The only thing greater than J.K. Rowling succeed in harry potter series is her kind heart.
J.K. Rowling is one of the first billionaires to fall off of the Forbes billionaire list because of her large amounts of charitable giving.
“You have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently,” Rowling said
J.K. Rowiling is the first author who become billionaire, harry potter books selling reached more than 500 million copies, before her success in harry potter with the first harry potter novel, foe seven years she and her family were living in destitution, She survived those days because she was receiving welfare from the government.
Following her writing her first book in 1997 and the release of the movie series, her succeed put her on Forbes billionaire list in 2004, She stayed on the list for seven years, while donating money to charities during this, such as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Lumos, the building of a regenerative neurology clinic in Scotland, and others.
In 2012, Forbes announced that Rowling had fallen off of its billionaire list, because she has given 16% of her fortune to charity.
It’s so wonderful to see a billionaire who is willing to give their money to the poor and for the people who need help to survive, dedicating part of it for helping people instead of living more luxury life, J.K. Rowling is the definition of a good role model.
Most of J.K. Rowling charitable giving goes to Lumos, a charity founded by her, which help orphaned children to be able to reunite with their families, or to find them families, her website explanes that:
“Poverty, discrimination, war or natural disaster are all factors that can cause children to become separated from their families. For many desperate parents seeking help, their only option is to put their child in an orphanage or other institution. With support, most families could care for their children. And children without families could be looked after in family-style environments, or community-based services, where they can be provided with the care to meet their needs.”
While orphanages are built with the best of intentions, statistics show that trauma, happen to the children who live there. Lumos explains that;
“Raising children in an orphanage or other institution harms their health and development. It increases their exposure to abuse and puts them at risk of future criminal activity. Children in orphanages are isolated. They are isolated from their families and their communities. They are often hidden behind walls and segregated. Even when orphanages and institutions are set up with good intentions, care is tailored to the needs of the institution, not the child. Staff struggle to cope with high numbers of children, particularly those with complex needs. Physical contact, care and attention become a luxury.”
If you remember while seeing harry potter, the amount of abuse harry faced by his uncle while living with him and hid room under the stairs, mistreatment, getting insulted. And when Hogwards school of witchcraft and wizardry rescued harry from this life, from the novel and her charity work we can see how compassionate she is for children who doesn’t get love.
Lumos charity has allowed more than 20k children to stay with their families, instead of living without family love.
J.K Rowing is showing the world what a billionaire with a rare heart can do, the incredible amount of help that he/she can give, thank you J.K Rowling for everything you do.
“we’ve all got both light and dark inside us, what matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are” -Harry potter and the order of phoenix.