J.K.Rowling – £804 million

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Top ten earning authors – JK Rowling (Photo by Dan Hallman)

JK Rowling is a true rags to riches to tale. While struggling to support herself and her daughter on benefits from the goverment, Rowling had an idea about a book on a train from Manchester to London in 1990 and Harry Potter was born!

Rowling suffered a number of rejections before she sold her first book, (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) for the equivalent of about £3,200. Rowling is now Britain’s 13th wealthiest woman!

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