When JK Rowling penned down Harry Potter, she never envisioned it would be adapted to film and become a full blown hit. But it did, and JK Rowling is now revered as one of the most prolific and affluent authors of our time.
The Harry Potter series put the likes of Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson on the map; they were virtually unknown before landing the roles. Below is a rundown of 10 Richest Harry Potter celebrities.
The British author takes the top spot our list; she is after all, the brainchild behind the Harry Potter books. Rowling has had a stunning climb to the top. Before the fame and riches, she did menial jobs to make ends meet. But that was soon to change in 1996 when a publishing house decided to give a shot at her first book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone.
When the Harry Potter sequel was adapted to film, Rowling’s notoriety skyrocketed. Today she sits pretty as one of the richest women with a staggering net worth of $1 Billion.
It would be a faux pas if we failed to include David Heyman as one of the 10 Richest Harry Potter Celebrities. He is one of the kingpins in the Harry Potter franchise. He produced all eight installments of the film, and he did a pretty good job which bumped up his net worth to $125 Million. Heyman is also set to produce the film adaptation of JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
Robert’s brilliant portrayal of Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire earned him recognition in the British Film Industry. Three years later he landed a lead role in the famed Twilight film. The bulk of his $100 Million net worth undoubtedly stems from Twilight, but we give credit to Harry Potter for jump-starting his silver screen career.
Daniel Radcliffe began flexing his acting chops when he was 10. He remained relatively unknown until he landed the coveted role of Harry Potter in 2000. Radcliffe went on to star in the series for 10 years and today he stands as one of the most bankable actors. His net worth of $80 million is certainly no small feat for the 24 year old.
The British actress has built an impressive acumen with her acting career which spans over 20 years. She has been lauded for her breathtaking performances in films such as Howards End, and Sense and sensibility. Her depiction of Sybill Trelawney in Harry Potter was nothing short of spectacular. The decorated actress boasts a net worth of $64 Million.
A fashion model, a pretty face, and actress to boot, Emma Watson has been making waves in the silver screen ever since she got cast as Hermione Granger in the Potter films. Even after Harry Potter rang the curtain down, Emma’s acting prowess has continued to shine in films like The Perks of Being A wallflower. She is worth a purported $60 Million.
The 53 year old actor has peppered his film slate with uber-successful films such as Valkyrie, My Week with Marilyn and Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets. He starred as Gilderoy Lockhart in the latter film. His wealth is estimated at $55 Million.
Rupert became an instant movie star when he scored the role of Ron Weasley in Harry Potter. Even though he had never acted professionally before, Rupert delivered a stellar performance. Besides Harry Potter, he has managed to cast in other films such as Foosball, cherry bomb, and the list keeps growing. Rupert sits comfortably as one of the richest British Actors with a net worth of $50 Million.
Gary wears many professional hats. Besides being an actor, he is also a musician, scriptwriter, director and filmmaker. He has had a string of big time hits though he is most notable for his role in Sid and Nancy where he played Sid Vicious. His portrayal of Sirius Black in the Potter series immensely increased his acting portfolio. His prolific acting skills have netted him $40 Million.
The Harry Potter Franchise catapulted Tom Felton to full-fledged stardom. He played the role of Draco Malfoy a cowardly bully who manipulated people to get what he wanted. He has continued to scoop noteworthy roles in films such as Full Circle and Murder in the First, which is slated to be released on June 9, 2014. He is worth $35 Million.