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Daniel Radcliffe has barely touched his $100 million fortune

Published 06/10/2016

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe

Radcliffe is so happy with his chosen career he admitted he hopes to die while on set.

Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe enjoys the security of having money but doesn't go wild with his spending.

The 27-year actor revealed in a new interview he has barely made a dent in his reputed $95.6 million (£75 million) fortune - the amount he raked in during his Harry Potter days, according to CBS.

Daniel was last seen as the boy wizard in the franchise's last film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, which was released in 2011. And while he likes the security of knowing he doesn't have to worry about money, he admits that he does very little with it.

“I don’t really do anything with my money,” the British actor shared in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. “I’m very grateful for it, because having money means you don’t have to worry about it, which is a very lovely freedom to have. It also gives me immense freedom career-wise.”

With money being no issue, the Hogwarts graduate's post-Potter career has seen him avoid going down the blockbuster route and instead focus on taking smaller roles in films such as 2016’s dramatic comedy Swiss Army Man, in which he portrayed a flatulent corpse named Manny.

“For all the people who’ve followed my career, I want to give them something to be interested in, rather than just make loads of money on crap films for the rest of my life,” he explained to the publication.

Having successfully made the transition from child star, Radcliffe is happy with his chosen career, and revealed he plans to continue. In fact, he loves acting so much that he hopes to die while working.

“I don’t know what my life looks like without regularly being on a film set. I’d go crazy. I’m one of the lucky few who loves my job," he smiled. And when asked how he’d like to die, the Imperium star deadpanned: “On a film set ideally. I want to ruin someone’s day. I want to have them suddenly go, ‘Dan’s just dropped dead in front of the camera; we have to get his double on.’”

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