In 1989, Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born in London, England, on July 23, known as Daniel Radcliffe, or Dan for short, a famous theater, film, and television actor. He became rich at a young age, experiencing success with the release of the Harry Potter films.
What is Daniel Radcliffe’s net worth?
The British actor Daniel Radcliffe has a net worth of $110 million at the time this article is written, making him one of the wealthiest celebrities in Great Britain. At the peak of his career, he earned $15 million per year.
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on July 23, 1989, in London, England. He is the son of actor Alan Radcliffe and casting director Marcia Gresham. Although he wanted to become an actor from a young age, he had a hard time convincing his parents to let him follow his dream. He was encouraged by his peers to act in the 1999 British TV adaptation of Charles Dickens’s novel “Oliver Twist”, but his parents opposed the appearance. But when the chance arose again, for a novel by Dickens again, this time “David Copperfield” (BBC, 1999), his parents agreed.
Radcliffe attended Sussex House School, an all-boys school. After that attended the City of London School. He achieved A-levels in his three AS-levels, but then dropped out of school.
In 2001 he appeared in the hit production “The Tailor of Panama”, where he starred alongside Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, and Jamie Lee Curtis. On the set of “Tailor of Panama”, Jamie Lee Curtis spoke to Daniel’s mother and told her that he could be the perfect Harry Potter. After a casting in which dozens of actors participated, Daniel was chosen by the director Chris Columbus for the much-coveted role of the little wizard. The film premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone took place on November 16, 2001, and the film was an extraordinary success (grossing $317 million).
Daniel Radcliffe soon became an international star thanks to the role of Harry Potter. In February 2002 he was nominated for and won the Variety Club Debut Award. He also received the Sir James Carreras Award for Outstanding Performance (Harry Potter Debut) at The Variety Club Showbusiness Ceremony in 2002.
He was voted Person of the Year by Time Kids magazine. Also in 2002, he starred in the second part of the successful series by J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” also directed by Chris Columbus. After a break of 2 years, he returned for the third part of the series, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, this time directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
In 2001, when the first Harry Potter movie was released, Daniel Radcliffe received a paycheck of $1 million.
The next year the second film of the series, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” was released, for which Daniel received a paycheck of $3 million.
In 2004 Radcliffe was paid $6 million for “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”.
In 2005 he received $11 million for “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, and in 2007 was paid $14 million for “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.
Daniel Radcliff received another $24 million for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”.
The British actor earned $50 million for the two films made after the last book of the series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. Part 1 was released in 2010 and Part 2 was released in 2011.
Harry Potter earnings
Daniel Radcliffe earned a minimum of $100 million from the Harry Potter franchise. His base salary was $33 million ($40 million today) for the 2011 final installment.
In 2005 he starred in a 30-minute BBC pilot called “This Way Up” alongside Roger Moore.
Daniel Radcliffe starred in “Horns” in 2013 and then in “Swiss Army Man” in 2016. He has also starred on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and “The Lifespan of a Fact”.
In 2020, he appeared alongside Ellie Kemper in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. Reverend”, on Netflix. In addition, Daniel Radcliffe also starred in “The Woman in Black”, “Your Darlings”, “Jungle” and “Victor Frankenstein”.
In November 2000, Daniel Radcliffe published a series of poems under the name Jacob Gershon.
Daniel Radcliffe is also known for his support of charities, including Demelza House Children’s Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent, where he asked his fans to donate instead of birthday presents.
In February 2005 he donned a Team Hogwarts shirt which he autographed and auctioned to raise funds to help the victims of the 2005 Tsunami. His shirt was part of the Clothes Auction “Tsunami” which raised money for the reconstruction of the Sri Lanka Organization. Daniel wore the shirt while filming “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. These shirts were distributed to team members only. His shirt raised $811.80.
Daniel declared that he is an atheist but also that he is “proud because he is Jewish”.
As for his love life, the actor has been in a relationship with Erin Darke since 2012.