh.
The books’ recognition shortly done her a multi-millionaire and she has given expelled several other novels, founded children’s gift Lumos, and amassed some-more than 11 million Twitter supporters penetrating to keep lane of her regularly-shared thoughts on domestic and amicable issues.
Aside from Rowling, a US business magazine’s list also includes British authors Paula Hawkins and EL James – whose particular novels The Girl On The Train and 50 Shades Of Grey have both been incited into vital cinema in new years – while a others are all American.
List organisers combined that Game Of Thrones creator George RR Martin, The Fault In Our Stars author John Green and Divergent trilogy author Veronica Roth, only unsuccessful to make a tip 10.