Excuse us, what?
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J.K. Rowling is a welfare success story.
She lived on government assistance for years as a single mother before Harry Potter made her a billionaire and she seems pretty damn grateful for those benefits.
In fact, the successful author revealed (above) she pays "a lot of tax" on her fortune to the English government, but doesn't mind! She actually feels indebted to the system that provided for her and her child when nobody else would and told Jon Stewart:
"One of the reasons I stay and pay — why I'm not based in Monaco — is I feel I owe. I truly do feel that. I think my country helped me. There are places in the world where I would have starved."
For somebody who accepted government money to survive, she doesn't sound too entitled, now does she?
To see what she has to say about her new work of fiction, The Casual Vacancy, check out part dos of her Daily Show interview (below)