Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe tops young rich list

29/11/11

Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has topped a list of the richest, young British entertainers under 30.

Twilight actor Robert Pattinson moved up to third from fifth in the Heat Magazine rankings.

He leap-frogs two of Radcliffe's Harry Potter co-stars, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

Keira Knightley, who has starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, remains second on the chart with Adele the highest new entry at 16.

Radcliffe, who played boy wizard Harry Potter in the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's novels, has earned £51.8 million over his career, according to Heat Magazine's estimates.

The 22-year-old actor's earnings for 2011 were £6.1 million higher than in 2010.

Keira Knightley's earnings totalled £30.9 million ahead of Robert Pattinson on £24.8 million.

Adele, whose second album 21 is set to be the biggest-selling album in the world this year, entered the list at 16 with an estimated fortune of £7.7 million.

Taio Cruz (28) and Florence Welch (29) are the other new entries in the top 30.

Three stars dropped out of this year's list.

Opera star Katherine Jenkins and model Kelly Brook both went over the 30-year-old threshold and singer Amy Winehouse, ranked 15th last year, died in July.

The top 10 richest UK celebrities under 30 are as follows:

1. Daniel Radcliffe - £51.8 million

2. Keira Knightley - £30.9m

3. Robert Pattinson - £24.8m

4. Emma Watson - £24m

5. Rupert Grint - £21.8m

6. Leona Lewis - £13.2m

7. Cheryl Cole - £11.4m

8. Katie Melua - £10.8m

9. Craig David - £9.7m

10. Charlotte Church - £9.7m