Forbes named Rowling the highest-paid writer

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British writer, author of a series of books about boy wizard Harry Potter Joan Rowling became the highest paid writer in the world, says Forbes magazine.

As writes the edition, last year, the author earned $ 95 million. The reason for that is that Rowling has topped the rating of writers, was its return to the series with the publication of the play «Harry Potter and the cursed child».

Fifth place went to Stephen king, who earned $ 15 million thanks to its new, 55th book «relieved». Fourth place was taken by the author of the book «da Vinci Code» Dan brown ($20 million), the third — Jeff Kinney ($21 million), the author of «Diary of a weakling». In the second place writer in the genre of detective James Patterson ($87 million).

J. K. Rowling is the author of seven books in the Harry Potter series, released in 1997-2007 and translated into 65 languages. Their total circulation of more than 400 million copies. In 2011, the screens out the latest movie adaptation of the series. Brand «Harry Potter» is currently estimated at 7 billion pounds.