Drake says he might spend $160,000 on a first-edition 'Harry Potter' book he's been chasing for 4 years

  • Drake told The Hollywood Reporter that he has been pursuing a first-edition copy of the first "Harry Potter" book for four years.
  • A first-edition copy just hit the market for $160,000, and Drake said he's interested in buying it.
  • The rapper has an estimated net worth of $90 million.


In a revealing new profile in The Hollywood Reporter, Drake said that he has been pursuing a rare copy of the first "Harry Potter" book for four years. 

Drake told the publication that he has read all of J.K. Rowling's best-selling book series, and that he is interested in buying a first-edition copy that reportedly just hit the market for $160,000. 

After THR's Tatiana Siegel told Drake that she was reading the series to her children, the rapper, "as if to talk himself into the purchase" of the rare book, responded, "I should get it. My birthday's coming up. Maybe I'll buy it for myself as a treat."

While THR lists the book as "Sorcerer's Stone," the first edition he's chasing is more likely one of the rare first hard-cover printings of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (the UK title), which the UK publisher Bloomsbury printed just 500 copies of in 1997.

Nonetheless, the purchase would not make much of a dent on Drake's fortune.

The 31-year-old rapper was named the fifth richest hip-hop artist in the world by Forbes this year, with an estimated net worth of $90 million.