Thursday, June 15, 2017

Rowling Back Among Forbes 100 Highest Paid Celebrities

J.K. Rowling has returned to Forbes magazine's World Celebrity 100 list after a three-year hiatus with $95 million in earnings "from her bestselling Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, an estimated cut of profits from 2016's top-grossing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and payouts from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter." She earned the #3 spot, just behind musicians Sean Combs and Beyoncé Knowles.

As usual, the list was dominated by entertainment and sports stars, with James Patterson being the only other author to crack the top 100 at #9 ($87 million).
Although most of the Forbes' Celebrity 100 have had books written about them and a few have even written their own, the "personalities" category also includes some who regularly make bestseller lists as writers, including Dr. Phil McGraw (#15, $79 million), Bill O'Reilly (#71, $37 million) and Sean Hannity (#77, $36 million).

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