Emma Watson Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape January 28, 2020
Updated 2020/01/28 at 1:36 PM
Emma Watson Net Worth

Emma Watson is a popular English model and actress. She rose to fame playing the role of Hermoine Granger in the popular series “Harry Porter”. Emma Watson net worth is approximately 80 million dollars. The 30-years-old actress is also an activist. In 2014, she became the ambassador for UN Women Goodwill. She also launched HeForShe, a UN Women Campaign which encourages everyone working towards gender equality.

She went to Dragon School where she trained as an actress at the Stagecoat Theatre Arts. Some of the films Emma has appeared in are “Ballet Shoes”, “The Perks of a Wallflower”, “My Week with Marilyn”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Regression”, “This is the End”, “The Circle”, “Bling Ring”, “Colonia”, and so on.

Emma Watson achivements also comes from her career as a model. She has modeled for campaigns for companies like “Lancome”, “Burberry”, and several more.

Emma Watson Early Life

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson was born on the 15th of April, 1990 in Paris, France to Jacqueline Luesby and Chris Watson who are both lawyers. Little Emma was living with her parents in Maisons-Laffitte, Paris until her parents got divorced.

She and her brother had to move with their mother to Oxfordshire, England while they spend weekends with their father. She went to Dragon School and moved to Stagecoach Theatre Arts when she was just six to study acting, dancing, and singing.

When she was just 10 years, Emma partook in school plays but never acted professionally. She later attended Headington School, Oxford and in June 2006 she took GCSE examinations in 10 subjects and passed all. After she left high school, Emma went to Brown University in Rhode Island and then on the 25th of May 2014 she graduated with a degree in English Literature.

The actress is also certified in Yoga and meditation which she studied at a facility in Canada.

Emma Watson Career


Emma Watson first acting debut was in 1999 when her Oxford teacher introduced her to casting agents of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”. After she auditioned for the role, producers were impressed with her and she was cast alongside Rupert Grint ((Ron Weasley) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter).

When the film was released in 2001, it broke record sales and became the highest-grossing film in 2001. Her performance was praised and she earned five Awards nominations. However, she won the Young Artist Award for playing the role of a Lead actress.

The following year, she appeared in another sequel of the movie and also got praised for her role in the film. Between 2004 and 2009, there have been seven sequels of Harry Porter and Emma’s performances in all practically built her career. She has won several awards with the role she played in that film.

Some of the awards she has won are Child Performance of the year and National Movie. The final sequel of the film was in 2009 and 2010 and it grossed about $1.3 billion worldwide and it became Emma Watson’s most successful movie to date.

In 2007, she appeared in “Ballet Shoes” but it had mixed reviews. That same year, she lent her voice in the film “The Tale of Despereaux” which grossed about $87 million globally. The Harry Franchise contributed greatly to her fortune and she even admitted that she would never have to work for money again.

2012 – 2020

Emma has gone ahead to appear in many films after her acting debut in 1999. She starred in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, then “Noah” in 2012, “The Bling Ring” in 2013, “This is the End” alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen in 2013. Emma was reportedly supposed to feature in Cinderella but the actress turned it down because she could not connect with the character.

In 2014, Watson won the British artist of the Year award. The following year, she appeared in “Colonia” and ”Regression” but the movies were not much of a success. In 2016, the actress took a  break from acting to spend time to develop herself and on her activism works.

Emma came back to the big screen in 2017 playing the role of Belle in the “Beauty and the Beast” movie alongside Dan Stevens. The movie grossed $1.2 billion and became the second highest-grossing movie in 2017 and 14th highest of all time. That same year, she featured in the film “The Circle” and then in 2019, she played the role of Meg March in the film “Little Women” alongside other actors like Florence Pugh, Meryl Steep, Laura Streep, and Saoirse Ronan.


Emma Watson is also pretty successful as a model. She started in 2005 when she did a photo shoot with Teen Vogue at just 15 years making her the youngest person to appear on its cover. In 2009, she has partnered with Burberry and appeared as the face of their 2009 Autumn/Winter campaign. Emma was reportedly paid six figures for this.

In 2011, the actress received an award of Style Icon and also became the face of Lancôme. Three years later, Emma also received an award as the Best British Style in 2014 beating the likes of Kate Moss, David Beckham, Keira Knightley, and Amal Clooney.

Emma Watson Net Worth

Although she is just 30 years old, the actress has made quite a fortune for herself. The Harry Potter series reportedly earned her about £10 million or more. In 2009, Forbes ranked her no 6 on the list of “Most Valuable Young Stars” and then in 2010, she became the highest-paid star in Hollywood. Emma earned about £19 million in 2009. The Beauty and the Beast film also earned her a total of $15 million including profits participation.

Emma Watson net worth is approximately $80 million. With such a large fortune, the Harry Porter actress also lives in luxury. She has a Cadillac Escalade which is about $95,000, Audi S3 and a Toyota Prius which cost $43,000 and $30,000 respectively. Emma also has a $1.2 million ski chalet in France which she bought when she was only 18 years. In 2016, there were also reports that she owns a $3.3 million house in London.

Emma Watson Relationships and Personal Life

She dated Tom Ducker and she broke up with him to focus more on her studies. The following year, she also dated Angus Willoughby but the relationship also ended.

In 2008, she started dating  Jay Barrymore while she was still at Brown University. They both could not make long-distance work so they called it off. After this, some of the people she has also dated are George Craig, Johnny Simmons, Will Adamowicz, Matthew Janney, and Roberto Aguire.

She also dated William Knight from 2015 and they were together for two years before splitting. Her most recent relationship is with Chord Overstreet.


In conclusion, Emma is also a very outspoken feminist and activist. In 2019, she launched a legal line for people that have suffered sexual harassment at work. She has been nominated and won many awards for her time as an actress and activist. Emma Watson net worth is $80 million and we can only imagine what the future holds for her.

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