Radcliffe, Watson, Grint Forbes Top-Earning Young Superstars

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Dec 04, 2007

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Forbes magazine has yet another list, this time of the Top-Earning Young Superstars. Included on this list are the trio of Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, with Dan Radcliffe taking the number one spot for actors under the age of 25. The magazine writes:

“The top-earning actor on the list, Harry Potter alter-ego Daniel Radcliffe, 18, earned $15 million. That’s more than performers twice his age, like Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock, who earned $14 million and $10 million, respectively, made over the same period. The Potter franchise catapulted Radcliffe’s co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint to the list with $4 million apiece. This summer’s fifth installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was the second highest-grossing film of the year (edged out by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), raking in $938 million worldwide. The trio are already filming the follow-up, Half-Blood Prince.”

On the overall list, Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was listed at number six , Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) was ranked at the 15th spot, and Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley was listed at number 16, with the top spot going to NBA star LeBron James.





31 Responses to Radcliffe, Watson, Grint Forbes Top-Earning Young Superstars

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Gee! With that kind of money, Dan could probably make a successful bid on “Beedle the Bard”!

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Jeez! I knew that they earned a lot but my gosh! That’s loads of money. I hope they’ll give some to charity or something . . . Not that’s it’s up to me what they do with their well-earned money of course. =]

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they are qrong, emma was born in 1990, not 1988!!!

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Err if Emma and Rupert both make the same amount, why wouldn’t they just lump them together?

Well good for them though. Seriously Dan gets fifteen million? o.o

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Anna: Looks like they accidentally gave Emma and Rupert both Rupert’s Birthday.

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Yes, and this is just for the period June 06 to June 07. Just imagine what the entire 10 year stretch over the entire Potter series is going to amount to. I guess none of them will have to worry about how to make a living after Potter, ha! I think they deserve it. They will, after all, have given virtually their entire youth to this project. They’ll all be 20 or so when the series is over. And besides, they’re all very good. I’d take one Emma Watson over 100 Lindsay Lohans any day!

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I’m sure there will be plenty of people complaining about the obscene amounts of money they pay the Trio. I think they’ve each earned every penny of it. They certainly deserve it a lot more than some others in the business I won’t name. Well done, Dan, Emma, and Rupert!

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Yikes, can you even fathom being their age and having that much money in the bank.

The cool thing is, if they’re smart, they’ll bank the money and use it so they have the freedom to pick the roles they want.

What’s funny is at their age they could walk away from acting and say, ‘Alright, what’s next?’ They’ve conquered a successful franchise, made some serious money and can now all become doctors, artists, philosophers or whatever!

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Kelly wrote: “Err if Emma and Rupert both make the same amount, why wouldn’t they just lump them together?”

Dakota Fanning was also listed as having made $4 million, and she was at number 14 – obviously when listing the top 20 they couldn’t have a bunch of people sharing the one spot, but the order seems a tad arbitrary. (Maybe they were attempting to list in alphabetical order and mixed up her character name with her real name? :D )

Lilly

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Emma probably does get more as she gets the covers of fashion magazines and the like. You can get tons of money for those.

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Fantastic! The trio deserve every penny.Anyone else who had the chance to earn this themselves would also have done the same,were they honest about it. To me this will mean Dan can work on any kind of project-film (acting or directing ),stage, writing ,tv - he wants and will not have to worry about what he is paid[or not].Which means he does not have to work on a project just because he needs the money[as quiet a few actors are put in a possession to have to do.]

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given the comparison made between Dan, Aniston and Bullock. then i think the trio is massively under paid, given the amount of money their films have made compered to the amount the films of Aniston and Bullock have made.

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Rupert has made more projects than Emma, and thus could end up making more than she does, unless thats balanced out by the many photoshoots she does for HP promotion…

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yay love that rupert and emma earn the same even though in the films they seem to uhh not be equal. ok thats sounds silly. ;-)

Surprised none of the high school musical lot were on this list.

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That list is a little inflated. Dan’s company, in which his parents invested his money reported a return last year, which indicated that Dan is worth about 20 million pounds, which is about 40 million dollars (that’s with interest). I doubt he has earned 14 million dollars this past year. But never doubt they are all very wealthy, as they earn money from the merchandising (use of their image), as well as filming.

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Good for them that they are recognised for what they give to the project, which is not just acting time but all the promotion work. They deserve it. And it will give them freedom in their later careers.

RE Emma and Rupert ranks, Emma has done one more project than Rupert this year (Ballet Shoes), plus there’s her photo shoots as someone said, which might have tipped her slightly ahead, but still the amount might round down to 4 million as they are not going to be precise with figures on these lists.

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It seems to me that they are only factoring in the amount they each made for the movie. It was rumoured that Dan was receiving about 15 million for OOTP (I think). This doesn’t take into account whatever else he made on his other projects. Same for Rupert and Emma.

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Anne: If the list runs June 06-June 07 “Ballet Shoes” wouldn’t be included in that.

Lilly: They listed the Olsen twins (blech) together. It’s no big deal, I just thought it was odd.

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More than likely, the amounts are not 4 million exactly. I imagine Emma made more money than Rupert, so that is why she is higher. Emma has done a few magazines this year and she will be getting paid for that. It was bit a bit too much to list the amounts so exact such as 4,580,000. :D

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Also, I believe another article for Forbes said Dan made $14 million for OotP. The other $1 was for the other project he acquired within the time frame. :D

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Actors don’t get paid for photoshoots and mag covers. They only get paid for ad camapigns. And Emma han’t done any campaigns. Unless Chanel is slipping her some money under the table for being a walking billboard for them.

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Emma could potentially make more than Dan post potter, what with perfume, cosmetic, and designer/clothes endorsements etc etc, even if Dan did his own. Girl models always make more than male models. I have no doubt that Emma made more than Rupert just for the covers and clothes (Chanel) that she wore to various outings. It’s a huge amount of exposure that company got for her wearing them, just as the clothes they wore for that teen shoot the trio did as well. But Emma did others as well.

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Luna, just saw your posting. I’m pretty sure actresses get paid just as much as rockstars do. There are articles around stating such, with Lindsey Lohan and Britney shields etc. Also, appparently Chanel does this a LOT with young stars -I read an article where they talked just about this subject.

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I just assumed that Emma doesn’t have an actual endorsement deal with Chanel because we would have heard about it if she does. Chanel would have made a huge deal out of it, put out a press release, etc like they did with Keira Knightley, who has a contract with them to endorse their perfume and wear their clothes. But maybe Emma does have something more quiet going on with them? Do you have a link to the article? I’d be really interested in reading it.

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Radcakes Fan: Unless Emma has an endorsement deal with them, which she doesn’t seem to- she wouldn’t get paid for wearing their clothes. She might get them for free, but wearing Chanel doesn’t add to her income.

Don’t think Emma will be a model, and although I think she’s a nice girl and is pretty good in her role as Hermione, her acting skills are going to have to improve quite a bit if she is to maintain star status after HP. Jmho.

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Luna, Kelly, here you go. This might explain those rumors that Chanel had signed Emma up. Her parents are both lawyers and would be extremely stupid not to be aware of this stuff going on. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=487606&in_page_id=1879 by Ashley Pearson (if I copied the info wrong)

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That was an interesting article. Thanks!

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Luna, actually some actresses do get paid for doing magazine articles and covershoots. Hardly anything in the entertainment world comes free.

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it was ok!!!!!!!!!!!

Avatar Image says: I think is good for them because they workhard for thatAvatar Image says: Dan has made more project then Emma and Rupert and he more famuos

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