Emma Watson – Net Worth, Education and Boyfriend or Husband

Age/Date of Birth:
15 April 1990
5 feet, 5inches (1.65 m)
Husband or Boyfriend: Leo Alexander Robinton
Parents:Father: Chris Watson
Mother: Jacqueline Luesby
Net Worth: $80 million

Emma Watson is a British actress, model, and activist who rose to fame portraying Hermione Granger in the hit eight-film adaptation of JK Rowling‘s Harry Potter novels. Born as Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on 15th April 1990, she developed passion for the performing arts as a child and consequently began training part-time in acting, dancing and singing at the Stagecoach Theatre Arts in Oxford. She enrolled at the theatre after leaving her birthplace of Paris, France for Oxfordshire, England at the age of 5 following her parents’ divorce.

Apart from her signature Hermione character, Emma has played other outstanding screen roles alongside non-film endeavours from which she has built herself much wealth and fame that are worth the mention.

While Emma Watson’s net worth currently stands at an estimated $80 million, she has also received numerous prestigious awards for her performances.

Emma Watson’s Harry Potter Breakout

Unlike most actors who have numerous minor roles before their breakout role, Emma Watson never had a previous film role before she was selected to star in the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. She had only acted in school stage plays.

Image Source Watson as Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter producers found Watson through her tutor at Stagecoach and impressed by her stage confidence, picked her for the major role of Hermione alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint who were respectively cast as Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. That was in 1999 when Watson was just nine years old.

Among her co-stars, Emma received the most critical acclaim for her astounding performance in The Philosopher’s Stone released in 2001. The movie which turned out a blockbuster earned her five award nominations out of which she won the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress. Over the next decade, Watson reprised her Hermione role in seven more Harry Potter films, with the last one released in 2011. Meanwhile, as the success of the film series increased, so did Watson’s popularity and paycheck.

How Much Did She Make from the Harry Potter Films?

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was a box office smash, making a global revenue of over $1 billion against a $125 million budget, an amount that made it the highest-grossing film of 2001. In 2007, following the release of the fifth Harry Potter film – The Order of Phoenix, Watson reportedly earned over $13 million from her role on the franchise. In 2009, Forbes ranked her 6th on their list of ‘Most Valuable Young Stars’.

Emma’s Harry Potter earnings would continue to increase to reach a peak of about $25 million as of 2009 which landed her in the #1 position on Forbes’ 2010 ranking of Hollywood’s highest-earning female stars. Reluctant to continue with the series after The Order of Phoenix, Emma alongside her co-stars were offered mouthwatering raises from their reported base salary of $4 million. For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows parts 1&2, Watson pocketed combined earnings totalling $30 million.

In all, Emma Watson earned a total of not less than $70 million in base salary alone from the Harry Potter film series which grossed a combined box office revenue of $7.7 billion. Of the eight films, the last installation – The Deathly Hallows 2 (2011) was the most commercially successful with a smashing individual revenue of over $1.3 billion. The movie remains Watson’s most lucrative to date.

Details of Watson’s Income from non-Potter Roles

Emma Watson made her first non-Porter screen appearance in the 2007 BBC film, Ballet Shoes. The film received 5.7 million viewers on the year’s Boxing Day, earning Watson much wider recognition and of course, wealth. She later took her first post-Porter role in the 2011 British drama film, My Week with Marilyn.

By 2012, Watson’s net worth stood at $34 million, thanks to Harry Potter and of course her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower released same year. She went on to star in other successful movies including The Bling Ring (2013) and the big-budget Noah (2014), earning $6.5 million from the latter. Thanks to these two movies, Emma’s net worth witnessed significantly progressive shifts –  from $34 million to $48 million in 2013 and then to $52 million by 2014. Among her more recent well-rewarded works are Regression (2015), The Circle (2017), and Little Women (2019) which received an Oscar nomination.

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Emma also proved her finesse in acting in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. For the 2017 Disney fantasy film which grossed over $1.2 billion, she received a paycheck of $15 million comprising a $3 million upfront fee and profit sharing dependent on revenue. In June of that same year, Forbes ranked her 6th on their list of World’s Highest-paid Actresses with the previous year’s income of $14 million.

Here's a quick look at some of her movie/annual earnings and net worth milestones in the last few years:
  • 2007: $4 million – Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
  • 2008: $12 million – net worth
  • 2009: $24.8 million – total annual earnings
  • 2010/11: $30 million – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1&2
  • 2012: $34 million – net worth
  • 2013: $48 million – net worth
  • 2014: $6.5 million – Noah
  • 2014: $52 million – net worth
  • June 2016-June 2017: $14 million – total annual earnings
  • 2017: $15 million – Beauty and the Beast
  • 2020: $80 million – net worth

Her Earnings from Modeling and Brand Endorsements

Alongside her burgeoning movie career, Emma Watson began modelling in 2005. Following her debut, she became the youngest star to grace the cover of Teen Vogue. She later graced the cover of the magazine on several other occasions. In 2018, she made the cover of Vogue Australia wherein she also made editing contributions.

Watson has also featured in campaigns for Burberry for which she received a six-figure payment. In 2011, she became the face of Lancome.

Lending credence to the talented actress’s modelling prowess was her recognition as the Best British Style at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. In June 2020, Watson was appointed to chair the Sustainability Committee of Kering, the parent company of various fashion brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci.

Emma Watson poses for red carpet shots at the 2014 British Fashion Awards

All these endeavours put together, contribute to Emma Watson’s current net worth of $80 million.

Emma Watson Lives a Frugal Lifestyle – See the Uncommon Ways She Spends Her Millions!

Despite making fortunes from her early teens, Emma Watson is surprisingly never moved by her level of wealth. As is common with the former Harry Potter star, she prefers to have everything as normal and ordinary as possible. This perception greatly influences how she spends her cash which she endeavors to keep as prudent as possible.

Her Real Estate and Automobile Assets

Emma who prefers a lowkey and very secretive lifestyle does not take pleasure in flashy possessions. When it comes to homes, she doesn’t have many of them. In 2016, reports were rife that Emma purchased a $3.3 million home at an undisclosed location through an offshore company. The actress has since remained mum over the address of the property which reportedly comes with paparazzi-proof gadgets.

Still for the sake of her prioritized need for safety, Miss Watson spends a good chunk of her wealth in security including a personal bodyguard who she reportedly pays a yearly salary of $110,000.

As for autos, Watson is obviously not the car girl. Her regular is an armoured Cadillac Escalade that cost around $100,000. Other collections in her garage include an Audi S3 and a Toyota Prius which could respectively go for $43,000 and $30,000. Instead of owning a fleet and such luxuries as a personal driver, Emma prefers to take the subway which gives her time to catch up on her reading while also saving her plenty of bucks.

Fashion Items and Hobbies

But despite her thrifty nature, Emma’s love for the environment compels her to spend a bit more than other celebrities when it comes to her outfits and beauty products. This is simply because she goes for eco-friendly, sustainable and cruelty-free stuffs whose prices are usually on the high side compared to the conventional ones. Watson however, tries to tame her spending on this aspect by having just a few. The celebrity actress once disclosed to press that she owns only eight pairs of shoes. Seriously?

She also spends handsomely on hobbies like literature and ski equipment. Back in 2008, she reportedly purchased a $1.2 million ski chalet in France on which she subsequently spent thousands to renovate and furnish.

Activism and Philanthropy

Alongside her acting career, Emma Watson has involved actively in advocating for several causes, especially ones that affect women and girls such as the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements. She has also spent a great deal of money in support of these causes. Early in 2018, Watson donated $1.4 million to a fund that supports victims of sexual harassment.

Back in July 2014, she became the United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador. Her work in that capacity included hosting the “HeForShe” campaign at the UN headquarters in New York. The campaign is aimed at fighting gender inequality which tends to affect women more in the society.

In September 2009, Watson worked as a creative adviser (without pay) for the fair trade fashion brand, People Tree towards the creation of their spring and autumn/winter clothing collections all launched in 2010. Watson’s for-free work for the brand was inspired by her belief that fashion is another great way to empower people and give them skills. She pointed out that buying the clothes people make and supporting things they take pride in is an alternative way to help them instead of donating cash to a charity.

A Complete List of Award Nominations and Wins for Watson’s Major Works

Emma Watson has so far in her career and lifetime received nominations for a total of 71 awards out of which she won 24. Here’s the complete list:

A. Wins

  • 2001: Young Artist Awards’ Leading Young Actress – The Philosopher’s Stone
  • 2002: Bravo‘s Otto Award – The Chamber of Secrets
  • 2004: 2 Bravo Otto Awards – The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 2004: Total Film‘s Child Performance of the Year – The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 2005: Bronze Otto Award – The Goblet of Fire
  • 2007: National Movie Awards’ Best Female Performance – The Order of Phoenix
  • 2011: Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Sci-fi/Fantasy Movie Actress and Choice Movie Liplock (shared with Radcliffe) – Deathly Hallows 1
  • 2011: Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Summer Movie (Female) – Deathly Hallows 2
  • 2011: British Elle‘s Style Icon Award
  • 2012: People’s Choice Awards’ Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast – Deathly Hallows 2
  • 2012: MTV Movie Awards’ Best Cast – Deathly Hallows 2
  • 2012: Capri’s Ensemble Cast Award – My Week with Marilyn
  • 2012: San Diego Film Critics Society Awards’ Best Supporting Actress – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2012: San Diego Film Critics Society Awards’ Best Ensemble Performance – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2013: People’s Choice Awards’ Favorite Drama Movie Actress – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2013: MTV Movie Awards’ Best Female Performance, Best Kiss (with Logan Lerman), and Best Musical Moment – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2013: British GQ‘s Woman of the Year
  • 2014: Britannia Awards’ British Artist of the Year
  • 2014: British Fashion Awards’ Best British Style
  • 2016: Women Film Critics Circle Awards’ Acting and Activism Award
  • 2017: MTV Movie/TV Awards’ Best Performance in a Movie – Beauty and the Beast
  • 2017: Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Fantasy Movie Actress, Choice Movie Ship, and Choice Liplock (with Stevens) – Beauty and the Beast
  • 2017: Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Drama Movie Actress – The Circle
  • 2019: Boston Society of Film Critics’ Best Ensemble Cast – Little Women
  • 2019: Florida Film Critics Circle’s Best Ensemble – Little Women
  • 2020: Georgia Film Critics Association’s Best Ensemble – Little Women

B. Nominations

  • 2002: Saturn Awards’ Best Young actor – The Philosopher’s Stone
  • 2002: Empire Awards’ Best Debut – The Philosopher’s Stone
  • 2002: Young Artist Awards’ Best Ensemble – The Philosopher’s Stone
  • 2005: Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ Best Young Actress – The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 2006: Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ Best Young Actress – The Goblet of Fire
  • 2006: Australian Kids Choice Awards Favorite Female Movie Star-The Goblet of Fire
  • 2006: MTV Movie Awards’ Best On-screen Team – The Goblet of Fire
  • 2008: Empire Awards’ Best Actress – The Order of Phoenix
  • 2010: People’s Choice Awards’ Favorite On-screen Team – The Half-Blood Prince
  • 2010: MTV Movie Awards’ Best female Performance – The Half-Blood Prince
  • 2010: Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Fantasy Movie Actress – The Half-Blood Prince
  • 2012: Kids’ Choice Awards’ Favorite Movie Actress – The Deathly Hallows 2
  • 2012: People’s Choice Awards Favorite Under 25 Movie Star-The Deathly Hallows 2
  • 2012: Saturn Awards’ Best Supporting Actress – The Deathly Hallows 2
  • 2012: MTV Movie Awards’ Best Female Performance and Best Kiss (shared with Rupert Grint)- The Deathly Hallows 2
  • 2012: Boston Society of Film Critics’ Best Supporting Actress – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2012: St. Louis Film Critics’ Best Supporting Actress – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2013: MTV’s Trailblazer Award – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2013: Teen Choice Awards’ Drama Movie Actress and Choice Movie Liplock (with Logan Lerman) – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 2013: Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Style Icon
  • 2014: People’s Choice Awards’ favorite Comedic Movie Actress – This Is the End
  • 2014: American Comedy Awards’ Comedy Film Supporting Actress–This Is the End
  • 2014: Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Movie Actress (Drama) – Noah
  • 2016: Women Film Critics Circle Awards’ Best Female Action Hero – Colonia
  • 2017: Jupiter Awards’ Best International Actress – Colonia
  • 2017: MTV Movie & TV Awards’ Best Kiss (with Stevens) – Beauty and the Beast
  • 2018: Golden Raspberry Awards’ Worst Actress – The Circle
  • 2018: Empire Awards’ Best Actress – Beauty and the Beast
  • 2018: Kids’ Choice Awards’ Favorite Movie Actress – Beauty and the Beast
  • 2018: Saturn Awards’ best Actress – Beauty and the Beast
  • 2018: People’s Choice Awards Style Star of the Year
  • 2019: Washington D.C. Film Critics Association’s Best Ensemble – Little Women
  • 2019: Seattle Film Critics Society’s Best Ensemble – Little Women
  • 2019: Chicago Indie Critic Awards’ Best Ensemble – Little Women
  • 2020: Austin Film Critics Association’s Best Ensemble – Little Women
  • 2020: AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards’ Best Ensemble – Little Women
  • 2020: Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ Best Acting Ensemble – Little Women

Is Emma Watson a College Dropout? Here Are Hidden Facts about Her Academic Qualifications 

Starting from age nine when Emma Watson joined the cast of Harry Potter, she began to have her education significantly interrupted. But unlike many actors who started out as child stars, Emma Watson adamantly refused to loose track of her formal education as her acting career burgeoned with the Harry Potter franchise. In the early years of the film series, she alongside her castmates received lessons for about five hours each day while on film sets to make up for lost time.

With this, alongside independent studies, Emma was able to sit for ten subjects in the GCSE in June 2006, emerging with eight A* and two A grades. She subsequently sat for the AS levels in English, Geography, Art, and History of Art in May 2007. She however, dropped History of Art the following year, making an A grade in each of the three A level subjects.

She almost Left Harry Potter for Her Education!

In 2007 prior to the completion of her secondary education and after the release of The Order of Phoenix, Emma Watson was on the verge of abandoning her Hermione role in order to attend college. But after much considerations, she changed her mind. She instead, took a gap year following her secondary school graduation in 2008 to film the next Harry Potter – The Deathly Hallows starting from February 2009. So rather than enter the University in November 2008, she commenced her studies in November, 2009. Her choice was Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. With much hard work, she was able to combine acting and studying.

However, in March 2011 after her first 18 months at Brown, Watson once again deferred her studies due to tight acting schedules. During the period of deferment, she attended Worcester College in Oxford University as a visiting student. In all, Emma took a total of two semesters off her degree program, causing her to have one additional year to her four-year program. She eventually graduated from Brown on May 25, 2014 with a Bachelor in English Literature.

Emma’s Determination is Fueled by Her Background

It is quite interesting to note that Emma’s determination to complete her studies instead of acting fulltime is in line with her lifetime goal of keeping things as normal as possible. Speaking to Access Hollywood in 2007, Miss Watson pointed out that school life kept her in touch with friends, reality and normalcy. She also told Daily Mail that she comes from a family of lawyers and academics where seeing a movie isn’t part of the timetable! Emma therefore, finds it difficult to trade her background for fame and money. Here’s a concise look at the schools she attended with dates and qualifications:

School Date Qualification
Dragon School, Oxford, England 1996-2003 N/A
Headington School, Oxford, England, United Kingdom 2003-2008 GCSE, A Level
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States 2009-2014 Bachelor’s Degree
University of Oxford’s Worcester College, Oxford, England 2011-2012 N/A

In addition to her academic qualifications, Emma Watson is a certified yoga and meditation tutor. She acquired her skills in the field in a one week program at a Canadian yoga facility in 2013. In 2016, she became a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall.

Is Emma Watson Married or Dating Someone?

As already noted from her lifestyle, Emma Watson is a very private person and her love life is not an exception. However secretive she may be, it’s no hidden fact that the Harry Potter idol isn’t married yet; at least, as of the time of filing this report. But not having been walked down the aisle by any man doesn’t mean that Watson has no relationship with the guys. While she has actually dated quite a good number of them from her teens, the latest on her list is Leo Robinton, an LA-based businessman.

Due to committed efforts by both parties to keep their relationship private, it is not quite clear when Emma and Leo started seeing each other. But despite how much they tried, paparazzi managed to catch them kissing each other in front of a London café back in October 2019. As of then, Watson’s boyfriend was just a mystery man to the media but his identity also later emerged in April 2020.

Image Source Watson Robinton in November 2020

Since then, paparazzi have been struggling to catch another glimpse of the extremely private couple; they only succeeded once again on November 18th when they spotted them in Primerose Hill, London after grabbing some coffee from a café. Their relationship which is obviously over a year old now appears to be growing stronger. An insider even claimed that Emma has already introduced Leo to her parents. Would the wedding bells be ringing soon? Let’s wait and see!

Profile Summary
First Name:Emma
Last Name:Watson
Also Known As:
Actress, Model
Famous For:Harry Potter film series
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Brown University
Educational Qualifications:
Degree in English literature
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
15 April 1990
Zodiac Sign:Aries
Birth Place:
Paris, France
Country of Residence:
Paris, Oxfordshire
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 5inches (1.65 m)
53 kg( 117 lbs)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
Breast: 34 inches
Waist: 23 inches
Hips: 34 inches
Marital Status:
Leo Alexander Robinton
Family and Relatives
Chris Watson
Mother:Jacqueline Luesby
Siblings:Alex Watson (Brother)
Lucy Watson (Sister)
Nina Watson, (Sister)
Toby Watson (Brother)
Other Relatives:
Freda Emma Duerre Watson (Grandmother)
Colin Luesby (Grandmother)
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$80 million
Salary: $14 Million a year
Source of Wealth:
Acting, Endorsement deals
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