How much is Emma Watson worth?
|Net Worth:||$70 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 15, 1990 (age 32)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
About Emma Watson
Emma Watson, whose full name is Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, is an English actress, activist, and model. She was born in Paris, France but raised in Oxfordshire, England when she was young. Her career began in the 1999 at the age of 9. She rose to prominence after taking part in the popular film series Harry Potter, portraying the character of Hermione Granger, one of the leading characters in the film.
After attending the Dragon School until 2003, she informed her parents that she wanted to become an actress. Shortly after, she began training at the Stagecoach Theatre Arts in the Oxford branch. By the age of 10, she was asked to appear in different plays and productions such as The Happy Prince and Arthur’s Young Years, however, her first professional acting role was in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Casting for the cult film began in 1999. Watson was found by the casting agents who noticed her work through her Oxford theatre teacher. After eight auditions, Watson, as well as her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint were informed by the producer David Heyman that they were chosen for the roles. During her first screen test, Watson received support from J. K. Rowling herself.
In 2001, the first of eight Harry Potter films was released, which was a massive success. The film was called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and upon its release, it broke records for opening-weekend takings and opening-day sales, while also becoming the highest-grossing film of the year. In total, the movie grossed $974.8 million dollars from a $125 million dollar budget. Emma’s role in the movie was highly praised and she gained a lot of attention for it. She even received her first award – Young Artist Award in the category “Leading Young Actress”.
The next two installments of the series were in 2002 and 2004 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Watson was more appreciative of the latter because her character became more charismatic. Despite being the lowest-grossing film of the series, Watson’s performance was once again praised.
She also was reported to having been paid large sums to reprise her role but no one really knew quite how much at that time. Watson’s comment was simply “acting never was about the money for me… Maybe in 10 years, I’ll be able to appreciate the fact that I am financially stable and independent.”
In 2005, Watson and the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film reached new milestones. The film broke the records for opening weekend and the actress was nominated for even more awards than she ever had been before.
Besides being nominated for three “Goblet of Fire” awards, Watson became the youngest person to ever appear on the cover of Teen Vogue. However, for Watson, she has said “I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do a photo-shoot, people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me.”
Two years later, the next film was released – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Thanks to her performance, Emma received the inaugural “National Movie Award”.
In 2022, it was reported that Watson received $62 million dollars for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. She was paid $15 million dollars for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I and another $15 million dollars for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
In March 2009, the young actress was added to the “Most Valuable Young Stars” list by Forbes magazine. A year later, in February 2010, with £19 million in earnings, she was named the highest-paid female star in all of Hollywood.
Shortly after the end of Harry Potter, Emma Watson starred in various movies, some successful, while others not so much. 2014’s The Perks Of Being A Wallflower had an international success and earned the actress a lot of awards and nominations. It was a relatively low budget movie, just $13 million, but still earned $33.3 million dollars worldwide.
In 2017, Emma took the role of Belle in the Disney adaptation of the well-known Beauty and the Beast. The movie was the second highest-grossing film of the year, with $1.264 billion dollars in earnings, making it one of the highest-grossing films of all time as well. Her most recent role was in Little Women which included actresses such as Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, and Florence Pugh.
Watson’s Total Net Worth
Emma Watson knew what she wanted to do from an early age and everything she did was focused around building a career in acting. She had the support of her parents who helped and fostered her dream. She received the best tuition and began acting in plays from a very young age.
Success followed Emma Watson immediately after she began acting. Throughout the early 2010s, Watson, alongside Radcliffe and Grint agreed to reprise their roles of Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, and Ron Weasley in the final two films. The final film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was both a commercial and critical success and it became the highest-grossing film in the entire franchise, grossing $976.5 million worldwide. Or about $1.259 billion adjusted for inflation in 2022.
In calculating her net worth it isn’t lost on anyone that most of Watson’s wealth was earned through her role as Hermione Granger, in the incredibly successful Harry Potter films. A franchise that grossed $7.73 billion worldwide. However, it should also be noted that she earned a reported $15 million from her role as Belle, in Beauty and the Beast.
Emma Watson continued to star in many different films such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, This Is The End, The Circle, and The Bling Ring. In the late 2010s, she gained even more popularity thanks to her roles in the movies Regression, Colonia, and Little Women.
Emma Watson is also known for being a model. She began her modeling career in 2005 after a historic photoshoot with Teen Vogue. A few years later, thanks to her successful acting career, Emma graced the cover of established magazines such as Cosmopolitan, People, and Elle and signed partnership deals with brands like Burberry, Lancome, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent. She has earned around $12-15 million from her endorsement deals to date.
Overall, from her film work, as well as her appearances on TV, including the appearances that she has made as herself. As well as her earnings from her modeling and endorsement deals. It is estimated that Emma Watson has had career earnings of $117 million dollars.
Of that amount, $6-7 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. That is, considering for her role as Hermione Granger, Watson did not pay agent fees. In fact, the production team went from school to school in England looking for the perfect Hermione.
The remainder, after deducting business expenses, $110.5 million, will have been taxed at 45% as Watson has been residing between London, England and New York City After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $60.77 million dollars, having paid $49.73 million dollars in taxes.
Emma Watson has never married, she does not have any children. She has had some trouble with her fame, saying “people don’t really understand, but having people stare, and point, and take pictures, even if it is in a positive framework, is quite isolating; there’s no two ways about it.” She has countered this by surrounding herself with “with people who make me feel normal,” she has said. As well as adding some detail about what she does with her free time, saying “I always have several books on the go at any one moment”. It is unlikely that Watson has been a big spender.
In fact, it is more likely that she has invested time tending to her investments, making sure that her accounts are in order and that she is earning a positive return on her wealth. Overall, in her personal life she has likely spent $2-3 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $1-2 million, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $9-10 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Emma Watson has a net worth of around $70 million dollars.
Emma Watson is one of the most popular faces of the Harry Potter franchise. Just one year after she began acting, the actress received a nomination for the prestigious Saturn Award in 2002. The success of the film series established the actress as one of the highest-paid actresses in the 21st century, as well as one of the most influential young actors in Hollywood.
Outside of acting, Emma graduated from the Brown University with a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. Watson is also a vivid supporter of the women’s rights movement. She became an ambassador for the UN Women Goodwill, which encourages the gender equality and more human rights. As well as helped create the HeForShe campaign which encourages men to stand up for women in the workplace.