Now on this blog, I don't attest to the politics of envy. I think if someone is a brilliant brain surgeon, engineer or entrepreneur they deserve all they get.
But browsing through the Murdoch rag that my wife likes to get on a Sunday, I noticed that amongst their 'rich list' was a certain Daniel Radcliffe, an actor I believe of the mature age of 22.
Now, I understand that he was some sort of principal character in a number of films about some supposed boy wizard. Never having seen any of them, I can't make a comment about his talent, I think there has been about 6. But, can anyone tell me how the fuck he is now worth £56 MILLION! Yes, I did say MILLION. It's fucking obscene! Now you could say that footballers are overpaid and I wouldn't disagree with you. But at least they have relatively short careers. Radcliffe could be acting well into his 70s!
So what are his particular talents? He does what the director tells him. His agent obviously makes a pile. He looks, I believe gawky and half witted at least in the early films. What risk does he take if his talents are no longer viable? What happens if he breaks a leg and hobbles for the rest of his life?
My answer would be fuck all. And the sad part? Struggling families will pay to see his films and idolise him because he was chosen to appear in a number of films. Oh, and her that wrote it? Only ten times more on £540 Million.