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J. K. Rowling Wiki, Husband, Net Worth, Education

Updated On: 12 Jun, 2019

J. K. Rowling Wiki, Husband, Net Worth, Education

J. K. Rowling is a Britsh high-profile novelist widely acclaimed for the hit Harry Potter series. She is the mastermind behind the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and its franchise.

Apart from Harry Potter, J.K. is a writer of The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo's Calling

Wiki- Family And Exclusive Facts

A native of Yate, Gloucestershire, England, J. K. Rowling was born as Joanne Rowling on 31 July 1965. Her height is 1.65 m and holds British nationality. The novelist wanted to become a writer from an early age and wrote a story Rabbit at the age of six. 

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Her father Peter James Rowling was a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer and her mother Anne Rowling was a science technician. J.K. had family difficulties during her childhood, as her mother, Anne got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had a sad demise. In her family, Rowling has a sister named Dianne with whom she moved to the nearby village Winterbourne at the age four.

For her education, Rowling attended St Michael's Primary School and studied A-level courses in high school. At the age of 36, she took an entrance examination at the college of Oxford University but got rejected. Later, she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in French and Classics from the University of Exeter. 

Relationship With First Husband

Creator of Harry Potter, J.K. has been married twice. She was in Portugal as an English teacher when she had a romantic encounter with her first husband, Jorge Arantes. She and the Portuguese TV journalist tied a knot on 16 October 1992 in Portugal.

Together, they had one child named Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes- named after Jessica Mitford. Their daughter was born in Portugal on 27 July 1993. Before the birth of Jessica, J.K. suffered a miscarriage back in 1992.

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She and her first husband Jorge could not sail their marital relationship, and they finalized their divorce in November 1993. Several reports claimed J.K. suffered domestic abuse which tore their relationship apart.

Second Husband/ Two Children

Jessica is an example of the quote, 'The price of success is hard work, dedication, and the determination.' She was depressed after the failed marital relationship and being jobless as a single mother at the same time, but did not lose hope and focused on writing. 

Eventually, she succeeded and went from being the single struggling mom to the world's most successful author. Meanwhile, in the mid of rollercoaster ride, she met a Scottish anesthetist named Dr. Neil Scott Murray, and fortunately, the couple sailed the journey to peak and valley together. Eventually, they tied a knot on 26 December 2001.

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J. K. Rowling and her second husband Dr. Neil Scott Murray in July 2016 (Photo: Twitter)

J.K. and her supportive second husband Scott have two children. Their first child, a son named David Gordon Rowling Murray was born on 24 May 2003. A couple of years later on 23 January 2005, they welcomed a daughter Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray.

Lucky is J.K., whose second marriage is in the pace to surpass 18 years of marriage soon.

Net Worth

J. K. Rowling went rags to the riches just by writing books and savors the hefty net worth of $1 billion as a British novelist and movie producer. The writer of the hit Harry Potter franchise who once considered committing suicide became the first person to become a billionaire just by writing books. However, she has no greed for chunks of money, which is why, in 2004, she dropped her rank from the Forbes billionaire list in order to donate money to charity.

Definitely, J.K.'s fortunes have opened her door to become a philanthropist. She has supported numerous charities like Comic Relief, Gingerbread, and donated the auctioned off handwriting copies of Tales of Beedle the Bard for millions to a charity.