Born Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on 15 April 1990 in Paris, France. English actress and model, Emma Watson has an estimated net worth of $55 million (£33m) as 2015, according to Sunday Times rich list. Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in all eight of the Harry Potter films, from 2001 to 2011. Her cinematic debut the Harry Potter films was always going to be a hard act to follow. But Watson is on track with Noah, the biblical epic that stormed to the top of the US box office, taking £26.4m in its opening weekend. Watson plays Ila, the adopted daughter of Russell Crowe’s Noah. The role spells one of the development in her trajectory from child star to indie flick actress — in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring — to starring in a critically credible blockbuster. This despite Watson’s claim that she “wasn’t driven to act. I wasn’t doing Oscar acceptance speeches into a hairbrush.”
She graduated from Brown University in 2014, having successfully juggled student life with being an A-list actress and modelling in campaigns for Lancôme, Burberry and Chanel. Vanity Fair estimated her earnings at £20m in its 2009 list of the 40 highest-paid Hollywood stars. Allowing for her limited spending (most of her earnings go into a trust fund). Watson was honoured by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles in 2014, winning British Artist of the Year. She was also appointed as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate gender equality. As if all of that were not enough, Watson, who works with People Tree, a Fair Trade fashion brand, received the British Style Icon award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. Watson’s hometown is Oxford, where her family still lives.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) $125,000
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) $125,000
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) $125,000
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) $4,000,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) $15,000,000
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) $15,000,000