JK Rowling Tops Forbes’ Highest-Earning Authors List

With her Harry Potter universe back on the stage and the screen, Jk Rowling has returned to the top of the list of the world’s top-earning authors, more than a decade after she last topped it.

Forbes’ annual list, compiled data from print, e-book and audio sales data, television and film earnings and industry expert opinion, estimates that the 52 year old author earned 95 million dollars in the twelve months to May 31st 2017 – more than 180 dollars per minute.

This figure was largely driven by the book-form sale of the manuscript for new play, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, which sold more 680,000 print copies in its first three days of sale in the UK when it was released last summer.

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