If you’ve ever tried to book tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or queued to get into the Potter bookshop in King’s Cross, you’ll know that the hype around Harry Potter shows no sign of slowing down. As the woman behind a magical empire, J.K. Rowling has become fabulously wealthy over the years as her books have flown off shelves, been adapted into blockbuster films and a stage play, and inspired some truly jaw-dropping merchandise sales. In 2003, Rowling made headlines when she was declared “richer than the Queen” and the following year was one of the youngest people on Forbes’ Rich List with a net worth of £1 billion. But recently J.K Rowling's billionaire status has been in contention - but for a very good reason. Forbes revealed in 2012 that J.K Rowling had dropped off their billionaire list, thanks to her “estimated $150 million in charitable giving” made a major impact on … [Read more...] about J K Rowling net worth: Is the Harry Potter author a billionaire? What does she spend all her money on?
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CHRIS Martin is the face of Coldplay and put his distinctive vocals to dozens of hits such as Trouble, Fix You and Viva La Vida. The singer and his three band mates are regulars on the stage - here's all you need to know. Who is Chris Martin and how old is he? Chris Martin, 42, is from Whitestone, Devon. The singer rose to fame with Coldplay after the band released their first album Parachutes in 2000. They achieved worldwide fame for the album's hit single Yellow which reached number four in the UK charts. Chris has two children, daughter Apple, 13 and son Moses, 11 from his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow. What is Chris Martin's net worth? Chris has a reported net worth of around $90 million (£69 million) thanks to the bands success and world tours. However Chris revealed last year he gives 10 per cent of his earnings to 28 different charities. In fact, the band share 10 per cent of their $475 million net worth with the charitable organisations located around the globe. Who is Chris … [Read more...] about How old is Chris Martin, who is his girlfriend Dakota Johnson and when was the singer married to Gwyneth Paltrow?
After over fifteen years under the ownership of Russian owner Roman Abramovich, Chelsea could be set for a new man in charge. The west-London club are reportedly being eyed up by British self-made billionaire and reported Blues season ticket holder Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who was named as the UK’s richest man in the Sunday Times Rich List 2018. The Manchester-based businessman is the founder of petrochemicals company Ineos, and is believed to be worth in excess of £21billion ($27.8bn). Taking over at Chelsea would not be the only venture into sports ownership made by Sir Jim over the past few years, as the 66-year-old is also the owner of second division Swiss side FC Lausanne-Sport. Ratcliffe is also set to be announced as the new owner of Team Sky, with Ineos set to be confirmed as the cycling team’s sponsor this week. But how does Sir Jim’s wealth compare to some of the richest owners of sports clubs around the world? Here’s how Forbes rank the richest … [Read more...] about Top 10 richest sports club owners in world
A lack of self-belief, having the lion share of caring responsibilities and few role models means just one in three UK entrepreneurs are women. The Rose Review has revealed that women face too many barriers to setting up their own business with 1million fewer women entrepreneurs than men. Now, plans have been revealed to to increase the number by fifty per cent. Alison Rose, Deputy Chief Executive of NatWest Holdings and Commercial & Private Banking, has set out the findings and recommendations of the independent review into female entrepreneurship, as commissioned by HM Treasury last September. Crucially women are also drastically under represented in the most productive sectors with less than one in four entrepreneurs in sectors like transport and information technology being women. The biggest barriers are: 1. Low access and awareness of capital 2. Greater risk awareness … [Read more...] about Women face too many barriers when starting out in business, new report finds
Central to any discussion on the future of vehicles is energy and how it is stored. Many of the conversations centre around existing technology for battery power, and are based on “known knowns” in 2018. To make any sensible progress it’s important to base assumptions on reality but before embarking on any energy project it’s worth considering how much battery power has developed in recent years compared to that which might have been anticipated. There are laws of physics that dictate there will be no short-cuts available when it comes to moving parts transporting a certain weight along a given surface but there may be mitigating variables. For example, as futurist and CEO of think tank Fast Future Rohit Talwar points out, there are alternatives. Wireless charging happens with phones and it’s entirely possible that it could apply to the world of vehicles. Solar roads may become a reality and more important, and then there are the energy and resources that … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Imagine more energy