J.K. Rowling

Born:July 31, 1965 (age 54)
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 focusing on issues concerning poverty, institutionalization, women’s rights, mental health and LGBTQA+ rights throughout the world.

Rowling has used her platform as the first ever billionaire author to donate and champion worthy causes and charities throughout her career, 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 Through her donations, Rowling has given away 16% of her net worth ($160 million dollars).

Rowling 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.