KEY POINTS

  • Daniel Radcliffe reportedly earned $1 million from the first "Harry Potter" film at age 11
  • He starred in all eight "Harry Potter" films together with Rupert Grint and Emma Watson
  • He appeared in several films and theatrical productions after the last "Harry Potter" movie in 2011

Daniel Radcliffe has been etched into the memories of fans who grew up watching the "Harry Potter" films. As the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" nears, let's revisit how much he made from being the Boy Who Lived.

Radcliffe was relatively unknown when he bagged the titular role of the film adaptation of author J.K. Rowling’s "Harry Potter" book series. His journey to stardom began at age 11 after being invited to audition for the lead role in 2000. 

Released a year later, "Sorceror's Stone" grossed $974 million worldwide and earned Radcliffe $1 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The figures on his "Harry Potter" paychecks would soon increase as the film series became more popular with each release.

It was reported that Radcliffe earned $6 million from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" in 2004. For the sixth installment, "Half-Blood Prince," he made a total of $24 million.

By the release of the last two films, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" (2010) and "Deathly Hallows – Part 2" (2011), Radcliffe’s paychecks were amounting to $50 million. 

Valued at $110 million, per CNBC, Radcliffe then appeared in several films and theatrical productions after taking off his wizard robe. The play "Equus" was his first big hit after the "Harry Potter" films. The production reported $3 million in advance ticket sales due to news that Radcliffe was playing the main role. 

In a BBC radio interview, he admitted that the money he earned early in life did allow him some room to pick the roles he wanted to play. 

Radcliffe is not the only star who got their start on "Harry Potter" and found success long after it wrapped up, per Insider. The next richest "Harry Potter" cast member is Robert Pattinson, who is currently worth $100 million. He briefly appeared in the fourth installment "Goblet of Fire" as Cedric Diggory. His next successful project was another hit film series, the "Twilight" saga, which cemented his place as one of the biggest actors of his generation.

Emma Watson is another actress who gained international fame through "Harry Potter." She is worth $80 million and has since appeared in several other successful films, including "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Beauty and the Beast" and the award-winning "Little Women."

Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe is pictured in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Photo: Warner Bros.