Rowling's sizable increase in wealth

  July 21, 2003 at 9:19 PM ET
  James     The Leaky Cauldron (via The Scotsman)

In this editor's opinion, she deserves every galleon, sickle, and knut of her income. In fact, she should have more.

JK Rowling is one of just a handful of wealthy Britons whose net worth has actually grown. Her bank balance is understood to have risen by about £50 million last year, to £280 million, and, as the Harry Potter books and merchandise continue to bewitch children, shares in her publisher, Bloomsbury, have soared in value.

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