Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born in Yate, United Kingdom
Rowling wrote her first "novel" at age 11. She was always surrounded by reading and writing.
The first idea for Harry Potter came about. It would take 7 years for it to become published.
Rowling was living in England with a new born daughter while fighting poverty and depression.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published and became an instant success.
CREATED BYJordan Italia
JK Rowling had become the highest-earning woman in Britain, with an income of more than £20.5 million
Awarded an OBE by the Queen for services to children's literature.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the fastest-selling book ever.
The last film, Harry potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2 was released, concluding the series.