The Harry Potter series is a popular book series written by J.K. Rowling, first published in 1997 and still going strong today. The series follows the life of young wizard Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, makes close friends and powerful enemies, and struggles against the evil forces that seek to defeat him and conquer the wizarding world. Daniel Radcliffe played the role of Harry in all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter movies, which together have grossed billions of dollars at the box office. This classic story of good vs. evil has excited readers for decades with its complex characters and engaging plotline keeping audiences hooked from the first book to the last film. The Harry Potter series is known for its use of imagination and creativity, as well as its ability to captivate readers of all ages. It has been praised for these attributes and has been translated into over 80 languages, sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, and become the best-selling book series of all time. The author J. K. Rowling has become one of the richest women in the world as a result of her success; estimated to have a net worth in excess of $1 billion, she is second only to Oprah Winfrey among female authors. The success of these novels has spawned numerous spin-off books, movies, video games, and other merchandise; they have had a huge impact on popular culture. The story of Harry Potter will continue to be loved by readers for generations to come.