Author of one of The New York Times Best Sellers Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur is an Indian-Canadian poet and author. She rose to prominence from Instagram and Tumblr by sharing her short visual poetry.
Her first performance was in the basement of the Punjabi Community Health Centre in Malton in 2009. Later, her first book Milk and Honey released in 2014 proved to be her career breakthrough & wrote another highly acclaimed book (her second book) entitled The Sun and Her Flowers in 2017.
During her high school days, Kaur shared her writing anonymously. She then began sharing her work on Tumblr under her own name and on Instagram by 2013. In 2014, she started sharing simple thematic illustrations.
Her first book titled Milk and Honey was published on 4th November 2014. The book divided in 4 chapters describes the change in women as smooth as milk and as thick as honey, while each chapter depict a different theme with a collection of observations, prose, and hand-drawn illustrations.
The book was on The New York Times Best Seller list for over 77 weeks selling 2.5 million copies. The book has been translated into 25 languages.
Similarly, her second book titled The Sun and Her Flowers was published on 3rd October 2017. The book has a variety of themes like loss, trauma, femininity healing, migration, and revolution.
As of 2019, Rupi was paid by Penguin Classics to write an introduction for a new edition of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet.
Did You Know? Rupi draws her inspiration from Sikh scriptures.
The 28-year-old poet has not revealed her exact fortune, however, we can surely say that she enjoys millions of dollars in her bank account. All thanks to her successful writing career.
On the other hand, some online tabloids estimated her net worth at around $1 million as of January 2020. The average salary of a writer in Canada ranges around $21.54 per hour to C$44,500 to C$45,913 per year.
She also designed and sold brass pens in collaboration with Made by Aspeth.
The Milk and Honey writer reportedly resides in Toronto, Canada where the median house price ranges around $858,651 which can rise up to millions depending on house and area.
Rupi Kaur was born on 4th October 1992 in Punjab, India. She holds dual nationality (Indian-Canadian) and has Asian descent. Her parents immigrated to Canada when she was 4.
There she enrolled at Turner Fenton Secondary School. She then studied rhetoric and professional writing at the University of Waterloo.
Interesting Fact: She got inspired by her mother to paint and draw.
The 28-year-old author is reportedly single at the moment. Kaur seems focused on her writing career, hence, she is not involved in any kind of love affair.
Hopefully, in the future, she will let her fans know more about her love life.
Kaur has over 3.9 million followers on Instagram and over 246K followers on Twitter as of January 2020. As per Influencer, Rupi can make $7,796 to $12,993 per sponsored/paid post from Instagram with an engagement rate of 3.58%.