British actor Rupert Grint, who gained worldwide fame thanks to portraying the role of Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, was forced to close down his hotel.
Back in 2011 Grint’s parents, Nigel and Joanne, bought a building in Hertfordshire, UK, for £975,000 (almost $1.4 million in USD). Ever since then the three story building has been functioning as a hotel under the name Rigsby Guest House. The hotel charged its guests £150 ($215 in USD) a night and even though it gained quite the publicity on Channel 4’s show Four in A Bed, it didn’t do as well as expected. The hotel’s manager, Morris Cockman, shared that the Grint family was forced to close down the hotel at the end of 2015, since it didn’t bring enough revenue.
While Rupert’s parents bought the building, the 27 year old actor was actually the only shareholder of the business. And while the hotel closed down, Rupert is still enjoying the success of his blooming acting career. The British ginger head reportedly has a net worth of $50 million in USD, $30 million of which he earned thanks to portraying the role of Harry’s best friend Ronald Weasley in the last two movies of the popular fantasy franchise. The success he earned with the Harry Potter movies brought him roles in projects like Underdogs, CBGB, a play on Broadway, entitled It’s Only A Play, and also in Ed Sheeran’s music video for his hit single Lego House. Grint’s latest project was a comedy movie, entitled Moonwalkers, which premiered back in March 2015. The 27 year old actor is also set to star in an upcoming NBC drama series, entitled Imperial City, which will be focused on a young New Yorker, who is obsessed with comic books.