The teenage of every 90’s kid was spent watching the “Harry Potter” series. Who can forget those whimsical scenes and magic wands along with a brilliant cast? Hermione, “the brightest witch of her age,” has a lot of things common with the girl who essayed the role. Emma Watson does a lot of social work, is smart & loves to read books! However, being a feminist, she also faces criticism. Do you know the young star was called a hypocrite in 2017 for a photoshoot wherein she went bra-less? The actress though replied perfectly quoting the feminist’s ideology of freedom & liberty. Today, let’s know more about the early life & net worth of Emma Watson as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Emma Watson was born on 15 April 1990 in a lawyer’s family with mother Jacqueline Luesby and Father Chris Luesby, both being English lawyers. Her birthplace was Paris, France and the birth name given to her was Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson. She saw her parent’s divorce at a young age and then lived with her mother in Oxfordshire. She would visit her father in London at weekends. She went to Dragon School in Oxford and got the training for being an actress from Stagecoach Theater Arts.
Emma Watson performed in various plays during her theatre days. She later attended Headington School before professionally acting in “Harry Potter.”
The actress likes to keep her private life away from the media. However, when she was 10, she was reportedly in love with co-actor, Tom Felton. She dedicates a lot of her time to women’s rights and was appointed the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. She has given many speeches at big platforms like the UN Headquarters which makes her a woman who encourages feminist ideas & education for girls.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Emma Watson’s career began in 1999 when she was cast for “Harry Potter,” the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel series. She gained wide appreciation for her role after the release of the first part of the series. She “stole the show,” according to IGN. By and by she rose to stardom as Hermione Granger in the following movies of the series of “Harry Potter.” She was nominated for many awards and earned a massive wealth of around £10 million by the huge financial success of “Harry Potter,” about which the actress said that she would never have to work for money again. She did other roles also as in 2007 BBC film “Ballet Shoes,” the 2010 release “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” in “The Bling Ring” of 2013, and the Disney adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” in 2017 among others.
She has won over 20 Awards out of around 55 nominations. She has also won the British Artist of the Year in 2014 honored by the British Academy of Film & TV Arts. She has helped the UN propagate the ‘HeForShe’ campaign and was also the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Emma Watson has a net worth of around $100 million. “Harry Potter” which was a huge success at the box office making a gross £6 billion paid Emma Watson $60 million for her outstanding work. She accumulated more riches later on earning £2 million, starring in the movie “Beauty and the Beast.” She also shared the profit made by the film which made her around £10 million for her princess role. Forbes listed her on the sixth spot of highest paid actresses of 2017 after the Netflix film, “The Circle.”
Emma Watson owns a $3.3 million penthouse in New York. She is seen driving a number of cars including a Toyota Prius, a blue Audi S3, and a Cadillac Escalade.
Emma Watson at a very young age has left impressions of her talent and influential work. Women around the world get inspired by her speeches in which she supports education & equal rights. In the years to come, we are sure she will reach a higher place through her extraordinary deeds.