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We Love J.K. Rowling

The master mind behind Harry Potter

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    Happy Birthday J.K born on July 31, 1965
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    Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE, FRSL, pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series
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    The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies making them the best-selling book series in history
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    Rowling has led a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on social security to multi-millionaire status within five years.
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    In October 2010, J. K. Rowling was named 'Most Influential Woman in Britain' by leading magazine editors
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    She has become a notable philanthropist, supporting such charities as Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, and Lumos (formerly the Children's High Level Group).
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    Harry Potter is now a global brand worth an estimated $15 billion and the last four Harry Potter books have consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history
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    Forbes has named Rowling as the first person to become a U.S.-dollar billionaire by writing books
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    In regards to the possibility of an eighth Harry Potter book, she has said, "I can't say I'll never write another book about that world just because I think, what do I know, in ten years' time I might want to return to it but I think it's unlikely."
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    In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rowling gave credit to her mother for the success of the series saying that "the books are what they are because she died...because I loved her and she died."