For those who don't know who JK Rowling is as of yet, she is the British author of the often mischievous and occasionally mystical character Harry Potter. For those who have not heard of Harry Potter, do not fret, it is of little importance, but I will wonder where you have been over the past number of years that you wouldn't have heard of this popular fictional character. Nevertheless, I was reading about JK Rowling and found out that since '97, when she published her first Harry Potter book, she has personally made well over 1 Billion dollars. There have been over 250 Million copies of the 6 HP books sold already, even at $15 per book (which most likely averages more like $20) the total sales would be worth over 3.75 Billion. The 4 HP movies have brought in well over 3 Billion in the world wide box office, with HP4 still going very strong. These, along with strong current book sales, the very likely 3 more HP blockbuster movies, a 7th book in the works and the millions in merchandising. I will let you do the math, but as you can easily tell Rowling has created an impressive multi-Billion dollar empire. As mentioned Rowling has planned just one more installment in the book series, but she is planning on taking her time on it. Over the past 8 years she has gone from being a welfare mother to a Billion dollar lady. A truly impressive feat.