Emma Watson rose to fame in 2001 at the age of 11 when she starred as Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” J.K. Rowling had handpicked Watson to play Hermione when Watson was just 9 years old. The role made her an international star, and her name was synonymous with the character for a decade. She appeared in all eight films, all of which were international box-office successes.
Some of her other films include “The Tale of Despereaux,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “The Bling Ring” and “Noah.”
In addition to acting, Watson began modeling in 2009 when she was selected as the face for a Burberry campaign. She also appeared in a commercial for Lancôme perfume and graced the cover of Vogue magazine. Watson worked with People Tree to design a line of ethical and sustainable clothing. The “Harry Potter” film series, other acting projects, modeling, and her other endeavors add up to a net worth of $70 million as of March 2017, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
What she’s up to now
Watson has worked to shed her “Harry Potter” image and pursue other endeavors. Because of her humanitarian efforts and dedication to empowering women, she was appointed the U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014. In this role, she advocates for the HeForShe campaign, which focuses on gender equality.
The actress stars in the 2017 live-action remake of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” as Belle. Her other film projects include the new movie “The Circle,” co-starring Tom Hanks.
Emma Watson has received a lot of praise and recognition, starting with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” The film broke records with an opening day box-office total of $33.3 million. In all, the film grossed over $974 million. It was nominated for three Oscars and seven BAFTA Awards. Watson received a Young Artist Award for Best Leading Actress for this role. She’s also picked up two People’s Choice Awards and four Teen Choice Awards. Other accolades include the Calvin Klein Emerging Star Award, the MTV Movie Awards Trailblazer Award, and 2013 GQ Woman of the Year Award.
Emma Watson’s bank account pales in comparison with pop princess Britney Spears’.
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