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Daniel Radcliffe named richest under 30 Brit

Last updated on: November 29, 2011 17:14 IST

Daniel Radcliffe named richest under 30 Brit

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Daniel Radcliffe has been named the wealthiest British star under 30, after amassing almost 52 million pounds.
 
The Harry Potter star retained the top spot in Heat magazine's 30 Under 30 Rich List with his fortune increasing by 6.1 million pounds from last year's figure.
 
Radcliffe's earnings were boosted by the final two films in the boy wizard franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Parts 1 and 2, for which he is thought to have earned in the region of 25 million pounds.

Here's looking at the top ten celebs who join the young actor on the list this year!


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2. Keira Knightley

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In second place is Keira Knightley, with an estimated worth of 31 million pounds which she has amassed from films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and lucrative modelling contracts with brands including Chanel.

The 26-year-old has been a part of notable films Atonement and Pride And Prejudice.


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3. Robert Pattinson

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Twilight hunk Robert Pattinson came third in the poll with a fortune estimated at around 25 million pounds.
 
The latest film in the series, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, has taken 315 million pounds worldwide at the box office since it was released earlier this month.


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4. Emma Watson

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Daniel's Harry Potter co-star, Emma Watson, dropped from third to fourth place on the list with an estimated fortune of 24 million pounds.

Currently pursuing her studies, Watson has earned her keep as a Burberry model and actress to rake in earnings of 㿃.9m.


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5. Rupert Grint

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While a third member of the Harry Potter cast -- Rupert Grint -- rounds out the top five with 22 million pounds in the bank.

The actor is working on two films currently -- Comrade and Eddie The Eagle.


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6. Leona Lewis

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While it seems silver screen stars dominated the leaderboard, a host of musicians also earned a prestigious place on the list.

Singer/songwriter Leona Lewis took up the sixth spot on the list with 13 million pounds in earnings. The singer rose to prominence when she won the reality show X Factor in 2006 and has been nominated for Grammy thrice.


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7. Cheryl Cole

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Despite going off the radar since her X Factor USA sacking, Cheryl Cole jumped seven places from 14 to 7, become the highest climber.

The Girls Aloud star made an estimated 㾷.4 million pounds, compared to bandmates Kimberley Walsh at 24 (٣.3 million pounds) and Nicola Roberts at 27 (٢.2million pounds).


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8. Katie Melua

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British-Georgian singer, songwriter and musician Katie Melua, 27,  figures at number eight on the list with over 10 million pounds in earnings.


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9. Craig David

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Singer Craig David lands at number nine with nine million pounds in earnings.

The 30-year-old artist has released five studio albums and sold over 13 million albums worldwide.


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10. Charlotte Church

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Charlotte Church, a welsh singer/songwriter, actress and TV presenter rounds off top ten with nine million pounds in earnings.

Church released her first album in five years, titled Back To Scratch, on 17 October 2010.


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