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At six years of age, British actress and model Emma Watson realized she had a passion for the arts and was taken to the Oxford Stagecoach Theatre Arts to nurture her talent. Though none of her stage performances earned her money, at nine years of age her star shone when she auditioned for the first Harry potter movie and clinched the role of Hermoine Granger. This marked the beginning of a lucrative movie career.
Rise to Stardom
From a weekly allowance of $ 75 to a multimillion fortune, Emma Watson has come a long way since she was a six year old performing in theatre plays. 24 year old Emma Watson who earned most of her money before she hit 19 has focused mainly on the Harry Potter films but that has not put a dent in her bank account instead, it has put a strain on the purse strings that threaten to burst with her worth of $ 60 million.
At the peak of her acting career, Emma Watson earned from around $ 15 million - $ 20 million per year. Her sterling performance in the Harry Potter films has not only earned her money but recognition and awards as well, including the Best Actress National Movie awards in 2007. Emma Watson made her debut in 2001 in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002 where German magazine Bravo awarded her performance with the Otto award.
In 2004, Emma Watson went on with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2005 earning $ 2.5 million and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix earning her $ 4 million in 2007. In 2009, she performed in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince earning $ 3 million and finally Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2010 and 2011 because the final film was divided into two parts due to logistical reasons. For the last Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one and two, she earned $ 15 million respectively. In 2011, Emma Watson finally ventured to other films including My Week with Marilyn, in 2012 she performed in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and in 2013 showing her ‘bad girl’ side in the Bling Ring and Noah in 2014.
Even as she earned her money though acting, Emma Watson has bagged $ 12 million lucrative modeling deals with Burberry in 2009 for their winter/ fall campaign, autumn/ winter collection and the spring/summer line. She confessed that getting into modeling was a way of putting her childhood behind her. Emma has also taken part in campaigns for Lancôme’s skin care products, nail polish and lipstick. She has appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue thrice and was named GQ’s Women of the Year in 2013.
Frugality and Philanthropy
Even as Emma Watson earned millions of dollars, her father Chris Watson who manages her finances invested her fortune and she would get a monthly allowance of $ 1000. Emma Watson who does not spend lavishly revealed that she did not want her money to change her lifestyle.
Emma Watson has taken part in various charities and even acted as a creative consultant with fashion giant People Tree to design eco-friendly clothing for teens and youth between the ages of 16 and 24. She created the line, ‘Love from Emma’ and is reported not to have gained from the items that ranged from $ 12 to $ 115. She viewed it as a way of creating employment and making the environment safe while making people comfortable and beautiful in their clothing. She mentioned that it was more than it being a celebrity endorsement.
With her money in a trust that matured when she turned 21, Emma Watson has amassed a fortune and can afford to splurge once in a while. Emma owns a Toyota Prius, a London Townhouse worth $ 4.97 million, a $ 1.66 million ski chalet in the French Resort of Meribel and has been spotted looking at homes in East New York worth $ 15.5 million.
The Brown University graduate is estimated to command upwards of $ 15 million for screen performances. With her youth, modeling and acting career, Emma Watson’s fortune is bound to increase.