J.K. Rowling No Longer A Billionaire, Just An Awesome Person
J.K. Rowling was the first female novelist to make the Forbes billionaire list--but she's since been booted from the prestigious lineup.
Between the high tax rate in the United Kingdom and a lot of charitable giving, she's not a billionaire anymore.
Rowling, who has a mysterious new non-Potter novel coming this summer, was once a single mother on welfare, and it seems she hasn't forgotten her roots. She's been a frequent--and apparently, heavy--contributor to One Parent Families. She also founded her own charity, Lumos, which helps children in Eastern Europe.
The author told Mother Nature Network:
“You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently," Rowling said.
Good on you, J.K.
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