45 of the Richest Celebrities Whose Talent and Hard Work Has Translated into a Huge Net Worth
J.K. Rowling – $1 Billion
J.K. Rowling is a best-selling author who shot to fame in the early ’00s thanks largely to her “Harry Potter” books and the films made about them. This franchise based on young wizards was published almost two decades ago, but its popularity refuses to wane from the time the first novel was released in 1997, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.”
Rowling made most of her fortune from her best-selling franchise, including publishing sales, films, merchandise, and theme parks. The novels have actually sold over 500 million copies! No wonder she has racked up her wealth to $1 billion.