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Potter star tops UK under-30 entertainer rich list

Cast member Radcliffe arrives for premiere of the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in New York
Cast member Radcliffe arrives for premiere of the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in New York

LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe on Tuesday topped a Heat Magazine list of the richest, young British entertainers, retaining his No. 1 position in the ranking of people under 30-years-old.

Robert Pattinson, lead actor of the rival fantasy film franchise "Twilight," moved up to third from fifth and leapfrogged two of Radcliffe's Potter co-stars, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, according to the celebrity magazine.

Actress Keira Knightley, who starred in several of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, remained second on the chart, while singer Adele was the highest new entry at 16.

Radcliffe, 22, who played the boy wizard in the movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling's bestselling novels, earned 51.8 million pounds ($80 million) over his career, according to Heat estimates. The actor's earnings for 2011 were 6.1 million pounds higher than in 2010.

Knightley's earnings totaled 30.9 million pounds ($47.8 million, ahead of Pattinson on 24.9 million ($38.5 million), Watson on 23.9 million and Grint on 21.7 million.

Adele, whose second album "21" is set to be the biggest selling album in the world this year, entered the list at No. 16 with a fortune of 7.7 million pounds.

Three stars dropped out of this year's list -- opera star Katherine Jenkins and model Kelly Brook both exceeded the 30-year-old threshhold and singer Amy Winehouse, ranked 15th last year, died in July.

(1 pound = $1.547)

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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