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Joanne Rowling, better known as J.K. Rowling, is known for creating a fictional world of wizards, witches and evil necromancers that enticed fans from all walks of life.
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If you have seen or read at least one of the seven Harry Potter books, you know this British author's work, which has helped her earn a networth of approximately $92 million, according to estimates by Forbes.
However, the road to becoming the world's highest-paid author who also collects a hefty paycheck from theme parks, theatrical productions and films, Rowling battled a plethora of personal struggles from dealing with an abusive husband to living on government assistance as a single mother.
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In 1965, Rowling was born at Yate General Hospital near Bristol. Her childhood was split between Gloucestershire in England and in Chepstow, Gwent, in south-east Wales. She grew up surrounded by books and knew at a very young age that she wanted to be an author, according to her website.
“I lived for books,’’ she once said. “I was your basic common-or-garden bookworm, complete with freckles and National Health spectacles.”
Rowling wrote her first book at the mere age of 6 and her first novel at 11 years old, long before the creation of the beloved Harry Potter series, which was later adapted into eight films between 2001 to 2011.