JK Rowling: From rags to riches
The creator of Harry Potter has certainly come a long way from when she was living on welfare to becoming Britain's 13th wealthiest woman. As JK Rowling celebrates her birthday today, CS gets up, close and personal with her:
>> Originally, Rowling wrote ‘Harry Potter’ to pay off her gas bills while living in a tiny flat with her baby daughter.
>> She wrote ten versions of the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
>> Whilst at University she had little money so, for friends’ birthdays, she wrote them personal little stories.
>> According to Forbes magazine in 2006, she is the first author billionaire.