Harry Potter: The 10 Richest Professors at Hogwarts

In the next and expected Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (released in the US on April 15), viewers will once again visit the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, this time with younger versions of some of the familiar instructors from the Harry Potter series.

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Hogwarts offers each professor the possibility of accommodation and food. Without needing to allocate money for housing and living expenses, Hogwarts professors presumably pocket almost all of their salary. Nevertheless, given the teachers who briefed the screen during the Harry Potter films, there are particularly wealthy candidates.

ten Minerva McGonagall

The daughter of a Muggle minister and a witch, Minerva worked at the Ministry in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement for two years after graduating and before returning to Hogwarts as a Transfiguration teacher. She not only assumed the position of Headmaster of Gryffindor House, but was also made Deputy Headmistress.

Given her cautious nature, McGonagall had undoubtedly earned a small fortune working as a government official and returning to Hogwarts as a teacher at an early age. She was able to live for nearly 110 years without paying rent or food. And as Head of House and Deputy Headmistress (who eventually became Headmistress), she probably earned the second highest annual salary at Hogwarts behind only Albus Dumbledore.

9 Gilderoy Lockhart

Although he was only a professor at Hogwarts for a year, Gilderoy Lockhart was unquestionably one of the school’s wealthiest professors. The five-time recipient of Witch Weekly’s Most Charming Smile is also a best-selling author for his series of autobiographical books about magical and heroic feats.

Other than perhaps Harry at the start of the series and Viktor Krum, Lockhart is the biggest celebrity in the wizarding world. Although he’s been exposed as a fraudster, he’s certainly amassed a fairly steady income over the years from his best-selling texts. Similarly, his book tours and book signings, such as that of The Chamber of Secretsallowed her to connect with her fanbase while raising money through sales and the appearance herself.


8 Dolores Umbridge

Umbridge began her job as an amoral official in the Ministry of Magic upon graduating from Hogwarts and rose through the ranks to become Principal Undersecretary to the Minister of Magic under Fudge’s tenure. She also headed the Muggle-born Registration Commission under Pius Thicknesse once she left Hogwarts.

The pet of a known teacher, Umbridge worked her way up the Ministry to get what she wanted, which undoubtedly brought higher salaries with each new position and title. After leaving her position as Principal Undersecretary to teach DADA at Hogwarts, she presumably earned double pay for her place at the school while also serving as High Inquisitor for a paranoid Cornelius Fudge (she even served as Headmistress for a brief instant!). And as the head of a crucial department during the Second Wizarding War, Umbridge was undoubtedly one of the highest paid officials in the Ministry.

7 Filius Flitwick

Filius Flitwick speaking into his megaphone.

Known for his skill in charms, Filius Flitwick began his teaching career at Hogwarts before the First Wizarding War and continued teaching after the prologue in Deathly Hallows part 2. As a Charms Master and Headmaster of Ravenclaw, he was set to earn quite a bit of money from school.

Outside of teaching, Flitwick was known as a successful dueling champion in his youth. Combining his theoretical gains as a competitive duelist with those he has gained from his tenure of at least four decades and as the head of Ravenclaw, Flitwick did just fine, definitely having more money at Gringotts than most other Hogwarts professors.

6 Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody

Mad-Eye Moody holding a wand.

Considered the most well-known Auror of the era, Alastor ‘Mad-Eye’ Moody was only a Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor for a year (sort of). The pureblood son of two Aurors, he himself was active in his career from at least the first Wizarding War until his death in the second, some 27 years later.

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As the son of Aurors, Mad-Eye inherited the savings of two Ministry officials. Assuming Aurors receive bounties for the criminals they apprehend, no one has earned more from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement than Mad-Eye, as rumor has it that he himself fulfilled the half of Azkaban’s cells. Also, with the alleged jinx placed on the DADA teacher job by Lord Voldemort, Dumbledore likely instigated a highly paranoid Mad-Eye with higher than normal salaries.

5 Horace Slughorn

A full professor at Hogwarts for over a few decades with an affinity for beautiful things and outstanding students, Horace Slughorn was the Head of Slytherin House as well as the Potions Master before his initial retirement. He once again took over these positions with Snape as Headmaster and continued to hold these positions once Voldemort and the Death Eaters were suppressed.

Working as long as he had at Hogwarts probably provided him with a comfortable life, especially as Head of Potions and Slytherin, but he probably received quite a few benefits from his valued students who moved on to bigger and better things after Hogwarts. Although his “wealth” is not strictly defined in monetary terms, with his connections and willingness to exploit them, Slughorn is undoubtedly home to many rare trinkets as well as his galleons.

4 Severus Snape

Severus Snape's Master Potion Maker

Joining the staff of Hogwarts after the First Wizarding War, Snape was made Potions Master in his first year and held the position until he changed departments to his coveted Force Defense position. difficulty. In addition to his teaching roles, Snape retained his position as Headmaster of Slytherin until he was made Headmaster during Voldemort’s control of the school.

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Although half-blooded, the Prince family line was likely full-blooded, meaning what was left of the wizarding family’s legacy went straight to Snape. Of course, he earned more as head of Slytherin than just a teacher. And since the Ministry and Hogwarts were under Death Eater control during his tenure as Headmaster, he not only received a raise for his promotion, but also likely received more than the standard annual salary given Voldemort’s and Voldemort’s known corruption. his friends.

3 Sybille Trelawney

In a rare true trance during an interview for the divining job at Hogwarts, Trelawney launched the prophecy that would define Harry’s life during his teenage years. Dumbledore gave her the job and despite sharing half the lessons with Firenze after her first 15 years, she continued to teach until the Prologue of the series.

As the great-great-granddaughter of an acclaimed psychic, Cassandra, Sybill is definitely born of generational wealth – her ancestor’s notoriety surely brought her family a fortune, which served as a secure base for her assets that would only grow with his salary. and the lack of cost of living while working at Hogwarts for several decades.

2 Albus Dumbledore

Albus Dumbledore casting a spell.

Clever and shrewd, Professor Dumbledore had perhaps the widest umbrella for income. He was, of course, headmaster of Hogwarts for at least 26 years and a teacher at the school since the 1910s; the chief warlock of the Wizengamot, the judicial arm of the ministry; Supreme Mugwump of the International Confederation of Wizards; and a contributor to The transformation today as well as the author of a remarkable article on the 12 uses of dragon’s blood.

Of wizarding ancestry, Dumbledore came from a family heritage before forging his own path in the world. Often the person people turned to in need, Dumbledore fulfilled the role that was asked of him and was presumably justly remunerated for some of these acts. Take a look at the back of his chocolate frog card – he had money coming in from different directions for long periods of time.

1 Armand Dippet

HP Chocolate Frog Armando Dippet Card

Although the exact timeline of Armando Dippet’s succession to the position of director is unconfirmed, he likely assumed the position briefly after the death of Sirius’ great-great-grandfather, Phineas Nigellus Black. Dippet, who was around 288 when he became director, only makes one appearance in the flesh during a flashback in The Chamber of Secrets.

Being 288 years old, chances are he’s made quite a bit of money in his lifetime, and assuming he was savvy with his income, the majority of it was locked up in Gringotts. Similarly, as headmaster for perhaps 45 years, Dippet was the highest paid employee at Hogwarts for several decades.

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