Daniel Radcliffe Is Content Hoarding His Harry Potter Fortune

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If you see Daniel Radcliffe out at a bar, don’t expect him to try and impress you by throwing hundred-dollar bills at everyone who walks in the door. The former Harry Potter is sitting on a fortune from his time at Hogwarts that’s estimated to hover around the $100-million mark, but based on an interview he just did with the Belfast Telegraph, it sounds like Radcliffe is taking the Scrooge McDuck approach to managing his money. “I don't really do anything with my money,” he told the 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.” That’s a rare kind of freedom, a kind of freedom that lets you make a project people refer to as “the farting boner corpse movie” (Swiss Army Man) without having to sweat about the box-office numbers. And since it sounds like he’s content to ride out that Potter cash for the rest of his days, expect Radcliffe to keep his fans entertained with a steady stream of eclectic role choices instead of soulless blockbusters. “I want to give them something to be interested in, rather than them just watch me make loads of money on crap films for the rest of my life,” Radcliffe says. “I think it's about doing things that are unexpected, and I love that I'm hard to pin down or categorize.”