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Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson Make Forbes List of Hollywood's Most Valuable Young Stars

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Posted by: Edward
March 11, 2009, 02:39 PM

Forbes Magazine has published a new list detailing Hollywood's Most Valuable Young Stars, which feature actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger).  With a rating of 6.03 out of 10, Mr. Radcliffe comes in first on the Forbes list, which notes that his role in the play Equus, helped "get audiences 'to see him as something else, and that speaks to him as an actor.'"  The magazine goes on to say the following:

Daniel Radcliffe was plucked from relative obscurity to take on the Harry Potter role and has made the most of the opportunity. As Potter wraps up, he's clearly just beginning.
Emma Watson came in at number six on the list with a rating of 4.02 (out of 10).  The magazine says this of the actress:
As one-third of the main Harry Potter trio, Emma Watson has carved out her own notices for her work in the franchise. With the final installments nearing, Star Currency voters see a future for her on the big screen--if she's interested, that is. She heads to college in the fall.
The two Harry Potter actors join such other young talent as Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds), Freddie Highmore (The Spiderwick Chronicles), and Hayden Panettiere (NBC's Heroes) on the Forbes list.  The full list can be viewed via this link.

In addition to this, Forbes.com released yet another list of the World's Billionaires.  Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been included on the list which writes the following:
World's richest author. Harry Potter author named highest-earning celebrity last year by Forbes, for taking home $300 million. Her seven books in the series about a teenage wizard and his school chums has sold 400 million copies worldwide. A box office blockbuster, the five Harry Potter films released so far have grossed more than any other motion picture franchise in history. Sixth film scheduled for release this summer. Sales of Potter-related products, of which she gets a cut, have been reported to be in excess of $15 billion. Says she won't write any more Harry Potter books but released wizard fairytale book Tales of Beedle the Bard, in December 2008; proceeds from that book will go to a children's charity. Her personal story is nearly as magical as the fiction she writes: Single mother living on welfare in a cold-water flat in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rowling completed her first story of the teenage wizard in 1997. A year later Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was published in the U.S. and became a children's literary sensation.
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50 Comments

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474 Points

Does anyone else cringe at the words ‘most valuable’? I know this is Forbes, and I’m aware that they normally do the ‘richest people’ list, but still. As much as I think the HP franchise has deserved its commercial success I still don’t like lists that treat the stars as commodities. I’d like them to be appreciated for their acting, not their money-making potential. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice measure of their popularity and I can only hope it helps them shaping whatever career they want.

Posted by Kalin [WBM] on March 11, 2009, 06:50 PM report to moderator
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6352 Points

“There are four things in the media that are like nails on a chalkboard to me everytime I hear them. Miley Cyrus, Twilight, The Jonas Brothers, and High School Musical. In no particular order because they all make me cringe equally.”

@bella vita, I soooooo agree with you!!!!!!

Posted by KB Prez [ROAR!] on March 11, 2009, 07:02 PM report to moderator
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24135 Points

Congrats to them! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on March 11, 2009, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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24135 Points

Congrats to them! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on March 11, 2009, 07:12 PM report to moderator
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1839 Points

Yay for Dan and Emma! Also very happy with Freddie Highmore getting included!

Posted by Lillylove on March 11, 2009, 08:22 PM report to moderator
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4844 Points

Cool!!! Great!!! Congrads to Dan, Emma, and Rupert.

Posted by Lady Grey OoM2,CW*ROAR* on March 11, 2009, 08:48 PM report to moderator
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493 Points

Congratulations to all the top picks.

Posted by AngelasCrochetingCorner on March 11, 2009, 09:46 PM report to moderator
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1375 Points

What about Rupert?

Posted by snapealicious on March 11, 2009, 09:56 PM report to moderator
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93 Points

yay!

this is fantastic

Posted by Carmenriots on March 11, 2009, 10:30 PM report to moderator
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15914 Points

Woot! Good job for them! Too bad Rupes is now old to be on the list. :(

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on March 12, 2009, 05:19 AM report to moderator
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lol even if rupert was included he wouldnt have made the top 10, he had a lower score than the guy number 10

Posted by drater on March 12, 2009, 07:02 AM report to moderator
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51 Points

Why are people going on about Rupert. It a list of actors 19 AND UNDER. RUPERT IS 20 YEARS OLD! He probably wouldn’t have made it into the top 10 considering his rating even if he was old enough. Happy to see Dan considered so highly by the industry insiders. It shows what an impact his career choices have made. I think Highmore should be higher up the list and Cyrus should be lower. I don’t think Emma should be so high up – but that’s just a personal opinion. If you look at the top 1400 listing of all ages, you can see that Dan is number 168, Emma is 456 and Rupert is 735. There’s quite a big difference in their placings on the overall list.

Posted by miriamk on March 12, 2009, 08:47 AM report to moderator
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1410 Points

Is it a bad thing that I’ve only heard of 4 out of the 10 kids? LOL

Posted by rhadamenthes {ROAR} on March 12, 2009, 09:05 AM report to moderator
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8069 Points

This is awesome!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on March 12, 2009, 10:03 AM report to moderator
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3982 Points

Good for them!!

Posted by missskye «Я☼AR» {OoM2} on March 12, 2009, 11:06 PM report to moderator
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