Gringotts’ “Real” Worth and Wizarding Job Salaries Revealed
Have you ever wondered what Professor McGonagall earns in a month? Or perhaps you’ve been curious about how much you’d earn working at the Daily Prophet. Well, your questions are about to be answered.
Paymentsense has created a new interactive asset that ranks the wealthiest fictional companies on both the big and small screen. Specialists of card payments have analyzed several fictional companies’ business models, earnings, and “success.” They then took these estimations and looked at relevant real-life company equivalents to discover how much these fictional companies would generate yearly in revenue.
When looking at the world of Harry Potter, the biggest company that comes to mind is Gringotts Wizarding Bank. Paymentsense has revealed that if Gringotts were real, it would be worth about £2.23 billion (about US$2.85 billion), based on the annual earnings of the Royal Bank of Scotland. This means that Bill Weasley must be getting a very decent salary.
If you’ve been wondering whether it would be worth it to be a teacher at Hogwarts, rest assured – you’d be earning a salary of about £36,000 (about US$46,000). Working as a columnist for the Daily Prophet will earn you £72,000 (about US$92,000) while doing the exciting job of an Auror at the Ministry of Magic will earn you £39,000 (about US$50,000) a year. The Head Goblin at Gringotts earns £36,000 (about US$46,000), the same as a teacher at Hogwarts. The highest-earning job in the wizarding world is – you guessed it – the position of Minister of Magic, which will earn you £156,000 (about US$200,000).
Now that you know what the salaries are for all these different jobs in the wizarding world, which one would you love to do? Sound off in the comments!