Emma Watson is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Having been in the business for over 2 decades, it’s no wonder everyone knows her name and body of work. But, do you know how much she makes? Find out her net worth below, as well as her current projects.
Emma Watson and the Harry Potter film franchise
Emma Watson is a 32 year old English actress who rose to fame due to her role of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film franchise. According to Britannica, Watson auditioned for the role of Hermione at just 9 years old, and it was not only her first Potter film, but her first film period. The franchise launched her into superstardom as it became a massive blockbuster success, with 8 films in total from 2001-2011.
At the time the first film (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) premiered, Emma was 11 years old. It made $974.8 million at the box office. Almost 20 years after its initial release, Sorcerer’s Stone surpassed the $1 billion mark globally, Variety reported. Emma reprised her role in the other 7 films too – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
The Hollywood Reporter noted that prior to the last two films, Watson’s net worth came in at approximately $32 million. After Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Part 2 were released, she earned $30 million, making her total take-home solely from starring in the franchise equal $62 million. It increases to about $70 million when you take into account appearances and lending her face to merchandise for the many films, per Cosmopolitan.
The magazine also reported that Emma earned $4 million starring in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so based on all this information, we can approximate her earnings for the rest of the films as follows:
TOTAL HARRY POTTER FRANCHISE EARNINGS (solely from filming): $62 million
|Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone||< $1 million|
|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||< $3 million|
|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||$8 million|
|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||$8 million|
|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix||$4 million|
|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||$8 million|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2||$30 million|
Emma Watson’s Net Worth Post-Harry Potter
After the massive success of the Harry Potter franchise, Emma didn’t slow down. She held roles in films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Bling Ring and The Circle. But, another iconic role landed her major bucks – starring as Belle in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she made $3 million salary for the Disney film, and Forbes had her earnings at $14 million in the 2016-2017 year.
So, let’s do some more math: with her $14 million from Beauty and the Beast and The Circle, plus her $70 million overall from the Harry Potter franchise, that’s $84 million total. While some outlets have her total net worth at $85 million, there’s still the question of her brand deals, where it’s reported she’s made $5-10 million per year, which would put her in the $90-95 million net worth range.
Emma Watson’s been the face of numerous campaigns for brands like Burberry and Lancôme. Although, those deals were back in 2009 and 2011. So, perhaps the estimate of $85 million is correct based on her current focus on politics and activism. Emma’s last major film was Little Women back in 2019; however, she did direct in a short film for Prada called Prada Paradoxe in 2022.
Emma Watson’s net worth of at least $85 million is impressive. Her filmography, endorsements, activism and steps into directing make her a well-rounded individual in Hollywood with a career that will only continue to flourish. Be sure to follow Emma Watson on Instagram to keep up with her everyday life and current projects.
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Kari Highman is a Beauty and Fashion Blogger at Feeling the Vibe Magazine. Otterbein Alum (2017) – English & Psychology. Always learning & creating. Avid fan of mid 2000’s TV & pop music. Comments or tips, email [email protected]