From the first time that he caught the attention of the world as a little kid in the Harry Potter franchise playing the role of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe’s net worth has risen from the floor to over a hundred million dollars, placing him as one of the richest among his peers.
Radcliffe was a young boy of 11 years old when he first got the role that would change his life in the film adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s best-selling book, Harry Potter. Being the main character, he was in the film from 2001 in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone until 2011 when he was in the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Inasmuch as this still remains his major and most recognized work which has also made him as rich as he is today, he has also appeared in some major works through the years.
Who is Daniel Radcliffe?
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe is an actor and movie producer who was born on 23 July 1989 in London, England to an Irish father and a Jewish mother. He was raised as an only child of his father who works as a literary agent while his mother works as a casting agent. His parents are Alan George Radcliffe and Marcia Jeannine Gresham.
As regards his education, he first attended Redcliffe School before moving to Sussex House School, and then the City of London School. Although he described himself as a good student, he did not go to college because he decided to instead, pursue his acting career which started since the age of 10.
Daniel’s uncanny interest in acting began when he was only a boy of 5. He sustained this interest and by the time he was 10, he appeared in the adaption of Charles Dickens David Copperfield in which he was given the role of the title character as a young boy.
From then on, Daniel Radcliffe went on to appear in many more works including The Tailor of Panama in 2001. It was also the year that he got his role in Harry Potter. Other films he appeared in include December Boys (2007), The Woman in Black (2012), Victor Frankenstein (2015), and Jungle (2017) among others. More so, he has had TV roles including in My Boy Jack (2007), Robot Chicken (2012 and 2017), A Young Doctor’s Notebook (2012-2013), and The Gamechangers (2015). Beyond the screen which is where he has made his name, the Harry Potter star had theatre roles and was also in a couple of music videos.
What is Daniel Radcliffe’s Net Worth?
A man of great acting skills and talent, he has come a very long way since he started acting professionally in 1999. Not only has he done everything on both stage and screen, but he has equally appeared in successful productions.
With that said, the net worth of Daniel Radcliffe has been estimated at $112 million US dollars which is equivalent to £90 million GBP. With his immense fortune, Radcliffe revealed that he doesn’t do anything with his money which he said he is very grateful to have. Inasmuch as he does not do anything with it, he said it helps him not to be worried about money on one hand, and on another, it helps him as an actor because he doesn’t have to take roles that are not great simply because he wanted the money.
How Much Did He Make Playing Harry Potter?
Daniel Radcliffe did not only become famous for his role on Harry Potter, but it is also thanks to the franchise that he became a multimillionaire.
As a franchise, Harry Potter is said to have turned in close to $8 billion dollars all over the world. With that, it is easy to believe that the actors smiled their ways to the bank with fat cheques. It was reported that on his part, Radcliffe made a massive $95.6 million from the franchise.
Radcliffe is not the only cast of the successful franchise to have earned that much from it as Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) who has also appeared in many other successful works since Harry Potter has made most of her fortune from the franchise. She revealed that when she was 17 and she was told of her fortune, she felt sick and emotional finding out she was a multimillionaire. Her net worth is estimated at $80 million having made $60 million from the franchise.
Another Harry Potter cast Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) has a net worth of $50 million. Just like others, he made a better part of his fortune from his role in Harry Potter.