Daniel Radcliffe is worth millions upon millions of dollars all thanks to Harry Potter.

When Daniel Radcliffe was only five years old, he made one of the biggest decisions of his entire life. Radcliffe signed on to play Harry Potter in the new film franchise.

When the production started in 2000 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Radcliffe earned “$145,000. By the second movie, he had already increased to $3 million for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This was then doubled to around $6 million in exchange for starring in the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Daniel Radcliffe arrives for film Kill Your Darlings of the register John Krokidas during the 70th Venice Film Festival on September 01, 2013 in Venice, Italy (Matteo Chinellato / Shutterstock.com)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire raised him to $11 million. By the fifth film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , Radcliffe’s contract went up to a hefty $14 million. The final novel of the series, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (2007), was divided into a two-part movie adaptation released in 2010 and 2011, coming out to around $20 million each for Radcliffe.

Currently, Daniel Radcliffe is worth around $110 million dollars. However, since the major motion picture, Radcliffe has stepped out of the limelight and has worked on smaller productions.

At the end of the day it goes to show you that one decision can have a major impact on the rest of your life and while there are thousands of struggling actors, a single acting job can take you from sleeping on the roof of your friend’s apartment to living in the most expensive homes in California.

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