The trio of Harry Potter, when Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint were cast in the roles that would change their lives forever, they were 11, 10, and 12 years old, respectively and unaware of what’s going to happen in their lives next.
The Harry Potter trio’s fortune during the early 2000s was incredible. When they were filming the last two movies, Daniel Radcliffe was set to make $110 million, Emma Watson at $85 million, and Rupert Grint at $50 million for a lifetime total of nearly half a billion dollars.
Radcliffe’s success peaked in his post-Potter career playing the lead in Broadway’s “Equus” and guest spots on TV series such as “Saturday Night Live” while Watson had one successful movie role but quickly retreated to academia where she earned her bachelor degree from Brown University.
When the Harry Potter franchise was winding down, Daniel Radcliffe was a rising star. He had already starred in several independent movies and had a promising acting career ahead of him. When it came time to start working on his next movie, he insisted that he be paid $110 million.
While Warner Bros initially refused to give him such a high salary, Daniel Radcliffe stood his ground and said that he would not be in any more Harry Potter movies unless he received the $110 million paychecks.
Warner Bros eventually gave into Daniel Radcliffe’s demands and began paying him the $110 million paychecks for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Well, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson had a slightly different experience when filming the last two movies.
The studio was planning to give Grint $50 million, but Rupert said that he would not accept that much money. He asked for $12 million instead. Warner Bros. agreed to Rupert’s request and paid him $12 million for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Steven Spielberg refused to pay Emma Watson as much as she wanted, but he did agree to $55 million. Warner Bros. was not happy with Steven Spielberg’s decision, but they managed to negotiate with Emma Watson. And gave her $40 million for the final movie in the Harry Potter franchise.
Emma Watson became a huge star after starring in the Harry Potter movies. She signed a contract with Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg for close to $20 million a picture, and she does most of her own stunts.
In an interview with the New York Times, Emma Watson estimated that her personal fortune from starring in the Potter movies was worth about $80 million at age 25.
Harry Potter A Multi-Million Dollar Franchise
In conclusion, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have been working on the Harry Potter movies for 8 years. They’ve been paid very well, especially considering they were kids at the time, with a total net worth of $242 million between them.
The story behind the first movie is a very interesting one. It outlines what could have happened if certain events were not in place. Daniel Radcliffe has only just started making money out of his acting career so he is on course to beat his fellow actors by a landslide.
The three actors have invested wisely in property and businesses which have increased their net worth over the years. Their investments are likely to increase even more in the coming years as Harry Potter is set to become a multi-million dollar franchise.