If you heard about an unemployed author that went from living on state benefits that became a multi-millionaire in five years and later a billionaire, would you believe it? This is the breathtaking story of Joanne K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.
Joanne K. Rowling is a very famous novelist from Yate, Gloucestershire. Her biography reveals how big her passion as a writer is. At the age of six, Joanne wrote her first book known as Rabbit. The desire to be a great writer never faded away. During a long journey in the train in 1990, the idea of writing a story about a young wizard visiting a school of witchcraft crossed her mind. 1993 was the years she gave birth to a cute baby girl, whose father was a Portuguese journalist. Long story short, the relationship didn’t work out. No matter how tough the life as a teacher and single raising mother must have been, Joanne continued writing her book with passion.
Those who know the first book of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone, which was published in 1997, notice how detailed Rowling expresses the feelings Harry had towards his parents. This leads back to the hard reality. The author’s mother died when she was writing the first book. In other words, Joanna put her own feelings on paper.
The fact that the series are a superior story, makes it hard to believe that Joanne K. Rowling had a hard time finding a publisher. To be exact, 12 publishing houses rejected her until a little publisher known as Bloomberg gave her the deserved chance. The Harry Potter novelist was also diagnosed with clinical depression and suffers from insomnia, which makes working late nearly impossible for her. Nevertheless, she fulfilled her task as a great writer.
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. -Jim Rohn
Joanne K. Rowling’s books were so good, that the fourth book sold 372’775 copies on its publishing day in the UK. The final book even surpassed the fourth one with 11 million copies in the USA and UK. How big her net worth is can only be estimated. But one billion US$ should’t be far-fetched.