J.K. Rowling is one of the top five self-made female billionaires in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

The Harry Potter author has fascinated the world of children and young teens with her magic spell-laced writing ever since she started working on the stories of the bespectacled wizard boy.

Rowling has won the hearts of billions of readers across the world, since the publication of her first Harry Potter book in 1997. She is featured in the latest Forbes magazine's list of billionaires as one of the top five self-made female billionaires in the world.

Joanne Kathleen Rowling's engagements are not limited to the wizarding world. She is actively involved in many charity projects that are close to her heart.

Have a look at the major events in the life of the owner of a billion-dollar magic empire.