The youngest-ever Nobel Laureate and Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is now a millionaire. It is understood that it is the income from the sales of her memoir "I am Malala" and the numerous lectures she gives around the world that has helped her join the millionaires' club.
The 18-year-old first shot to international fame after surviving a near-fatal attack by the Taliban. She was shot in the head. After her recovery, Malala co-wrote "I am Malala" with Sunday Times journalist Christina Lamb, which narrates her life in the beautiful Swat Valley and her brave fight for education.
At least 1.8 million copies of the book, published in October 2013, have been sold worldwide, and have made a profit of $3 million. The Nobel Laureate also earns about £ 114,000 (approximately $153,040) per speech, according to the Institute for Policy Studies.
Malala's parents Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai are also joint shareholders of the company Salarzai Ltd, which protects the rights to her life story. NDTV reported that as of August 2015, the company has made a pre-tax profit of £1100,000 million ($1477,795).
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The teenager set up the Malala Fund to support girls' education projects in developing countries across the world. It is understood that Malala and her family have donated over $1 million to charities that mostly focus on education.
A statement from the Yousufzai family reads, "Since the publication of Malala's book, Malala and her family have donated more than US$1 million to charities, mostly for education-focused projects across the world including Pakistan."
The Yousufzai family lives in the United Kingdom, where Malala received treatment after the Taliban shooting. She currently attends the Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham.