We’d like to take a moment to wish Daniel Radcliffe, better known as Harry Potter, a Happy Birthday! This 18th Birthday is particularly special for Daniel, as he has now gained access to his $19 million dollar investment fund – which he’s socked away in a company jointly held with his parents. Daniel’s current net worth is $23 million, with more to come as the series reaches its finale.
One of the richest teens in the world, Harry doesn’t seem intent on going out to blow his money. According to Daniel, “ “Even when I was very young and before any of this had happened, I remember being repulsed by ostentatious displays of wealth. People who have car collections – I never understood that. I always thought that was unnecessary. It’s not beautiful, its not creative. Its just showing how much money you’ve got.”
On growing up Harry says, “It’s not so much that they don’t want me to grow up. It’s that they’re annoyed that I’m growing up adjusted. They’d much rather I was growing up and going wild and crashing cars.”
Perhaps Daniel is on to something. He plans to stay in London and continue to act. He’ll likely be much more balanced there than joining in with the rest of the gen Y Hollywood crowd who haven’t learned how to handle wealth.
Not only has Radcliffe done well for himself, but he has helped to create more wealth than many small nations. Thus far the Harry Potter series has been calculated to create an economy in excess of $15 billion. The author of the famous series, J.K. Rowling, is worth more than a billion. His fellow wizards are also making out pretty good on the deal.
It will be interesting to see how Daniel continues to grow up and manage his wealth.
Happy Birthday Daniel, we are routing for you to prove the tabloids wrong.
Miel & James