Harry Potter rich list and what cast spent it on – from multi-million pound fortune to bizarre buys | The Sun
HARRY Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have a combined magical fortune of £202million.
Daniel, 33, is now worth £92million, while Emma, 33, who played Hermione Granger and the lead in Beauty and the Beast, is sitting pretty with £60million.
JK Rowling – who famously went from living on benefits to being a multi-millionaire within five years – is now worth a staggering £875million.
Meanwhile Rupert used some of his movie fortune to splash out on a very bizarre purchase.
The 2023 Sunday Times Rich List estimated that the author is worth £875million, making her the 191st richest person in the UK.
Bloomsbury, Rowling’s publisher, reported that sales of the wizarding adventures jumped by 35 per cent in the first half of 2022.
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Back in 2012, the author was famously booted off the Forbes billionaire list after donating so much to charity. It’s believed that in that year alone she gave away $160million (£120million).
But since then she’s continued to make more money thanks to the Pottermore website, the Harry Potter theme park, the play and various merchandise.
And she's now returned to her previous position as the world's richest author after making £72.3 million in 2018 – equivalent to £137 per minute.
Her new standing is bound to be due in large part to her release of the manuscript of her play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which sold 680,000 print copies in its first three days on sale in the UK.
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Although Rowling's has delighted fans over the years with her Harry Potter franchise, she received backlash, and even death threats, from her comments about trans rights.
The Harry Potter author questioned women’s safety in changing rooms in 2020.
She was accused of transphobia in 2020 when replying to an article with the headline: “Opinion: Creating a more equal post Covid-19 world for people who menstruate.”
She tweeted: “‘People who menstruate’. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
Several people hit back to point out it was not only women born women who menstruate.
The Harry Potter star has conjured up a successful film career and a £45 million share portfolio.
Gilmore Jacobs, a company set up by Radcliffe’s parents, shows £92 million of wealth on its balance sheet.
This makes him the 18th richest under 35 in the UK, according to The Sunday Times.
Just last month, the star confirmed he had welcomed his first child into the world with long-term partner Erin Darke.
The couple, who met on the set of the 2013 film Kill Your Darlings, announced they were expecting in March.
Daniel, whose other film roles include 2012 horror The Woman In Black and 2016 surreal comedy Swiss Army Man, divides his time between the UK and US, with Erin.
Ron Weasley actor Rupert, 34, is estimated to be worth an eye-watering £50million.
He runs a £23m TV business named Clay 10 as well as a property empire with his dad Nigel, according to the Daily Star.
Last year accounts showed it was worth £23.45m – up £2.3m on the previous year – and boasted more than £8m in cash assets.
Rupert has raked in millions from clever investments – with his property development business Oneonesix building family homes in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
The actor may live the life of luxury but every now and again he enjoys the simpler things in life.
Last year he purchased an ice cream van, which was not a surprise considering he wanted to become an ice cream driver before landing his role in the wizarding franchise.
Emma is the 24th richest under 35-year-old celebrity in the UK.
She is worth around £60million thanks to her movie roles, new Gin brand, and investment firm.
The actress first found fame when she starred in the franchise aged just 11.
The 33-year-old is one of the world's most recognised stars and has also had leading roles in Little Women and Beauty and the Beast.
Meanwhile, Hestia Hebe, her investment company, shows wealth of £23.2 million.
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She also just launched a gin brand with her brother Alex.
And it doesn't stop there, Emma also has a £2.6 million home in London.
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