1. Author J. K. Rowling wrote the final chapter of the last Harry Potter book in 1990, 7 years before the release of the first book.
  2. Harry Potter books have been translated into more than 70 languages.
  3. The Harry Potter brand has been estimated to be worth as much as US$15 billion.
  4. In 1990, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling was on a crowded train from Manchester to London when the idea for Harry suddenly "fell into her head".
  5. Harry Potter's author J.K. Rowling lost her billionaire status because she donated so much of her money to charity.
  6. Publisher Bloomsbury offered just £2,500 in advance for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first book of the series.
  7. Daniel Radcliffe's stunt double for the first 6 Harry Potter movies was paralyzed from an accident on set in the 7th movie.
  8. Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical, but J.K. Rowling said no.
  9. Harry Potter and author JK Rowling share the same birthday
  10. The Harry Potter series were the most banned books of the century in the U.S.
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final novel in the series, sold 11 million copies in the first 24 hours of release.
  12. The whole Harry Potter series contains 199 chapters, 4,224 pages and 1,090,739 words and has been made into 19 hours and 39 minutes of film.
  13. Novelist Stephen King said that Professor Umbridge from the Harry Potter series is the "greatest make-believe villain to come along since Hannibal Lecter."
  14. Harry Potter was born in 1980, so he's over 35 by now.
  15. President Obama has read every Harry Potter book.
  16. Over 500 girls have been named Hermione since the first 'Harry Potter' movie came out.
  17. Harry Potter books were translated from British to American English.
  18. The first Harry Potter volume was translated into Ancient Greek, making it the longest published work in Ancient Greek since the 3rd century AD.
  19. There are 106 people named Harry Potter in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau.
  20. World speed reading champion Anne Jones read all 607 pages of the last Harry Potter book in just 47 minutes.
  21. Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said "It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge."
  22. Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter, was allergic to Harry Potter glasses.
  23. For the release of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," over 9,000 FedEx trucks were used with no other purpose than to deliver the book.
  24. Actor Daniel Radcliffe once wore the same outfit for 6 months to make paparazzi angry.
  25. It took J.K. Rowling 6 years to write the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"
  26. There's an actual course on Harry Potter being taught at Ohio State University.
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