From a young, hopeful wizard to an activist for women’s rights, Emma Watson is a well rounded actress who always puts magic in her work. With her upcoming portrayal of Belle in Beauty and The Beast, she is sure to put a spell on her audience. But how much is this actress worth?
Emma Watson Net Worth as of 2018: $70 Million
Here’s how Emma made it the millions
Emma made her film debut (and earned her most notable role) as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The film was released on November 16, 2001 and became an instant hit, earning over $974 million worldwide and becoming the highest grossing movie of 2001. Emma would continue to play the role in the for the all of the installments of the film series: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
At the height of her Harry Potter career, Emma earned $15-$20 million a year in just her acting salary alone and also earned several awards and recognition for her role as Hermione. Emma’s first role outside of the Harry Potter films was in a British TV movie known as Ballet Shoes. She also lent her voice to the animated film The Tale of Despereaux in 2008.
Emma returned to the Harry Potter franchise in 2009 with Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince. She portrayed the role one final time with the series’ last two films: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-Part 1 in 2010 and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows-Part 2 in 2011.
In March 2009, Emma was ranked 6th on Forbes’ list of “Most Valuable Young Stars.” In February 2010, she was named as Hollywood’s highest paid female star, having earned an estimated $27 million in 2009.
Outside of her work in films, Emma spent time modeling. In June 2009, Emma partnered with Burberry and became the face of their Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign. For her modeling work with company, she received an estimated six-figure fee.
Emma’s first post-Harry Potter film was in My Week With Marilyn.
In 2012, Emma starred in the film adaptation of another popular book: The Perks of Being A Wallflower. The film made over $33 million against, surpassing it’s $13 million budget, and has an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Emma appeared in two films in 2013: The Bling Ring, based on the real-life Bling Ring robberies, and This Is the End, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco.
In October 2013, Emma was chosen as British GQ’s Woman of the Year and was one of two British actors to earned the most votes as the sexiest movie star of 2013. (The male award went to Benedict Cumberbatch)
In 2014, Emma was earned the British Fashion Award award for “Best British Style.”
In 2015, Emma appeared in a thriller known as Colonia.
Emma took the top spot on AskMen’s “Top 99 Outstanding Women 2015” list, for having “thrown her back” into women’s rights issues. The day after she turned 25, Emma placed 26th on Time magazine’s 100 list of the world’s most influential people for her work in women’s rights activism. This marked the first time she appeared on the list.
2016 promises to be quite an exciting year for Emma, especially as she continues with her work in women’s rights and with her cast as Belle in the upcoming live action adaptation of Beauty and The Beast. She’s sure to not only charm us, but also increase her net worth as well.
Everyone is excited for her upcoming role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. It seems as though every single trailer released for the film is constantly praised and scrutinized by fans and critics alike. After all, this film will mark the first time Emma will be featured singing, which she admitted was “terrifying in and of itself” according to an interview with Total Film magazine. Even if it may be scary, I can’t see anyone other than Emma representing such a strong female lead.
Emma is also working on another project. She is set to work on the film adaptation of David Eggers’s novel The Circle, which is set for release on April 28, 2017.
Emma Watson has been ‘honoured’ in the nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards but in the Worst Actress category.