J.K Rowling- The Woman who gave us Harry Potter.

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The famous and inspiring personality who is known as J.K Rowling was born on July 31st 1965, in Yate, England. When she was 23 months old, her sister was born named Dianne.

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Rowling was very much inspired in writing imaginary stories which she often read to her sister. She studied in Wyedean school and college as her mother was working in the same college in the science department.

She was very disturbed and unhappy during her teenage years because her mother was suffering from multiple sclerosis and also had a stressed relationship with her father.

She was rejected in entrance exams for Oxford University. Rowling then did a B.A in French and classics at the University of Exeter in Paris. After spending one year in Paris, she graduated from Exeter in 1986 and moved to London where she was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International. Her short Essay titled “What was the name of that Nymph Again?” was published by the University of Exeter Journal.

Later she moved to Porto, Portugal, to teach English as a foreign language. She was struggling by ensuring to teach at day and was writing in the night.  She got married to Jorge Arantes, a journalist. Rowling suffered a miscarriage and later they were blessed with a child name Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes. It was also rumoured that Rowling suffered from domestic abuse during her marriage, although the source is unknown. The couple got separated and Rowling with her infant moved to Edinburg, Scotland.  This was a very difficult phase for her because her marriage had failed, she was jobless with her child. She was also diagnosed with depression and contemplated suicide. She signed up for welfare benefits characterizing her economic situation as “poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.”

She was divorced in 1994 and later she began a teacher training course in August 1995 at the Moray House School of Education, at Edinburgh University, after that she wrote novels in many Cafés.

From 1995 her great time began, she finished her manuscript for Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone. She received a great response on that by Bryony Evans, who had been asked to review the book’s first three chapters. The book was then submitted to 12 Publishing houses, which was initially rejected by all. Later she was finally given the green light by editor Barry Cunningham from Bloomsbury, a publishing house in London. She was advised to take a day job because of little hope of making money from Children’s book.

In 1997 she received 8000 Pounds from the Scottish art council to continue writing. There was no stop for J.K Rowling after this. After a series of her Harry Potter book published, she received many awards for her books and was named the best Author. She approximately received 21 plus awards for the Harry Potter series.

In October 1998, Warner Bros. purchased the film rights of the first two novels for a seven-figure sum.  Chris Columbus directed the first two films. Harry Potter, all series were released from 2001 to 2011. During this course of time, the directors collaborated with J.K Rowling and considered her desires a thought while making her contract. Her main thought was to shot all the films in Britain and an all- British cast which was adhered in all the films. Also, Coca-Cola was partnered related to all the film series, so that they can donate to the American Charity and also several community charity programs.

In September 2013, Warner Bros. announced an “expanded creative partnership” with Rowling, based on a planned series of films about Newt Scamander, author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The first film, scripted by Rowling, was released in November 2016 and is set roughly 70 years before the events of the main series. In 2016, it was announced that the series would consist of five films, with the second scheduled for release in November 2018.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”

She won a First Billionaire award by writing books from Forbes and the second richest female entertainer and among the 1062 richest people in the world. In 2017, Rowling was worth an estimated £650 million according to the Sunday Times Rich List.[109] She was named the most highly paid author in the world with earnings of £72 million ($95 million) a year by Forbes magazine in 2017.

In 2000, Rowling established the Volant Charitable Trust, which uses its annual budget of £5.1 million to combat poverty and social inequality. The fund also gives to organisations that aid children, single parent families, and multiple sclerosis research.

It is very inspiring to see that nothing is impossible if you believe in achieving your dream. This is only possible if your hard work and efforts are 100% and J.K Rowling is the live example of this.

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