Harry Potter: The 10 Richest Muggles

The premiere of Dumbledore’s secrets April 15 is fast approaching. Dumbledore’s secrets takes place several years after the last film and is likely to answer some questions and see more characters take sides. For example, Queenie might reappear in Jacob’s life after joining Grindelwald’s army. There is even a possibility of Jacob’s bakery and its success.

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While powerful wizards steal the show, Muggles like Jacob play a crucial role in the story. Even though muggles don’t have access to world-altering magic, muggles do have power in the form of wealth. This wealth can set them apart and affect their role in the wizarding world.

ten Frank Bryce

Frank Bryce was one of the bravest characters in Harry Potter but he’s not the wealthiest of characters, and it shows through his servitude to the Riddle family and the wealthy man who buys the estate after they pass. From what is known of Frank, he always seemed to have little money. From being born and raised in a town owned by his future employers to completing his service in World War II and returning home quickly. Before his death, he was paid to work as a gardener for the empty estate, still living his life in service to others. This life of working for others shows that he was content with his wealth and the way he lived his life.

9 Jacob Kowalski

Jacob Kowalski was a hard worker at the cannery, but it was shown early on that he always wanted to be a baker. However, in his attempt to secure a loan, there was no collateral that Jacob could offer to the bank to secure that loan. He didn’t own a house, a car, or anything of “substantial value” that the bank could claim if his business failed. Through this series of events, it can be assumed that his salary from the cannery also does not provide the opportunity to save money for his dream. Jacob’s finances held him back when he felt he needed the change the most. He wanted a different life for himself; the vision for the bakery was something to add value to one’s life and not just for potential monetary gain.


8 Tobias Snape

Through Severus Snape’s memories of his father, it can be seen that Tobias Snape was not necessarily the wealthiest of men. Tobias lived with his family in the same working-class neighborhood as the Evanses. He worked for what he had and to support his wife and child, albeit reluctantly. Nonetheless, he could afford his house and everything he needed to support his wife and child, which shows that he had some form of Muggle wealth, though it was far from considered rich. However, since the novel does not provide sufficient insight into this character’s life, it is difficult to be aware of his wealth or lack thereof.

7 Mr Roberts

Mr. Roberts is the unfortunate owner of the campsite that hosted the Quidditch World Cup. Roberts clearly found money and relationships with money to be very intriguing because of the way he saw wizards behave with each other and subsequently with him.

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This interest in monetary transactions and his management and ownership of a campground show that he knows how to manage his money. Mr. Roberts should have saved money before acquiring the campsite property and then learned how to manage it in order to make a profit, but those profits set him up very well for a comfortable life.

6 Vernon Dursley

Vernon Dursely, with a scowl and his finger raised

Something left out of the movies was that Vernon was the manager of a drilling company called Grunnings. It can often be assumed that he wasn’t paid very well, but he could afford to leave his wife, Petunia, to be a stay-at-home mom. They had a house where they had four different bedrooms, two of which they allowed Dudley to use. They could also afford to give Dudley a plethora of toys and other gifts. Basically, whatever he wanted, he eventually got. It is clear that he was paid well enough to live his comfortable life and give his family everything they wanted, which showed the importance of wealth in relation to his position in society and his relationship with d others like Mr. and Mrs. Mason.

5 Marjorie Dursley

Uncle Vernon and Aunt Marge at dinner at HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Marjorie Dursley was shown flaunting her wealth when she visited the Dursleys giving Dudley lavish gifts as if proving the superiority of his wealth over his brother. The whole attitude of the woman, from her uprightness to her arrogance, exuded wealth. Aunt Marge raised bulldogs of which she owned twelve. This business presumably enabled him to acquire substantial wealth. Purebred dogs are expensive creatures, and because Marge raised them at home, she could set her prices as high as she wanted, making people pay for the pedigree she produced.

4 Mr. and Mrs. Granger

The Grangers didn’t seem to care too much about wealth. However, they were both dentists. They only had one daughter and the other. Despite many life and death situations, Hermione’s parents were there (through a lot) as a support system. The money they each earned allowed them to provide a nice home for Hermione Granger to grow up in and allowed them to take vacations and spend time together. Like when the family spent time in the Forest of Dean when Hermione was a child. The combined amount of money that Mr. and Mrs. Granger earned was certainly enough to support their family. The Grangers met in their line of work and were able to raise a daughter they were very proud of; their money only gave them the means to do so.

3 Mr Mason

Mr. Mason is the wealthy builder whom Vernon invites to dinner. Thanks to a large drilling order, Mr. Mason was wealthy enough to potentially invest money in Vernon’s business. His appearance of being assembled in his suit for dinner shows that he took himself and his money seriously.

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Mr Mason was also mentioned to have a taste for golf, usually associated with country clubs which are usually signs of wealth that can be spared hobbies. Mr. Mason may not have invested in Vernon, but he certainly had the money to do so. As mentioned earlier, Mr. Mason’s wealth places him in a different society than other Muggles, and through his attitude seen in the movies, he takes great pride in it.

2 The Prime Minister

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The Muggle Prime Minister was one of the most powerful muggles and he would definitely be considered rich. Not only did he receive a large sum of money from his political position, but he had to have the education to support the position. This means that he was most likely supported by his family when it came to education. The Prime Minister was not the most involved in the Harry Potter series, but he has always played a vital role in his dealings with the Ministry of Magic. Unfortunately, due to the lack of examination of life, social status and general behavior, the character of the Prime Minister is not explored as much, so the use of his wealth and interest is not something that can be well known.

1 Tom Riddle Senior

Tom Riddle Senior came from great wealth. This can be seen by looking at the lavish mansion owned by his family and the nearby village. The family and eventually Riddle himself owned most of the village of Little Hangleton. Although his wealth has not been fully explored in the books or films, Tom Riddle Senior has been mentioned as having a large amount of money thanks to their social status, mansion, and ownership of the village they lived in. His attitude, however, was shown. being quite snobbish and rude due to his privileged upbringing and abandonment of his son Tom Riddle. This arrogant nature makes it clear that Tom cared deeply about his wealth and the social status (and girlfriend) that came with it. This wealth sets Tom Riddle Senior apart from most other muggles seen interacting with the wizarding world.

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