October 21, 2016
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J.K. Rowling Named One of World’s “Most Inspiring Women” by Forbes

By Hanako M. Ricks

HollywoodNews.com: Forbes Magazine has named J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, one of the world’s 30 most inspiring women. After seeking input from ForbesWoman followers on Facebook and Twitter, a list was compiled of the “30 Utterly Inspiring Role Models”, and Rowling was chosen as one of the 30 women who “make the world a better place”. She’s in good company, with Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Danica Patrick, Betty White, Elizabeth Glazer, Condoleezza Rice, and Hilary Clinton also making the cuts.

Forbes says of Rowling: “As a single mother, J.K. Rowling took writing stories about a young wizard in a coffee shop and built one of the top-earning literary franchises ever, inspiring movies that have grossed more than $5 billion, spin-off books, theme parks and more

The Harry Potter series has sold over 400 million copies worldwide, and has been translated in 65 languages.

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