Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson Make Forbes List of Hollywood’s Most Valuable Young Stars

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Mar 11, 2009

Posted by EdwardTLC

Forbes Magazine has published a new list detailing Hollywood’s Most Valuable Young Stars, which feature actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). With a rating of 6.03 out of 10, Mr. Radcliffe comes in first on the Forbes list, which notes that his role in the play Equus, helped “get audiences ‘to see him as something else, and that speaks to him as an actor.’” The magazine goes on to say the following:

Daniel Radcliffe was plucked from relative obscurity to take on the
Harry Potter role and has made the most of the opportunity. As Potter wraps up, he’s clearly just beginning.

Emma Watson came in at number six on the list with a rating of 4.02 (out of 10). The magazine says this of the actress:

As one-third of the main Harry Potter trio, Emma Watson has carved out her own notices for her work in the franchise. With the final installments nearing, Star Currency voters see a future for her on the big screen–if she’s interested, that is. She heads to college in the fall.

The two Harry Potter actors join such other young talent as Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds), Freddie Highmore (The Spiderwick Chronicles), and Hayden Panettiere (NBC’s Heroes) on the Forbes list. The full list can be viewed via this link.

In addition to this, Forbes.com released yet another list of the World’s Billionaires. Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been included on the list which writes the following:

World’s richest author. Harry Potter author named highest-earning celebrity last year by Forbes, for taking home $300 million. Her seven books in the series about a teenage wizard and his school chums has sold 400 million copies worldwide. A box office blockbuster, the five Harry Potter films released so far have grossed more than any other motion picture franchise in history. Sixth film scheduled for release this summer. Sales of Potter-related products, of which she gets a cut, have been reported to be in excess of $15 billion. Says she won’t write any more Harry Potter books but released wizard fairytale book Tales of Beedle the Bard, in December 2008; proceeds from that book will go to a children’s charity. Her personal story is nearly as magical as the fiction she writes: Single mother living on welfare in a cold-water flat in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rowling completed her first story of the teenage wizard in 1997. A year later Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in the U.S. and became a children’s literary sensation.

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50 Responses to Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson Make Forbes List of Hollywood’s Most Valuable Young Stars

Avatar Imagegryffindor2009 says: great job..first comment!Avatar Imagegryffindor2009 says: wow dan got first!!!!!!!!!!! :)Avatar ImageStefanM94 says: I'm not suprised that Dan is top of the list, i mean, he's the face of possible the biggest film franchise in the world. Good for Emma to come sixth but wat about Rupert? After from being part of the hp trio, he's been in Driving Lessons as well as a supporting role in Thunderpants and of course Cherrybomb Avatar Imagesavingharry says: is it odd to anyone else that Rob Pattinson or Kristen Stewart (or others) didn't make the list, when that guy from terminator and star trek did? Those movies aren't even out yet. Weird.Avatar ImageFonty says: What do lists like these mean anyway? In the"Young Stars" Dan and Emma are in the top ten. In the "Global Ranking" it´s different: 126 Emma Thompson 6.67 168 Dan Radcliffe 6.03 456 Emma Watson 4.02 735 Rupert Grint 3.00 What do lists like these mean anyway?Avatar Imagecedrellaweasley says: At first look I too was outraged that Rupert wasn't included, they seem to leave him off a lot of lists that Emma and Dan get included on... but after a deep breath and a reread it appears that its a teen list and no one over the age of 19 appears on it... and Rupert is 20. I do wish to express my dismay at her ranking above Freddie Highmore who has not only had starring roles but also a diversity of roles.Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's great for them ! But isn't it weird Rupert Grint isn't on the list ? He's been in more other movies than the other two, and I myself like him better as an actor ... Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: Great job! I can't wait to see some of their new stuff. I wonder why Rupert wasn't on the list? I believe he is a really good actor, especially, when it comes to being funny. He's a natural. Avatar ImageFonty says: See my post above, Rupert was on the list. Just not the teen list, as he is no teenager anymore.Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Im so happy that Dan got first! =D HP cast members should be on every list!Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Naturally.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Congrats to dan for toppin the list. . . . n to emma for 6th. . . . . Hope they start doin other project after finishin uni. . . . :)Avatar ImageMatea says: congrats! they are indeed very valuable. but Rupert is too!Avatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Congratulations to Dan and Emma and Rupert. I forget that he's already in his twenties.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: harry potter beat hannah montana!!! win!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Good for them both - I think Rupert doesn't get enough credit - it's like he's Harry's straight man all the time - al ot of the time I think he does a better job and is more believable.Avatar ImageCrown Victoria says: WHAT ABOUT RUPERT?????????????????????????????Avatar ImagePineappleCrush says: Congrats to them! They are both truly amazing actors and people!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Congrats to all of them on making the list. I think that all of the actors and actresses included will continue to see success in Hollywood for many years to come.Avatar ImageFereverto says: Congratulations all around. I love all three of them to pieces!Avatar ImageeiVega says: My first reaction was sad that Rupert seems to always get neglected and then I read the comments about the whole teen thing. After I read the list, I was extra happy that Dan was above Miley Cyrus. That made my day! yay Dan! We love you! :)Avatar ImagetaystarHP says: That's great and I hope to see them in more films soon!Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: ha yeah;D GOOD THING THEY'RE AHEAD OF HANNAH MONTANA! ;)Avatar ImageAlex Robbin says: Rupert's in his twenties. This was based on 19 and younger. Calm down ppl!Avatar ImageJeannine says: Congratulation!! to Dan (non of the other teens have done anything like Equus)as soon as he finishes his HP work I'm SO looking forward to what he is doing NEXT and Emma, I think she will act and go to school. I agree with Cedrella Weasley that Freddie Highmore should have been above Emma for ALL his career choices,and accomplishments,but the fact that HP is the biggest Franchise in films probubly was the desiding factor. As someone has pointed out,and justly so, Rupert is 20 and not part of the teen catagory.Avatar ImageJeannine says: The only thing that upset's me about the list is Miley Cyrus. What else has she done to show her diversity????as an actor????Avatar Imagebella vita says: Congrats to Dan and Emma! Thank god they're ahead of that moron Miley Cyrus and the Twilight kids. I'm so sick of them. There are four things in the media that are like nails on a chalkboard to me everytime I hear them. Miley Cyrus, Twilight, The Jonas Brothers, and High School Musical. In no particular order because they all make me cringe equally. Sooo over the world being run by 7-12 yr old girls who's sole reason for their interest in something is that the boy in it is "like so totally cute!". Actual talent is almost never a factor. I could go on forever on that subject, but its way off topic so rant over. Yay Dan and Emma!Avatar Imagebella vita says: My thoughts exactly Jeannine!Avatar Imageanne1 says: Why is there always 'what about Rupert' in the comments? He's over 19 so doesn't qualify for this list!Avatar ImageBradyboy says: Congrats to Dan and Emma! Avatar ImageKalin says: Does anyone else cringe at the words 'most valuable'? I know this is Forbes, and I'm aware that they normally do the 'richest people' list, but still. As much as I think the HP franchise has deserved its commercial success I still don't like lists that treat the stars as commodities. I'd like them to be appreciated for their acting, not their money-making potential. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice measure of their popularity and I can only hope it helps them shaping whatever career they want. Avatar Imagekbicprez says: "There are four things in the media that are like nails on a chalkboard to me everytime I hear them. Miley Cyrus, Twilight, The Jonas Brothers, and High School Musical. In no particular order because they all make me cringe equally." @bella vita, I soooooo agree with you!!!!!!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Congrats to them! :)Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Congrats to them! :)Avatar ImageLillylove says: Yay for Dan and Emma! Also very happy with Freddie Highmore getting included! Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: Cool!!! Great!!! Congrads to Dan, Emma, and Rupert.Avatar ImageAngelasCrochetingCorner says: Congratulations to all the top picks. Avatar Imagesnapealicious says: What about Rupert?Avatar Imagecarmenriots says: yay! this is fantasticAvatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: Woot! Good job for them! Too bad Rupes is now old to be on the list. :(Avatar Imagedrater says: lol even if rupert was included he wouldnt have made the top 10, he had a lower score than the guy number 10Avatar Imagemiriamk says: Why are people going on about Rupert. It a list of actors 19 AND UNDER. RUPERT IS 20 YEARS OLD! He probably wouldn't have made it into the top 10 considering his rating even if he was old enough. Happy to see Dan considered so highly by the industry insiders. It shows what an impact his career choices have made. I think Highmore should be higher up the list and Cyrus should be lower. I don't think Emma should be so high up - but that's just a personal opinion. If you look at the top 1400 listing of all ages, you can see that Dan is number 168, Emma is 456 and Rupert is 735. There's quite a big difference in their placings on the overall list. Avatar Imagerhadamenthes says: Is it a bad thing that I've only heard of 4 out of the 10 kids? LOLAvatar Imagemugglemom4 says: This is awesome!Avatar Imagemissskye says: Good for them!!Avatar Imagepensive says: "Why are people going on about Rupert. It a list of actors 19 AND UNDER. RUPERT IS 20 YEARS OLD! He probably wouldn’t have made it into the top 10 considering his rating even if he was old enough. Happy to see Dan considered so highly by the industry insiders. It shows what an impact his career choices have made. I think Highmore should be higher up the list and Cyrus should be lower. I don’t think Emma should be so high up – but that’s just a personal opinion. If you look at the top 1400 listing of all ages, you can see that Dan is number 168, Emma is 456 and Rupert is 735. There’s quite a big difference in their placings on the overall list." Agree about he Rupert thing. Even if he was 19, he would still not make it to the top ten. And hey, he was included in the overall list. Just didn't make it to the top ten. BUt with the industry placing more value on the likes of Miley, you can expect lists like this anytime. It's just good that Dan is ahead of her. THey're both names of brands but Dan has outgrown the HP persona and proven himself as an actor. Miley is just a brand name with little talent. And about the ranking of the teens, I think it has something to do with the few teens who qualify for this list. That's why Emma is high. Highmore has more accomplishment but he is not so popular as Emma. They considered the marketability of the actor, you know. Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Congrats to Dan and Emma. Hope all three continue to do well when the HP series is completed. Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Congratulations to both, but Rupert is valuable to! And Jo deserves everything she gets. She is truely amazing! xxAvatar Imagemewthree says: glad harry potter star (dan ) is no 1.Avatar Imageneeraj_hedwig says: emma deserved to be no.1

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