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The Richest Twilight Star Is Probably Not Who You Think

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If asked who the richest person associated with Twilight is, any viewer will probably remember one of its two leading actors, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. However, there's one person who has made much more money from the Twilight franchise.

The Twilight film series has become a global phenomenon and one of the most successful franchises ever made, grossing over $3.4 billion worldwide. Twilight 1 brought in $35.7 million on its opening day. Though its final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Down – Part 2, was released 10 years ago, its stars are still featured among the richest Hollywood celebrities.

For example, Kristen Stewart's net worth is $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Stewart started her acting career at an early age and was quite a child star, but it was Twilight that helped the actress reach her peak of stardom and become rich.

Stewart played the protagonist Bella Swan, who is falling in love with a perfect man who turns out to be a vampire. Stewart's Twilight salary is still the biggest in her career. The star got $25 million plus an impressive 7.5 percent of the gross for both parts of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

Robert Pattinson's Twilight Fame Came At A Massive Cost

The net worth of Kristen Stewart's co-star and ex-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, is $100 million. The actor played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter franchise and was already quite popular before being cast as a shining vampire Edward Cullen in Twilight.

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But it was the vampire saga that made him 2nd richest UK celebrity under 30 in 2013, according to Glamour UK. For Twilight, the actor got paid the same as his co-star, $25 million per last two films. But even Pattinson with his impressive net worth is not the richest celebrity linked to Twilight.

The richest Twilight star is not an actor at all, though she had two cameo appearances in the franchise.

Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight Saga, received over $40 million in book and movie royalties in 2010 and 2011 alone. The novelist's net worth is $120 million.

In 2008 and 2009, Meyer's books sold the most copies of any author, anywhere. In 2011, after the huge success of the first three installments in the Twilight franchise, Meyer's production company, Fickle Fish Films, was founded. So the author has also earned millions of dollars for producing both parts of Breaking Dawn.

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