Emma Watson born Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on 15 April 1990 is a British actress, model and activist with a net worth of $70 million. Emma rose to fame portraying Hermione Granger in J K Rowling‘s Harry Potter film series which broke box office records. Apart from her signature Hermione character, Emma has portrayed other outstanding roles and have had non movie endeavors as well. Here’s how, Hermione, sorry Emma became so rich.
Emma Watson Net Worth: Career Beginnings And Harry Potter Success
Emma was born in Paris, France and still speaks a little French, according to her. When her parents separated at the age of 5, she moved to Oxfordshire with her mom and often visited her father in London. Emma developed a passion for acting at the age of 6. She enrolled in part-time theater school Stagecoach Theatre Arts where she studied acting dancing and singing. In school she performed in a number of stage plays.
Unlike most actresses and actors who have numerous minor roles before their breakout role, Emma 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 in 2001. Among her other co-stars including Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint, Emma received the most critical acclaim, she went on to win the Young Artist Award for Leading Young Actress.
Watson went on to reprise her role in the next Harry Potter installment and every other one that followed until the last one in 2011. As the success the film series increased, so did Watson’s popularity and paycheck, her earnings peaked at about $25 million a year. In 2009 she was named Hollywood’s highest-earning female star.
Emma Watson Net Worth: Non-Harry Potter, Post-Harry Potter And Other gigs
Watson made her first non-Potter role in 2007 BBC film “Ballet Shoes”. Her first post-Potter role was Lucy in 2011 British drama film “My Week with Marilyn”. Watson’s other outstanding movies include “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”(2012), Bling Ring (2013), Noah (2014), Regression (2015). She is set to star in 2017 live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
In addition to her movie career, Emma began modelling in 2005. She became the youngest star to grace the cover of Teen Vogue magazine. She also featured in campaigns for Burberry for which she received a six figure payment. Watson was chosen as the face of Lacome in 2011. She was awarded the Best British Style at the 2014 British Fashion Awards.
As an activist, Watson have promoted education for girls. She began serving as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador from July 2014.