J.K. Rowling has given the University of Edinburgh $15.4 million to establish a center to research multiple sclerosis and other degenerative neurological conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Rowling's mother died from complications related to MS in 1990.
She never has to work another day in her life. She could be driven around in limos, fall down drunk on the Royal Mile, drop bags of drugs at the foot of police and spend her days shopping so she's never seen in the same outfit twice.
Instead, she's awesome.