Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe: People's obsession with celebrity rich list is weird

As one of the most successful child actors ever, by 18 Daniel Radcliffe had probably earned more money than most people can hope for in a lifetime.

But the Harry Potter star told Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw that he finds "people's obsession" with his earnings "a little weird".

He's just been named the wealthiest individual on Heat magazine's celebrity rich list.

According to them, Radcliffe has an estimated £63.5m.

Flicking through the magazine while appearing on the BBC show, he joked: "There's me and Rob Pattinson and Adele. Look at us all.

"What a lovely, heart-warming piece of a paper to read. Isn't that what everyone likes reading? Oh, look at all these other rich people we can look at."

Although seeming slightly embarrassed to be talking about his fortune, he did describe how he considered himself to have been "lucky".

"I've been very fortunate," he said. "I got paid incredibly well for doing a job that I adore.

"Because of that it's never been a motivating force in my life."

He described how his money has given him greater freedom to be able to pick acting roles he is truly interested in.

"The brilliant thing about it is obviously it removes a layer of stress from your life, which is fantastic," he said.

"I don't have to do anything. My friends, if they get a job on something they don't want to do, they end up doing it and it doesn't matter how they feel about it."

He is promoting his latest film, Horns, about a man who wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head.

Although Radcliffe did not talk about how he has chosen to spend his money, he did say that he did not own a helicopter.

One Direction, who are said to have a combined fortune of £77.5m, topped the rich list for a second year.

The richest woman on the list is Keira Knightley, who has £39.9m, with Adele also in the top five with an estimated wealth of £36.2m.

Source:- http://goo.gl/GyT7S9

Sandeep Sharma

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