J.K. Rowling could easily fit in with your friends at a BBQ. She looks and behaves like an ordinary Mum, and is said to be the first to lend a hand washing dishes at any given dinner party. She’s just like all of us, though now she has exceptional wealth and a platform which advocates for the greater good.
Rowling has lived a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. She is the United Kingdom's best-selling living author, with sales in excess of £238M. The 2016 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at £600 million, ranking her as the joint 197th richest person in the UK.
Her delivery of the Graduation Speech at Harvard in 2008 epitomizes her ‘realness’:
“The first thing I would like to say is 'thank you.' Not only has Harvard given me an extraordinary honor, but the weeks of fear and nausea I have endured at the thought of giving this commencement address have made me lose weight. A win-win situation! Now all I have to do is take deep breaths, squint at the red banners and convince myself that I am at the world's largest Gryffindor reunion”.
J.K. Rowling has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump since the beginning of the election. The Harry Potter author has even compared the politician to her series’ villain, Voldemort, claiming he might be worse than "He-who-should-not-be-named."
Trending on Twitter (re; Trumps Capitalised Russia Rant):
J.K. Rowling ✔ @jk_rowling
Must be telling the truth. He used caps
If you need a good laugh, check out the best of their Twitter banter:
J.K Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband and relative poverty until she finished the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in 1997. Her rationale behind using "J.K" was she suspected young boys wouldn't want to read a book penned by a woman. Joanne is the name she was born with, and Kathleen is her Grandmothers name.
Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. In October 2010, Rowling was named the "Most Influential Woman in Britain" by leading magazine editors. She has supported charities including Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Lumos (formerly the Children's High Level Group).
J.K Rowling is indeed a Queen to be reckoned with ....