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J.K. Rowling earns $230 per minute

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

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when it comes down to hard cash, the Harry Potter author J K Rowling is not doing too badly either.

She has been named the celebrity world's ninth-highest earner, with a fortune that increases by £77 ($230) a minute - more than £100,000 ($300,000) a day.

Rowling, who is writing the seventh and final book in the series, is the only non-American within the top ten highest-earning celebrities, according to the US business magazine Forbes.

Last year alone she earned £41m ($122m).

The penultimate novel in her series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, was the best-selling novel of 2005 in the United States, shifting more than 7.2m copies.

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