JK Rowling makes £136 per minute so enjoy squeezing everything out of your last pay


File photo dated 30/07/16 of JK Rowling. Fans celebrated the birthdays of the author and her most famous creation, Harry Potter.
Some figures to make you sweat a little (Picture: PA Wire)

JK Rowlings salaries may make you reconsider … everything.

That is, of course, unless youre are making £136 per minute and not spending £136 in one minute after attempting – and failing – to walk past your favourite high street store.

(That may or may not have been a specific example.)

The Harry Potter author is pretty loaded compared to the average person and its because of her hit book series making it onto the big screens globally.

According to Wordery – who has released a new tool that allows you to find out how long it would take the worlds highest paid authors to earn your salary based on the Forbes Rich List – some of the most famous writers are doing pretty okay for themselves.

File photo dated 27/09/12 of JK Rowling, whose gritty crime drama Strike will return to screens following the release of the latest novel in the series, Lethal White.
Rowling is the worlds first billionaire author (Picture: PA Wire)

The research says that Rowling takes the crown as the highest paid author earning £3.40 per word against the average typing speed.

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The 53-year-olds net worth reportedly sits at $1 Billion (£779 million).

She has penned books under the name JK Rowling and Robert Galbraith and is the worlds first billionaire author.

Horror novel writer Stephen King appears in the top 5 bestselling authors with at least 87 books written over 44 years.

Childrens writer Jeff Kinney is the worlds bestselling childrens author making £16,113,300 per year.

This news will either make you super ambitious or highly demotivated. Take your pick.

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This comes after it was confirmed that JK Rowling is suing her former personal assistant for allegedly using her money to go on a £24,000 spending spree.

The author claims Amanda Donaldson broke strict working agreements by using her funds to buy luxury cosmetics and gifts.

Donaldson, 35, of Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, worked for Rowling between February 2014 and April 2017 before she was sacked for gross misconduct.

Legal papers lodged at Airdrie Sheriff Court allege Donaldson wrongly benefited to a value of £23,696.32 by spending on a company business credit card and taking Harry Potter merchandise.

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