Malala and her family are now millionaires, claims a new report

Updated 30 Jun, 2016 11:17am

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The teenager, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has earned over £2 million from best-selling book and lectures

Malala and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai —Photo courtesy: BBC
Malala and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai —Photo courtesy: BBC

Nobel Prize winning activist Malala Yousufzai is now a 'millionaire,' 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.

Also read: I am Malala hits book stores

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 in 2012.

Against all odds, she survived and now resides in Britain with her family, where she attends the private Edgbaston High School for Girls.

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