HARRY POTTER star EMMA WATSON received an expensive birthday present on her
18th birthday – she gains access to her huge $20 million (#10 million) fortune.
The British star has been given complete reign over the money she has earned
through appearing in all five of the Harry Potter films.
Although Watson, who turned 18 on Monday (15Apr08), is in control of her
millions for the first time, the star’s money management skills are under
intense scrutiny by a team of financial advisers, according to Britain’s Daily
In a deal with England’s royal bank Coutts, who also look after her co-star
Daniel Radcliffe’s fortune, the actress is required to make low-risk,
high-interest investments and attend courses on how to be a responsible
The star, who is currently working on the franchise’s latest outing Harry
Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, is paid $5 million (#2.5 million) for her
role as the schoolgirl wizard.