J.K. Rowling

Born:July 31, 1965 (age 58)
Career:President and founder of Lumos, 2005-present
Education:B.A., University of Exeter

British author famous for writing the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling is also a social activist. Rowling has used her platform as the first-ever billionaire author to donate and champion causes and charities, including Amnesty International, One Parent Families (Gingerbread), Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, Comic Relief, the Maggie’s Centres for Cancer Care, the UK Labour Party and Doctors Without Borders. She is the founder and president of the international children’s non-profit organization the Children’s High Level Group (CHLG), now known as Lumos, which works to end the institutionalization of children globally and ensure all children grow up in a safe environment.


J.K. Rowling (n.d.). "About" J.K. Rowling. Retrieved September 26, 2022. https://www.jkrowling.com/about/