Forbes named Rowling the highest-paid writer of 2017

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News of show business:In the last 12 months Rowling has earned $ 95 million.

Author of books about Harry Potter Joan Rowling became the highest-paid writer in the world in 2017. This writes the Rain, citing Forbes.

According to the edition, General condition, Rowling is 650 million dollars. This figure could be more if Rowling donated to charity about $ 150 million, said the magazine.

Over the past 12 months Rowling has earned $ 95 million. This is due to the publication of the play “Harry Potter and the cursed child” and the release of the film “Fantastic beasts and where they live”.

Second place in this ranking took the crime novelist James Patterson, who earned for the year 87 million. In third place Forbes put American writer Jeff Kinney (21 million dollars).

Last year first place in the ranking of the magazine took Patterson, and Rowling was in third place.

We will remind, the first the tale of Harry Potter celebrated its 20th anniversary. June 26, 1997, the London publishing house Bloomsbury released the book, Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone”.

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