Daniel Radcliffe Hasn’t Spent A Lot Of His Harry Potter Fortune


During a recent interview with The Mirror, Daniel Radcliffe revealed he hasn’t spent a lot of his £75 million (about $97 million) earnings from the Harry Potter films:

On his Harry Potter money: “I don’t really do anything with my money. 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.”

On the freedom to star in whatever he wants: “For all the people who’ve followed my career, I want to give them something to be interested in, rather than just make loads of money on crap films for the rest of my life.”

On life in the spotlight: “Ultimately, the hardest thing about growing up in the spotlight, it’s not the easy access to drugs or the strange, sort of pandering world you enter into. The difficulty is trying to work out who you are while constantly coming up against a perception of yourself that everybody else already has. I think it’s very important, especially when you become famous young, to work out who you are without fame and without that as part of your identity, because that will go. Fame does not last forever. For anyone. If someone told me tomorrow, ‘You’re never going back on set’, I really wouldn’t know what to do with the rest of my life. I don’t know what my life looks like without regularly being on a film set. I’d go crazy. I’m one of the lucky few who loves my job.”