> Category: Book
> Total sales: 450 million units
> Parent company: Scholastic (U.S. publisher)
Roughly 450 million Harry Potter Books had been sold in 73 different languages as of mid-2013, making it the best-selling book series of all time. The books has also made author J.K. Rowling the highest-paid author in the world. In 2007, Harry Potter’s U.S. publisher Scholastic sold 8.3 million copies of the final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” in the first 24 hours. The book series inspired eight movies between 2001 and 2011 that, combined, grossed $7.7 billion worldwide. In 2012, Rowling launched Pottermore.com, a site that offers new Harry Potter content and interactive experiences. The site reportedly had 1 billion viewers in the first two weeks it went live.