How Rupert Grint became a £13million property wizard: Harry Potter star, 24 …

  • Harry Potter star sets up new company Eevil Plan Properties
  • Rupert Grint, 24, has a £12.9million property portfolio in Herfordshire
  • Includes his own £5.4million mansion and his parents’ boutique hotel

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Alasdair Glennie

23:52 GMT, 28 June 2013


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Mischief managed: Rupert Grint is investing his Potter millions wisely

Mischief managed: Rupert Grint is investing his Potter millions wisely

After rising to fame as Harry Potter’s sidekick, it seems Rupert Grint is working some magic of his own on his property portfolio.

The 24-year-old has set up a new company to manage the income from his multi-million pound housing empire, the Daily Mail can reveal.

And while his Potter alter-ego Ron  Weasley spent his time fighting the forces of darkness, Grint appears to have embraced his slightly more sinister side – by naming it Eevil Plan Properties.

The news comes as the star’s other  company, Clay 10 – set up to manage his film earnings – posted its first pre-tax profits of £8.6million.

The £12.9million Grint property empire is spread over a 20-mile radius in Hertfordshire, at the heart of London’s commuter belt.

The actor bought three properties around his home village for a combined £9.2million.

Another three, worth £3.7million, are registered in the names of his mother Joanna, 46, and father Nigel, 49, a former racing car driver listed as a co-director of Eevil Plan.

Grint, who is worth around £24million, lives in an 18th century mansion bought for £5.4million.

Set in 22 acres, it has five reception rooms, six bedroom suites and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

His parents live in a nearby £3.35million mansion, also owned by their son and complete with a lake and putting green.

Grint and his father co-purchased another detached house for £495,000 which they renovated and now rent out for more than £2,700 per month.

Investment: This rambling Grade II-listed 16th century farmhouse has seven bedrooms and sits in eight acres of land, boasting a tennis court, swimming pool and stables

Investment: This rambling Grade II-listed 16th century farmhouse has seven bedrooms and sits in eight acres of land, boasting a tennis court, swimming pool and stables

'The Burrow': Rupert's parent's £3.35million house comes with a pool, a lake and a putting green

‘The Burrow’: Rupert’s parent’s £3.35million house comes with a pool, a lake and a putting green

Bachelor pad: Rupert himself lives in an 18th century mansion worth over £5million which boasts six bedrooms and swimming pools outdoors and indoors

Bachelor pad: Rupert himself lives in an 18th century mansion worth over £5million which boasts six bedrooms and swimming pools outdoors and indoors

Rupert renting: Rupert and his father bought a detached home which they renovated and are now renting of out £2,700 a month

Rupert renting: Grint and his father bought a detached home are renting out for £2,700 a month

Family business: Rupert's parents' Hertford townhouse which they run as a boutique hotel with room for £150 a night

Family business: Rupert’s parents’ Hertford townhouse which they run as a boutique hotel

Following the success of the Harry Potter films, Mr and Mrs Grint paid £975,000 for a Hertford townhouse, which they run as a boutique hotel charging up to £150 per night.

They also own two large farmhouses worth a combined £2.7million, both in their names.

It is believed Eevil Plan Properties will manage the combined rental income from the properties as well as profits from any future sales.

Two other property investment companies owned by Nigel Grint – Wicked Ideas and Wicked Investments – are now dormant, presumably because he has gone into business with his son.

Screen success: Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley with Emma Watson as Hermione and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Screen success: Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley with Emma Watson as Hermione and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

But while Grint’s property endeavours are thriving, the same cannot be said for his screen career.

Last year he appeared in box-office flop Into The White, in which he played a stranded World War Two aviation gunner.

And last month Super Clyde, a series pilot in which Grint played a fast food worker who inherits millions, was rejected by American network CBS.

It is a stark contrast to his Potter co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, whose stage and screen careers have flourished.

The comments below have not been moderated.

Now that’s a smart young man worth looking up to. While other child stars ruin their lives with drugs and booze, he’s investing for his future.

– Fah , manchester, United Kingdom, 29/6/2013 23:05

Give him time darling. Give him time.

Sir Peter
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York,
30/6/2013 02:36

Good for him! Obviously he has had good people around him supporting him and giving him realistic and clever advice on how to save his money. While I’m sure he hopes to continue his acting career, there is a chance Harry Potter will be the highlight of his career and its good to see he is investing for his future instead of just blowing his fortune on booze, drugs and cars.

aussiegirl
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Brisbane, Australia,
30/6/2013 02:24

Seem to be smartest n wisent of them all…rich and without paparazzi after him….well done..:)

Twpoppy
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Singapore,
30/6/2013 02:06

Wow! Congratulations, Rupert. Well done!

micmac
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Sydney, Australia,
30/6/2013 01:35

He’s cute

Eve d
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Brossard, Canada,
30/6/2013 00:31

whats wrong with red/ginger hair???? you folks seem rabid bout something that is simple DNA, and usually its shades and colors are beautiful. saw a woman recently with a 2 foot thick red braid and it was absolutely gorgeous.

Betsy_Ross_1776
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USA,
30/6/2013 00:22

I thought the weasleys were poor

Bob
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Bristol,
30/6/2013 00:19

Nice… a Ginger Empire.

John
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Ann Arbor, United States,
29/6/2013 23:24

with all little help of my family

BBKY
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dallas, United States,
29/6/2013 23:06

Now that’s a smart young man worth looking up to. While other child stars ruin their lives with drugs and booze, he’s investing for his future.

Fah
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manchester, United Kingdom,
29/6/2013 23:05

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