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Harry and Draco are both evidently rich and doing well for themselves. Although Draco is the one that doesn’t shy away from mentioning how rich he is, many people are left surprised once they learn how rich Harry is as well. However, if you were to compare the estate of the two wizards, which one would turn out to be richer?
Although Harry is rich, with his net worth coming to around 2.6 million dollars in muggle money, it is nothing compared to the enormous amount of 1.6 billion dollars that make up Draco’s net worth.
This topic is generally extremely interesting since it is never discussed directly in the book series. If you ever wondered how Harry’s parents had as much money as they did or what exactly did Harry inherit from Sirius you stumbled upon the right article. Make sure to read this article all the way to the end to learn the surprising answer to the question of who is the only in-universe character richer than the Malfoy’s themselves.
How rich was Harry Potter?
When we are first introduced to Harry Potter he is just a simple boy living with his aunt and her family. Although they seem to be well off, given that Harry lives in a closed underneath the stairs it would be pretty reasonable to conclude he did not have much money to his name.
However as to story progresses, Harry and by extension we as well learn that his parents actually left him a huge amount of money. His family safe in the Gringotts Wizarding Bank looks to be filled to the brim with his family’s riches.
All his life Harry was given as little as possible which is why he is surprised once he learns that his family was wealthy and well off in comparison to other wizarding families.
According to J.K. Rowling, Harry’s net worth comes around to 319,995 Galleons, which would work out to an amount of roughly 2.6 million dollars.
This includes everything Harry inherited from his parents who were fairly rich, his godfather’s possessions, who was extremely rich, and his own private possessions such as his broomstick, Firebolt which is worth anywhere between 400 ants 1000 Galleons. This also includes things such as the prize he got for winning which seems to be around 1000 Galleons as well.
How much money did Harry Potter inherit from Sirius?
The fact that Sirius had an estate to leave to Harry surprised him immensely. Sirius was disowned by his family when he left the family home.
Because of this, the only successor of the Black family estate became his younger brother Regulus. However, Regulus died once he joined the Deatheaters, which made Sirius the only possible hair, much to his dismay.
Since Sirius was always loyal to the Order of the Phoenix and did not share his family’s beliefs regarding the blood status of the other wizards, he did not want to let the Black estate fall into the hands of any member of his family loyal to Lord Voldemort.
To ensure this, in his will Sirius left everything he had including the Black family mansion, formerly the headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix, and his private possessions.
Although it may not seem that way from the way Sirius lives, he is actually extremely rich. J.K. Rowling revealed a lot of details about the lives of many characters in the book, including their net worth and Sirius’s comes up to the whopping amount of 199 513 Galleons, which would roughly be around 1.6 million dollars.
The biggest and most valuable asset Harry got from his godfather is 12 Grimmauld Place, located in London. Harry did not want to keep the house at first but after realizing it would fall into Bellatrix’s hands if he renounced it, he changed his mind.
Along with the house, Harry inherited Kreacher, the house-elf who served the house Black and was extremely loyal to the family. The best example of his traits is the way Kreacher treated Hermione while she was staying in the house with the order. He constantly insulted her despite the fact that she was the only one who was kind to him.
The house in itself is worth a lot since the Blacks were among the richer families in the wizarding world. One thing to keep in mind is that the house also involves everything inside the house and there are surely at least a few valuable things in there.
Besides the already mentioned possessions through his testament, Sirius also left his motorbike to Harry. His private possessions also included his mother’s letter and a photo of his father and his friends.
Lastly, Sirius left him a certain amount of money. We are not sure how much money that is exactly, but we know that he left everything he had. Although we are unsure about the amount, it is described as a “decent bit of gold.”
How did Harry Potter’s parents have so much money?
In the wizarding world, the Potters were known as one of the better of families. Although both of Harry’s parents were employed and earning enough money, their fortune comes from a different member of the Potter family.
One of Harry’s ancestors, Linfred of Stinchcombe is the reason behind the wealth the Potters possess. He was a twelfth-century wizard and a master potioneer, whose potion are crucial in everyday use.
One of those potions is the one madam Pomfrey had to give Harry in order for his bones to regrow after his bones were removed by Gilderoy Lockhart after Harry got injured during a Quidditch match.
Because of how commonly used his potions are his family was still making money from them making long after he was gone. The members of the family were known as hard workers which is why they were able to preserve the fortune they had and even increase it.
Although they were pretty rich after that the fortune was further expanded by Harry’s grandfather, Fleamont Potter. He was the sole inventor of Sleekeazy’s Hair Potion. Since he did not have any other children, besides Harry’s father James, Fleamont left him everything he had.
How rich was Draco Malfoy?
Unlike Harry, when we are first introduced to Draco we are immediately aware of the fact that he is rich, and as the story progresses it only became more clear just how much money the Malfoy’s have.
It seems that neither of Draco’s parents is actually employed, which would lead us to conclude that the Malfoys have enough money for not just an ordinary lifestyle, but a lavish one at that.
Draco’s father is the second richest character in the franchise with his net worth totaling up to 321 285 145 Galleons, an amount only exceeded by Bellatrix Lestrange. 321 285 145 Galleons works out to around 1.6 billion dollars.
This wealth probably comes from his father’s side of the family which was heavily involved with the politics of the wizarding world. Draco’s grandfather Abraxas was believed to be involved with the schemes which lead to the sudden stepping down of the first muggle-born Minister of Magic.
Who was richer Harry or Draco?
In conclusion, Harry is definitely richer than he lets us know. He has a large amount of wealth which he inherited from his parents. The amount was increased by his personal earnings such as the prize for winning the Triwizard Tournament and many things he gained possession of throughout the years.
He also became the sole heir to his godfather’s inheritance. This contained a lot of money and valuable assets since Sirius was the sole heir to his family.
However, despite Harry being richer than most other wizarding families, he can’t really compete with Draco and his family. Once he became his family’s heir and gained the entire Malfoy estate the only person who had more money than him was his aunt Bellatrix.