How Much The Harry Potter Cast Is Actually Worth

Harry Potter is one of the most successful film franchises of all time. According to Mental Floss, the series pulled in gross profits of over $8.5 billion worldwide. This includes every moment from the first time we fell in love with the should-be Slytherin protagonist (we will die on this hill) to The Fantastic Beasts. It's beat out James Bond (since everyone knows shaking a martini is totally gratuitous) and The Lord of the Rings. Even The Fast and the Furious was left in the dust to Tokyo drift away from the top spot.

Thanks to Harry Potter's massive success, our favorite Hogwarts alumni have amassed huge fortunes. One went on to become a real-life Disney princess and another chose to portray a farting corpse (and also become a Broadway star, so we can't really be too harsh). From the sneaky Slytherins to our favorite Hufflepuffs, here's how much the Harry Potter cast is really worth.

Oliver Phelps and James Phelps earned big bucks together

As twins, Oliver and James Phelps are kind of a package deal. They've spent most of their acting careers, which have amassed them each an estimated net worth of a little over $1 million, as a duo — first in Harry Potter, then in films like BBC's Danny and the Human Zoo and Our Own Worst Enemy. 

Though the Phelps never pulled a Parent Trap on the set of Harry Potter, the Weasley brothers were considered so interchangeable that no one initially bothered to tell them which role they were actually playing. "We were saying to each other, 'We need to find out who's playing who,'" Oliver told Cosmopolitan UK. "So we saw casting director Janet [Hirshenson] and said, 'Quick question. Who's Fred and who's George?' And she kind of laughed it off and said, 'Oh, good one.' And we said, 'No really, who's who?'"

According to The Guardian, the brothers had virtually no acting experience when they landed their gigs with Harry Potter, and the Weasleys remain their largest roles to date. Since their Hogwarts days, not only have both twins continued acting on screen, but they have also jumped into the world of theater.

Natalia Tena: From HP to GOT

According to The Independent, at least 13 different actors from the Harry Potter franchise have gone on to work with HBO's mega-hit Game of Thrones. Natalia Tena — who played the mysterious Nymphadora Tonks — managed to land one of the largest roles of the bunch. She played Osha from 2011 to 2016.

Since the Harry Potter series, Tena has amassed an estimated net worth of around $5 million. She's acted steadily in small TV roles, taking on recurring parts in Ambassadors, Falcón, and Residue — not to mention a one-off part in Netflix's terrifying series Black Mirror. Though Osha might have been her biggest role since playing Hufflepuff Tonks, she's managed to carve a small space for herself in the world of sci-fi. In April 2018, BBC reported that the actress will appear in YouTube Red's Origin alongside resident Slytherin Tom Felton. Gizmodo describes the series as a "horror story set on an isolated ship." Let's hope Tena brushed up on her protective enchantments before signing on for the gig.

Matthew Lewis cleaned up well

Neville Longbottom didn't just get hot — he also got totally rich. The star behind one of Gryffindor's most timid students has amassed an estimated net worth of $10 million as his acting career has soared beyond Hogwarts. Like some of his fellow Hogwarts alumni, Lewis made moves in London's West End with 2012's Our Boys. He's since landed roles in the critically acclaimed crime drama Happy Valley, which holds an impressive 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Me Before You, a romance flick that brought in more than $208 million worldwideAccording to BBCLewis spent some of his fortune launching a cancer-screening unit at a hospital and an acting school in Leeds.

Despite his success, Lewis isn't interested in being a celebrity. Like we'd expect from the notoriously shy Neville, he turned down an offer for Strictly Come Dancing, Britain's version of Dancing With the Stars, purely to avoid it.

"I turned it down because that celebrity world is not what I'm into," he told The Telegraph. "To be fair, if I was going to do any of them Strictly would be the one, but I'm just not interested in it."

That doesn't mean Lewis can't be bold. The star reportedly shocked J.K. Rowling when he posed for a stripped-down photo shoot with Attitude.

Jason Isaacs plays bad all too well

It shouldn't be surprising that Jason Isaacs, who played Syltherin baddie Lucius Malfoy, amassed an estimated net worth of $12 million. Even before Harry Potter became one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, he had an impressive career, having starred alongside Mel Gibson in The Patriot. According to The Numbers, the blockbuster hit pulled in over $215 million worldwide, but that's not where his decades-long career began.

Isaacs started acting in the '80s, and he went on to land parts in films like Event Horizon and Armageddon. These days, it's hard to find a major sci-fi and fantasy franchise he hasn't touched — from Star Wars (he voiced a character in Star Wars Rebels) to DC Comics (he voiced Lex Luther in a Justice League video) to Star Trek (where Isaacs played Captain Gabriel Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery). Needless to say, Harry Potter was just business as usual — and so was Isaacs' villainous character. He's got a knack for playing bad guys, though he'd probably disagree.

"I don't do villainy," he told Vulture. "I take parts where the person can believe that they are entirely right. Now, they may end up being an engine of some kind of antagonistic side of the narrative, but I won't take the job unless the person can fully justify and rationalize everything they are doing."

Michael Gambon has no shortage of funds

When actor Richard Harris died in 2002, Michael Gambon stepped up to fill the role of Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Who better to take on a beloved wizard than a genuine knight? According to Playbill, Gambon was knighted alongside a number of influential theater actors in 1998, two years after he made his Broadway debut with Skylight.

Gambon's one of the few actors whose versatility helps him succeed just about anywhere — from Broadway and the West End to Hollywood and the small screen. In his decades-spanning career, the star has amassed an estimated net worth of $15 million and racked up a number of awards and nominations. He won two SAG awards from both The King's Speech, which grossed over $135 million, and Gosford Park, which grossed over $41 million. He's taken home four BAFTAs and was nominated for two Emmys and a Golden Globe.

However, if there's anything that's a testament to Gambon's sheer talent, it's his ability cry on cue. Apparently, it comes easy.

"You just do it," he told The Guardian. "That's what acting is. But I admit I try and summon up a powerful image. The one I often think of is that of a little girl in uniform, taken during the Vietnam war, with her clothes and body on fire because of an aerial bomb. I believe she recovered and is now a doctor, which makes me feel I'm not simply exploiting someone else's tragedy."

Tom Felton keeps tackling new roles

Harry Potter's resident bad boy has built himself quite a career — one that doesn't require an unfortunate platinum dye job. The Slytherin star has accumulated a reported $35 million fortune with roles in the DC universe's The Flash, YouTube Red's Origin, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (in which he inadvertently triggered the ape uprising). So, what's the millionaire's next move? The star has his eyes set on Broadway just like his Gryffindor rivals.

"I've been to see [Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint] in the last year or so doing their shows and they're fantastic at it," he told BuzzFeed. "It's definitely a dream of mine to be on Broadway and the West End as well. Hopefully when the right opportunity comes, I'll jump at the chance."

Despite Felton's riches, he actually lives a rather modest life (assuming $1.6 million houses are modest in Hollywood), as his home was certainly no Malfoy Manor. According to The Los Angeles Times, Felton ended up selling his modest Hollywood Hills bungalow for $176,000 over the asking price in 2016.

Rupert Grint had some money troubles

Harry Potter fans will recognize Rupert Grint as the lovable Ron Weasley. Others, however, might recognize him as Ed Sheeran's doppelgänger in the singer's music video for "Lego House." Either way, the red-headed star is totally loaded, and all it took was his character helping to destroy a bunch of horcruxes and defeat Voldemort. Easy, right?

Grint reportedly made around $36 million from the Harry Potter series. And though we couldn't imagine the films without him, he surprisingly came close to dropping out of Hogwarts after The Goblet of Fire.

"I thought 'Do I actually want to keep doing this? It's a bit of a drag.' Because obviously it's a big sacrifice," he told The Independent. "You take for granted anonymity, just doing normal stuff, just going out. Everything was different and a little bit scary. There were times when I was like 'I'm done.'"

As we know, Grint stuck it out, but managing his fortune hasn't always been easy. The star told The Independent that he made a number of weird purchases during the height of his fame including a hovercraft, an Ostrich skeleton, and an ice cream van. He ended up losing around $1.3 million in a tax refund case, according to The Guardian, and built up a real estate empire worth more than $16 million. His net worth has since blossomed to around $50 million thanks to a few TV and voice roles — notably, he played Charlie Cavendish in Snatch — and a stint on Broadway.

Emma Watson became known as a princess

Emma Watson didn't stray far from her Hermione roots. The starlet high-tailed it out of Hogwarts with an estimated $55 million and went straight to the Ivy League, where she gave working your way through college a whole new meaning. While most of us grind away at minimum wage jobs, the Hogwarts alum starred in films like The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Bling Ring. Needless to say, she probably doesn't have any student loans.

Despite her often-busy schedule, Paper reports that the actress ended up taking a whole year off from acting in 2016 to focus on activism (she's a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador) and her personal development. She emerged in 2017 as one of Disney's most iconic princesses.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the starlet earned an upfront fee of $3 million for her portrayal of Belle in Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The flick pulled in $1.26 billion worldwide, as noted by Forbes, and Watson rounded the year with $14 million in pre-tax earnings. At the time of this writing, her net worth is estimated to be around $80 million.

Daniel Radcliffe hoards his cash

As the man that defeated Voldemort and saved the entire wizarding world, Harry Potter certainly earned the reported $95.6 million he made from his eponymous series. Or, rather, the actor who played him — Daniel Radcliffe — did. Most of us would probably spend at least a small fraction of that kind of cash on a mansion, a private jet, or maybe an ice cream truck (if we're Rupert Grint), but the rich truly stay rich by not spending any of their money. Radcliffe has admitted that he has most of his Harry Potter fortune. 

"I don't really do anything with my money," he told The Telegraph. "I'm very grateful for it, because having money means you don't have to worry about it, which is a very lovely freedom to have. It also gives me immense freedom career-wise."

The truth is Daniel Radcliffe is so loaded he can pretty much do whatever he wants, including star as a farting corpse in an indie flick, which he described to Vanity Fair as "beautiful and epic." Less bizarrely, 2018 saw Radcliffe sign on for a role alongside Steve Buscemi in Miracle Workers and brush up on his Broadway chops in The Lifespan of a Fact. Clearly, he keeps things interesting.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Radcliffe was worth around $102.48 million in 2014, a wealth that was only trumped by Britain's other greatest export, One Direction. Celebrity Net Worth has him at around $110 million, making him Harry Potter's highest-earner.