Because It’s His Birthday: Harry Potter, By the Numbers

Per i fanatici del maghetto, un po’ di numeri per il compleanno! (Fonte: TIMES)


Happy birthday, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter! The author of the beloved fantasy novel series turns 48 on July 31; the exact age of her most famous creation (who not so coincidentally shares her birthdate) is unknown.

To mark this special day, we’ve put together this list of Harry Potter-themed numbers:

910 million

Amount, in dollars, of J.K. Rowling’s net worth

15 billion

Estimated value, in dollars, of the Harry Potter brand


Number of years J.K. Rowling spent writing the manuscript that would become Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


Number of publishers to which J.K. Rowling’s agency sent her 200-page partial manuscript of the book


Number of publishers that expressed interest in purchasing the rights to the book

Number of publishers that made an offer


Amount, in dollars, of the advance paid to J.K. Rowling by London-based publisher Bloomsbury one year later


Age, in years…

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