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'Harry Potter' Author Scores Multi-Million $$ Thank You

7/20/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

As if J.K. Rowling wasn't rich enough -- Warner Bros. gave her a token of its appreciation for the latest "Harry Potter" flick -- an insanely expensive piece of jewelry.

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Sources close to CEO Barry Meyer tell TMZ ... Rowling scored a white gold, antique 40-diamond bracelet worth millions of dollars -- which he presented to her at the London premiere after-party.

According to sources, Rowling was nervous about donning such a valuable piece of jewelry before she got it insured ... but  she got a more primitive form of insurance -- a bunch of burly security guards at the bash.

Price, of course, is relative -- wordwide, the latest movie has grossed more than half-a-billion bucks.



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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

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1102 days ago
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gollo47    

don't know her oh ya i know alot of billionarie including oprah lol hope she does something good with it cuz she's never ever gonna take it with her not a fan but respect her Do Good

1102 days ago
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Evan Benz    

Jewelry's cool and all. It's just - it's kinda useless.

Would have thought they actually would have gotten her something she could have used.
Like a Van Gogh. At she could have hung it up on her wall.

Where are you going to wear 40 diamonds set in white gold ???

The grocery store. Wal-Mart. Applebees. Lowe's.

Just useless.

1102 days ago
4.

casting couch    

Is that Harry Potter aged 60 on the right?

1102 days ago
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Be a little inappropriate~    

She's deserves everything she gets.

1102 days ago
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CountryGal    

Good, she doesn't have enough money, give her more. I never understood why the rich get expensive free stuff when they can afford to buy it themselves.

1102 days ago
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CarneyIsGod    

Um...wow the movie grossed over half a billion wordwide? WORLDWIDE. NOT WORDWIDE. LEARN TO SPELL, TMZ

1102 days ago
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Jackie    

Who are they? And what do you mean by "wordwide"?

1102 days ago
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Criss    

Nice deal JK!

1102 days ago
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some guy    

Wonder if she's working on any new books.

Think I'd like to see the Harry Potter gang go on Spring Break. Hermione could enter wet T-shirt contests.

1102 days ago
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Sterling713    

meanwhile, some kids in Africa just died because they couldnt afford food, clean water, and basic medical care.

1102 days ago
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some guy    

Two words: Strip Quidditch.

1102 days ago
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some guy    

@Sterling713


If it bothers you so much, you should move to Africa and lend a hand.

Maybe you could write Ms. Rowling and ask her to pay for a plane ticket. Coach class, b/c we wouldn't want to seem extravagant, now, would we.

1102 days ago
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some guy    

I think people are forgetting this is the Eighth HP film. Who knows how many billions of dollars this franchise has made. I think Ms. Rowling getting this gift is appropriate.

I mean, if I wrote something that made someone billions of dollars, I would expect a better gift than cubic zirconium.

1102 days ago
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Rhubino    

@ Sterling713

Oh please, it's all relative. When your boss gives out Christmas bonuses do you stand up, object, and give the same starving kids in Africa speech?

1102 days ago
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