How much did Emma Watson be paid to play Hermione Granger, attend Hogwarts, and practice saying “leviosa”? Quite a bit. Money. It’s so much money that Gringotts Wizarding Bank can’t hold it all.
While her role in the Harry Potter films (and the reunion special from last year) is undoubtedly the primary contributor to Emma’s wealth, she has also boosted her fortune with roles in other expensive films like Beauty and the Beast and commercials. Simplify it all for me! First, a Lord Voldemort GIF for no reason other than it being funny:
Emma Watson Net Worth
Emma reportedly earned $70 million from her involvement in the franchise, which saw her participate in movies, make numerous public appearances, and have her likeness featured on an abundance of merchandise.
Although her specific compensation for each Harry Potter film is unknown, we do know that Emma received $4 million for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and $30 million for both Deathly Hallows films.
Emma did not bargain for this amount of money when she was offered a part in the Harry Potter films. Emma, in particular, was very cerebral and ardent in the pursuit of schooling and was wrestling a little bit more than the others, producer David Heyman told the Hollywood Reporter.
Each negotiation, thus, was never about money, but rather about whether or not the prospective party wanted to participate. We needed to be mindful of her requirements and the significance of her education.
The key is to pay attention. From where we’re sitting, you’re not making demands; rather, you’re listening. It’s both a framework within which to operate and a critical mass at the same time. I looked up to her and tried to inspire her. She is, and always has been, a formidable intellect.
Emma Watson’s Lucrative Role in Beauty and the Beast
For her role in Beauty and the Beast, Emma received $15 million (because, duh, Disney pays). Interestingly, her base salary was only $3 million, with an additional $12 million in bonuses tied to the film’s financial success.
This was one of Emma’s most lucrative periods as an actor, and in 2017 (during the height of Beauty and the Beast’s popularity), Forbes ranked her sixth on its list of the highest-earning women in film, claiming that she made $14 million before taxes between June 2016 and June 2017.
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Emma Watson Buys a Paparazzi-Proof Home
Watson told Vanity Fair in 2017 that she had bought a house with a paparazzi-proof entry through Skype with a real estate agent without ever having seen the place in person due to privacy concerns. According to her 2019 statement, she currently divides her time between London and New York. Several sources claim that she paid about $3.3 million for her mansion in London.
Watson made her first real estate purchase in 2008, when she was 18 years old, for a total of $1.2 million.
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