The Hollywood Reporter has placed J. K. Rowling at #1 on their "25 Most Powerful" list!
J. K. ROWLING
Big Number: 4.1 million copies of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' sold in the first 10 days.
Even without the Harry Potter series and its blockbuster film run, Rowling would make the cut: a TV miniseries based on her first adult book (The Casual Vacancy), an upcoming BBC series based on her Cormoran Strike novels (published under the Robert Galbraith pen name) and a hit West End play (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), the script of which became the best-selling book of the year so far. The Nov. 18 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, set in the Potter-verse but without Harry, brings the biggest test yet for Rowling, 51, who penned the screenplay (her first) for Warner Bros.