JK Rowling world's highest paid author

JK Rowling world's highest paid author
Posted at 8:07 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 16:30:27-04

(CNN) - JK Rowling made $95 million this year, making her the world's highest paid author for 2017.

The author of the Harry Potter series has topped Forbes' highest-paid authors list three times since 1999. But it has been a decade since Rowling has held the top spot.

Earnings include sales from print, e-book and audiobook sales.

Other authors in the top ten include Dan Brown, who wrote the Da Vinci code with $20 million, Stephen King with $15 million and Paula Hawkins who wrote The Girl on the Train with $13 million.

Forbes notes that the listed earnings were before taxes and other fees.

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