The Pakistani Nobel Prize activist Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by Taliban in 2012 has earned over £2 million from best-selling book and lectures
She can now add ‘millionaire’ to her list of achievements, according to a British website.
The Daily Mail has stated that the company Salarzai Ltd., which was set up to protect the rights to Malala’s life story, has made a pre-tax profit of £1.1 million.
Malala and her parents are joint shareholders of the company and reportedly had £2.2 million in the bank by last August.
Salarzai, which was created in 2013, is a separate operation to the charitable Malala Fund which aims to help girls safely complete secondary education worldwide.
Her book ‘I Am Malala,’ has sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide since it was published three years ago; The memoir, which tells the story of her formative years growing up in Pakistan, also made her £2 million richer.
When Malala was ten, the Taliban became vocal about forbidding girls from attending school in the Swat District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Against a backdrop of gunfire, she spoke out against their diktat and was shot on her school bus on the way home.
Against all odds, she survived and now resides in Britain with her family, where she attends the private Edgbaston High School for Girls.