Rowling is an enigma, a colossus and rags-to-riches exemplified through wizardry from being a destitute single mother on welfare to becoming a billionaire. She rode into fame and fortune with her wildly successful Harry Potter series which more than 11 million copies were sold in the first 24 hours.
Fortune: Self made
Marital Status: divorced, 2 children
Education: High School, Diploma, Dropped Out of school in eight grade
Rowling, Born in Bristol, England into a middle class family. Hit hard by the death of her mother, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, and left for Portugal where she married and had a daughter.
She returned to Edinburgh a single mom; lived on welfare while finishing her first Harry Potter tale and rode into the billionaire circle.