JK Rowling has been cited as the highest paid author in the world and the Forbes list has named her Europe’s highest paid celebrities of 2017. The Harry Potter author has secured the first position in the list with an earning of USD 95 million in 2016. Forbes released its Europe’s Highest-Paid Celebrities Of 2017 and the results have left many people startled. JK Rowling’s earnings have been making news time and again, whether it is her dropping the ‘Billionaire’ status because of her charity work or her phenomenal earnings in the previous year. Forbes India Rich List 2017: Only 3 Women Billionaires Feature in Top 100 Richest Person in India

According to Forbes’ estimate, the before taxes earnings of JK Rowling comes up to USD 95 million and almost half of this earning came from her co-writing the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The script of The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play was also sold separately and became a best-selling book Rowling’s native Britain after selling 1,372,402 copies. The book had also topped charts in the US and played a monumental role in JK Rowling’s rise in this list. Priyanka Chopra is Eight Highest Paid TV Actress Worldwide: Forbes Releases World’s Highest-Paid TV Actresses 2017 List

JK Rowling has also coined the third highest paid celebrity in the world in Forbes 100 list that was released earlier this year. The second position in Forbes Europe’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2017 List was taken by none other than Portugal Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo with earnings of USD 93 million while the Grammy-winning band Coldplay was placed third on the list with an earning of USD 88 million. The Top 20 people in the Forbes Europe’s Highest-Paid Celebrities of 2017 List earned $1.06 billion combined in 12 months before taxes and management fees. Two New Harry Potter Books Ready to Release! JK Rowling Surprises HP Fandom With A History of Magic

The Forbes Richest List for Europe was topped by the boy band, One direction last year. While the change in the earnings is a happy surprise for many, this list also highlights the lack of women who earn higher amounts. While JK Rowling topped the list and singer Adele was placed fourth, they were the only two women in the list of 20 Europe’s richest. We hope that this culture changes soon as more talented and hard-working personalities are recognised and leave a mark with their financial earning as well.