Harry Potter stars top Heat's young rich list


She has earned more at the tender age of 20 than most of us can imagine making in a lifetime.

Emma Watson

Star quality: Emma Watson has made more than £20m

But despite having more than £20m to her name, Emma Watson has only made it to third place in a list charting the wealthiest British stars aged 30 and under - with her Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe beating her to the top spot.

Miss Watson's fortune has come primarily from her role as Hermione Granger in the seven films, topped up by a contract as the face of Burberry and modelling work for Chanel.

But Radcliffe, 21, is estimated to have made more than £45.6m from playing the boy wizard, as well as starring in West End and Broadway productions such as Equus.

Keira Knightley wins second place in the chart, with a £30.1m fortune from roles in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Atonement, as well as a modelling contract with Chanel.

But the Potter spell is cast again over fourth place - taken by actor Rupert Grint, who has made £19m from playing Harry's sidekick Ron Weasley.

The success of teenage vampire films the Twilight Saga has seen 24-year-old Robert Pattinson become a multi-millionaire, earning £18.5m in just a few years.

Coleen Rooney, 24, also scrapes into the top ten, with £9m from deals with Littlewoods, Argos and Nike as well as her ITV2 series.

But Cheryl Cole, 27, only makes it to 14th place, with a relatively modest £7.9m income. The list was compiled by industry experts for Heat magazine.

Editor Sam Delaney said: 'The Heat rich list is proof that not all mega-rich people are corrupt, cigar-chomping fat cats.'

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