Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health.
He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a “bag of symptoms.”
A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Maslow as the tenth most cited psychologist of the 20th century.
Rowling has lived a “rags to riches” life story, in which she progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. She is the United Kingdom’s best-selling living author, with sales in excess of £238m.
The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.
She conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. It took her 7 years to publish her first book about Harry Potter in 1997. 12 agencies refused to print it.
The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling’s fortune at £560 million, ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in the United Kingdom. Forbes ranked Rowling as the 48th most powerful celebrity of 2007.