Harry Potter vs. Afghanistan

Things that make you go financially hmmm

  • Total dollars (books plus movies) generated by J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series: ~$7.2-billion
  • GDP of Aghanistan: $7.2-billion


  1. clearly the GDP number is ex-heroin

  2. Good point

  3. Bob Z, but the Harry Potter number is ex pirated stuff. You’re trying to compare apples to cats.