JK one of entertainment's richest women
January 18, 2007 at 8:01 AM ET
HPANA (via Forbes.com)
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JK Rowling, who is currently working on the last book in the Harry Potter series, has been named on Forbes '20 Richest Women in Entertainment.' Ms. Rowling, at the number two spot, follows Oprah Winfrey with Martha Stewart, Madonna and Celine Dion rounding out the top five.
According to Forbes:
The one-time single mom on welfare is the brains behind Harry Potter, one of the most successful book franchises in history. The sixth installment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was the fastest-selling book in history, according to Guinness World Records. The film series--from which Rowling enjoys a cut of royalties and merchandising--has also proven astoundingly successful, with the total gross for the four films already released topping $3.5 billion. Rowling is the only career author on Forbes' Billionaires list.
The list includes:
On January 20th E! Entertainment will feature a one-hour special on these women at 6 p.m. EST. Check your local listings.
UPDATE: You can download the video featuring JK here (please remember to right-click and save target as...).