Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter films, turns 18 today and in addition to being able to gamble, drink in bars and see R-rated movies, he will now also have access to his $40 million. Despite sitting on a massive fortune, Radcliffe insists he won’t be wasting it on booze and cars.

“I don’t plan to be one of those people who, as soon as they turn 18, suddenly buy themselves a massive sports car collection or something similar,” he told an Australian interviewer earlier this month. “I don’t think I’ll be particularly extravagant. “The things I like buying are things that cost about 10 pounds – books and CDs and DVDs.”

This dude is weak. He’s got $40 million stashed somewhere. The least he could do is set aside $1 million and use that on strippers and blow. Then take $5 million to invest and hopefully make up that $1 million he wasted. Instead, he’ll spend it on CDs and DVDs. Whatever kid. You haven’t lived until you’ve pushed a naked stripper near death out of your car in front of a hospital and sped away.

Speaking of which, the new Harry Potter book set a new record for the industry by selling 8.3 million copies in its first 24 hours. Beware the power of nerd.