Tuesday, 14 July 2009



The success of the films has turned the child stars into some of the richest young people in show business with a combined wealth of £50million. And with two more Potter films to go, the journey is only just starting for Emma and her co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe, 19 Rupert Grint, 20, and Tom Felton, 21.

As the sixth film of the series, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, is released on Wednesday we reveal how much its young stars have earned - and what they have spent their millions on.

Rupert Grint, 20, (Ron) £7m

As well as his Harry Potter role, Rupert is carving out a career in TV and movies. He was the voice of Peter Pan in a BBC documentary and received good reviews for the comingof-age movie Driving Lessons with Julie Walters and Laura Linney.

Last year he completed filming a teen thriller called Cherrybomb for which he is reported to have stripped off.

Bought: Splashed out on his childhood dream of an old Mr Whippy ice cream van and is doing it up with parts he buys on eBay. He has also treated himself to a quad bike, coin-operated fortune-telling machine, golf cart and an orange Range Rover Sport - presumably to match his hair. He also has a mini hovercraft and says he fancies a collection of old Mustangs and hot-rods.

Lifestyle: A regular at premieres and A-list celebrity parties. Claims the only downside of fame is that he has to be careful not to be seen falling over on nights out.

He Says: "I don't really handle the money. I never see any of it in physical form. It's only in the past few years that I've had my own credit cards and can buy pretty much what I want."

Daniel Radcliffe, 19, (Harry) £30m

Since he first appeared as Harry Potter at the age of 11, Daniel has made more money than many stars do in a lifetime. And there's lots more cash on the way - reports say he's signed a deal for a whopping £25.6million to star in the final two films.

He's building a solid acting career with appearances in London's West End and on Broadway in New York in the play Equus. The down-side of fame is that Daniel has split with girlfriend Laura O'Toole, 23, and has complained he's too busy to have a serious relationship.

Bought: Wise as a wizard, Daniel has a £7million property portfolio including apartments in Manhattan, New York as well as a flat in Fulham, West London - but admits he still takes his washing home to mum. His dad Alan gave up work to look after his son in his new career.

Lifestyle: Although he gets more than 1,000 fan letters and proposals a week, Dan insists he doesn't go wild - and prefers to hang out in "old man's pubs" and watch "bad" TV in his underpants. And he refuses to buy an expensive watch "because I'm just going to trash it within moments of owning it". Also claims his phone is battered and "held together with electrical tape". HE SAYS : "What I love is acting, rather than all the stuff that goes with it.

"The money is fantastic and I'm very grateful, but it's not what drives me. I don't plan to suddenly buy a sports car."

Tom Felton, 21, (Malfoy) £3m

Tom auditioned to play Harry or Ron, but ended up as bully-boy Draco Malfoy. It's a role he now loves - and so do lots of other people. His fan club is said to have attracted so many admirers he had to put a temporary stop on new members.

Away from Harry Potter, he's posted three music videos on YouTube and last month appeared on the Channel 4 comedy panel show 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Bought: A £500,000 house near Dorking, Surrey. He loves clothing from the Air Jordan collection and shopping in New York.

Lifestyle: He's a keen sportsman. In September 2008, he played for the England side in Soccer Aid 2008. He also helped set up the World Junior Carp Tournament and his wealth has given him the chance to indulge his love of other sports, including iceskating, swimming and tennis. He loves cricket too - and often goes to matches with Daniel.

He Says: "Those of you that think filming is all glamour, you're so wrong. Really, only the premieres are the glitzy bits. After the Potter films I'm looking forward to playing a good guy, someone not so spiteful."

Emma Watson, 19, (Hermione) £12m

Emma has blossomed into a real beauty - and as well as making a packet from the Potter films has lined up lucrative modelling contracts such as Burberry's 2009 autumn/winter collection.

She is reported to have been paid £2.5million for the latest movie - and is expected to get a £3million deal for the next one.

Bought: Most of her money is tucked away in investments. As well as the £3million London townhouse she has also splashed out on a £1million ski chalet in the French resort of Meribel. For years she had no idea how much money she had earned - her father only told her when she turned 18. Before then she had a £1,000 a month allowance. "He wanted me to have a feel for what it's worth and what you can do with it," she says. "But the truth is I'd just like to pretend that the money doesn't exist."

Lifestyle: Emma loves designer labels and eats at some of London's finest restaurants. Before her recent property investments she had divided her time between her father's home in Hampstead, North London, and her mother's home in Oxford.

Her boyfriend is financier Jay Barrymore, 26, and glamorous Emma has been previously linked to Razorlight's Johnny Borrell and rugby player Tom Ducker.

She Says : "Let's be honest, I have enough money never to have to work again but I would never want that. Clothes are probably my biggest expenditure. Oh, and make-up.

"But I really don't have time to spend my money. Sometimes my bank manager calls to say, 'You haven't used your card in a while and now you're using it - no one's stolen it have they?!'" Mark Adams on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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