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Emma Watson had no idea she was a millionaire




Given the well-known trope that child celebrities' parents often swipe all the kids' cash, you have to hand it to Emma Watson's father for going the extreme opposite direction. The 20-year-old Harry Potter actress had no idea she was a millionaire until she was 17. If only we could have that conversation with dear old dad.

"By the third or fourth film, the money was starting to get serious," she tells British Vogue. For years Emma got a weekly allowance of $75, but when she was 17, her father, Chris Watson, sat her down for a "money conversation" and revealed she was worth about $32 million.  "I had no idea. I felt sick, very emotional."

We can understand how that could be a bit of a shock. We do think Chris deserves a nice Father's Day card, if for no other reason than it sounds like he negotiated a great contract for her.

[Photo: Getty Images]


[Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 2:23pm]


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