Is JK Rowling’s net worth going down? Why is she losing money? With her highly-successful “Harry Potter” books, how could such rumors go around?
It can be noted that aside from the multi-million dollars that she earned from her books, the movie-adaptation was also a big hit. Therefore, hearing such report might have come as a huge surprise to her fans and the people around her. Snopes gave an explanation why such scenario happened to her.
Based on the list of billionaires, which Forbes released, it can be observed that the name of J.K. Rowling was no longer there, which implies that her net worth could have dived.
Amid this scenario, Snopes cited two main reasons.
“J.K. Rowling dropped off the Forbes billionaires list in 2012 due to a combination of factors, including the estimated $160 million she donated to charity and Britain’s high tax rates,” the report said.
While rumors have pointed out that she was the first billionaire to be deleted from the list, Snopes debunked the claims. The site hinted that there were other billionaires who were dropped off the list ahead of her.
In the meantime, J.K. Rowling just proved that she is not only a champion for charitable initiatives as she also came out as the newest defender of British Olympian Tom Daley. As reported by Attitude UK, the writer behind the widely-popular fantasy series took to Twitter to slam those who posted nasty comments towards the British diver.
Tom Daley failed to make it into the 10m dive finals, thus, prompting some “to send him abuse and homophobic hate.”
“Can’t decide which is more offensive in this tweet, the stupidity or the spite,” she wrote.
This is in response to a tweet Christian Voice that bashed him for being gay, “Turning gay doesn’t seem to have done Tom Daley any favours at #Rio2016.”