The Harry Potter film franchise has been over for almost a decade now. Even so, the actors at the center of the film series have taken advantage of the money they've made from the franchise. Some have launched careers in independent film. Others have transitioned to TV or to the stage, or have quit acting altogether. For the film series' older actors, Harry Potter was a way to make a few bucks before moving on to other projects.
Because the series ran eight movies, the stars of each film got the chance to cash quite a few checks. Both the films and books are still beloved today, which means that even actors who don't work as frequently are still able to make quite a bit of money. Of course, for some of the actors on this list, Harry Potter was a springboard into other projects or passions. Each Harry Potter actor came to the series for something, and most of them got more than they could have dreamed. Here's every Harry Potter actor ranked by their net worth.
Although Bill Weasley isn't a role he's particularly known for, Domhnall Gleeson has mounted an impressive career in the years since the Harry Potter franchise finished. He's played a minor role in the latest Star Wars franchise, and has also starred in critically acclaimed films like Ex Machina and Frank.
All this has made Domhnall an actor to watch. He's capable of doing a lot with limited screen time. Although he didn't have a ton to do in the Harry Potter franchise, he's had plenty to do in the years since it ended. Thankfully, he's chosen his roles with wisdom.
Neville Longbottom is a hero, and Matthew Lewis is much more attractive than many expected him to be. The actor has turned his work as Neville into a career, and although he's not a leading man in many things, he's still worth a pretty penny.
The actor, who's been working since he was five, has gone on to have roles in films like Me Before You, but he sadly doesn't get any money for all the hot Neville memes that get shared. Even so, the actor is clearly living a good life. When you've been acting since you were 5, it's easy to see how you could amass a net worth of $10 million.
Warwick Davis was so essential to Harry Potter that the actor actually played two roles in the series. He played Professor Flitwick throughout the series, and he also played Griphook the goblin. Because he was playing two parts, Warwick was likely paid for both of them, but Harry Potter is not the only famous series he's ever appeared in.
Warwick also played Wicket the Ewok in Return of the Jedi. The actor has been more than happy to don costumes and heavy prosthetics for his various roles, although it should be noted that his makeup is fairly minimal for Flitwick.
Lucius Malfoy is one of the most detestable figures in the Harry Potter universe, and he's portrayed perfectly by Jason Isaacs. Although Lucius's role in the series isn't huge, Jason has had a largely profitable acting career outside of the franchise.
He's also starred in The Patriot, Black Hawk Down, and The OA. In each of these roles, Jason has proven his commitment to delivering quality performances, whether he's asked to play a villain or a hero. He's an outstanding actor because he can do both. His Lucius is sniveling and vicious, but Jason is careful not to make him too powerful. There's some fear in the Death Eater, too.
The movies did Ginny Weasley dirty, but even so, actress Bonnie Wright made out well. Although she hasn't done a ton since the franchise wrapped up, she doesn't really need to. Harry Potter was a huge success, and that success dribbled down to all the actors involved.
As a result, even the show's child actors never need to work again if they have no desire to. Ginny may not be in the movies as much as she's in the books, but she still appears in almost every movie. That leads to a better salary and one that can sustain Bonnie even if she retires from acting altogether.
Michael Gambon is a legendary stage and screen actor who plays one of the most important figures in the world of Harry Potter. As Albus Dumbledore, Michael helped to define the screen version of the character, even if some book fans were upset by his performance.
For playing Dumbledore, Michael was well rewarded, but his work in Harry Potter is only part of what's allowed him to be successful. The actor has also starred in films like Gosford Park and The King's Speech. He's a titan of stage and screen in the UK, so it's not a huge surprise to see him on this list.
Dame Maggie Smith was an icon long before she took on the role of Minerva McGonagall, but taking that role definitely cemented her status for a younger generation. In the role, Maggie gets to be both harsh and hilarious, and although she's a background player in most of the films, she always makes sure that her presence is felt.
Outside of Hogwarts, Maggie is a highly acclaimed actress with two Oscars to her name. She also starred on Downton Abbey, and she has a number of Tony Award nominations to her name, too. She's one of the best actresses to ever grace our screens, and we're lucky she played McGonagall.
Voldemort must have been a tricky role to cast. For years, the villain was more an idea than a person, and when the films finally decided to turn him into a person, they chose Ralph Fiennes to play him. Although he's hidden behind layers of makeup, the British actor's performance is much better than it has any right being, and it's made him pretty wealthy.
Besides playing the big bad in Harry Potter, Ralph has kept himself busy in a variety of roles that prove his versatility and skill as a performer. He's a romantic lead in The English Patient and a world-weary concierge in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Both roles suit him just as well as Voldemort did.
We don't meet Helena Bonham Carter's Bellatrix Lestrange until the fifth movie, but it's clear immediately that the actress was perfect for the role. Of course, Helena's career was not at all dependent on the success of the franchise. She was one of the many actors they tapped to join the cast as the series developed, and she played her part admirably.
Outside of Harry Potter, Helena has starred in massive films like Alice in Wonderland, and she's proven that she can deliver great performances in any costume or makeup you give her. Bellatrix is an iconic character, and that's in large part thanks to her performance.
Tom Felton has used his money wisely. The actor, who played Draco Malfoy in all eight films, has taken the money he made from those films and put it to good use. Although he doesn't work as frequently as many of the actors on this list, he's still racking up roles in a variety of projects.
Harry Potter is what made him as wealthy as he is, though, and it's the reason he'll never need a job if he doesn't want one. Imagine earning all the money you'll ever need before you can drive. For many of the Harry Potter kids, that's exactly what happened. It's worth noting he did star in Planet of the Apes and The Flash since his days in the franchise.
Like many of the older actors on this list, Gary Oldman was a legendary British actor before the Harry Potter franchise, but playing Sirius Black certainly gave him a good paycheck. That's not to say that Gary phoned it in. His Sirius was burdened and depressed but also wickedly funny when he wanted to be. He was both, and that's why his performance works.
Gary recently picked up his first Oscar for playing Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, and he's proven that whether he's in heavy costuming and makeup or not, he can deliver stirring performances in any role. He's had a long career in Hollywood, and it doesn't seem like he'll be slowing down anytime soon.
Emma Thompson didn't need Harry Potter. Emma Thompson doesn't really need anything. She's an incredibly successful actress who is also an expert screenwriter, and she's very good at both. As Professor Trelawney, Emma delivers one of the zanier, crazier performances in the series, but it's one that's perfect in keeping with the movies she's in.
There's a reason that Prisoner of Azkaban, the movie where she's introduced, is one of the best in the series. Emma brought a fresh, dynamic energy to the story, and showed us why she's one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. No one can do what she does.
Playing Ron Weasley may have been stressful while Rupert Grint was doing it, but it certainly paid off for the actor in the long run. His choice of roles since the series ended hasn't always been stellar, but it hardly seems to matter. Rupert made such a solid sum of money for playing Ron Weasley that he's more than set for life.
Since the series wrapped up, Rupert has been in a number of films and TV shows, including Sick Note and Snatch. His performance as Ron will likely always define his career, but that's okay. There are much worse things to be known for.
Gilderoy Lockhart only appears in a single Harry Potter film, but Kenneth Branagh's career stretches way outside that universe. The actor and director has starred in a huge number of movies over the years, and he's directed some massive Hollywood films, including the first Thor movie and the recent live-action Cinderella.
Between all of these projects, Kenneth has a wealth of different income streams to rely on. He may not have made as much money from Harry Potter as the rest of the folks on this list, but that's not hurting his ranking in the slightest. Harry Potter was just one stop on the Kenneth Branagh train.
Emma Watson's post-Harry Potter life has allowed her to pursue a career of activism, even as she stars in the occasional blockbuster. Outside of the world of Harry Potter, Emma's most notable film is definitely the 2017 remake of Beauty and the Beast which made truly insane amounts of money.
Some of the star's current net worth is definitely coming from that film, but Emma's not interested in being the biggest movie star in the world. Instead, she's choosing projects carefully, and spending the rest of her time fighting for women's right to equality all over the world. It's a valid way to spend your time.
Unlike many of the people on this list, Robert Pattinson didn't make the majority of his money on the Harry Potter franchise. Instead, he made that money on another hugely popular franchise. His role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise gave him enough money to do whatever he wanted to for the rest of his career... even if he's since stated he hated being a part of the vampire-centric phenomenon.
Since he's become franchise-free, he's done pretty much whatever he wanted role-wise, starring in smaller films with directors he's interested in working with. Whether you love the Twilight movies or hate them, it's hard to deny the freedom they gave their stars. Now, Robert doesn't have to worry about money for the rest of his life. That's the dream.
You might not think that Daniel Radcliffe would sit at the top of this list. He may have played Harry, but his career since the series wrapped up has been filled with smaller, more personal projects that don't exactly scream blockbuster.
Even so, Daniel has made the money he made doing Harry Potter worthwhile. He's taken on a series of interesting, challenging projects that only an actor worth as much as he is could do. Not everything that Daniel does works, but the money he has allows him to fail and keep on taking risks anyway. That's what happens when you star in a beloved franchise.