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One Direction Named Richest Young Brits

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ONE Direction have been named Britain’s richest stars under the age of 30.

The ‘Little Things’ hitmakers – comprising Louis Tomlinson, 23, Niall Horan, 21, Zayn Malik, 21, Harry Styles, 20, and 21-year-old Liam Payne – have amassed a collective fortune of £77.5 million, retaining the top spot in heat magazine’s annual list thanks to endeavours such as selling their name and image rights to Coles supermarkets in Australia, releasing two fragrances, embarking on a world tour and selling four million copies of their latest album ‘Midnight Memories’.

Second place on the list was ‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe with an estimated fortune of £63.5 million, while his former wizarding co-star Robert Pattinson took third place with estimated earnings of £51.4 million.

And it seems ‘Horns’ actor Daniel, 25, wasn’t happy with his ranking as he felt he should have been given the top spot.

He joked to heat: “There’s five of them! That doesn’t count! Not that I care but I am definitely first!” Also featured on the list – which is based on estimated earnings from movie deals, record sales and other endorsements – were actress Keira Knightley, 29, in fourth place with £39.9 million and singer Adele, 26, who took fifth spot with a fortune of £36.25 million.

The top 10 also featured two more ‘Harry Potter’ stars, 24-year-old Emma Watson, who was ranked sixth with a fortune of £31.66 million and eighth placed Rupert Grint with £27.33 million.

Calvin Harris, 30, took seventh spot with £28.99 million, and the top 10 was completed by singers Leona Lewis with £15.51 million and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, 28, with £13.56 million.

Despite the staggering sums, the British stars’ fortunes were dwarfed in the international stakes.

The publication compiled a top five from outside of Britain, with 28-year-old twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen taking the top spot with a huge £182 million fortune.

Lady Gaga placed second with £132 million, Justin Bieber third with £105 million, Taylor Swift in fourth with £86 million and Miley Cyrus completed this list with a fortune just ahead of One Direction’s, £78 million.

Heat magazine’s 30 richest British stars under 30: 1. One Direction (£77.52m) 2. Daniel Radcliffe (£63.56m) 3. Robert Pattinson (£51.41m) 4. Keira Knightley (£39.95m) 5. Adele (£36.25m) 6. Emma Watson (£31.65m) 7. Calvin Harris (£28.99m) 8. Rupert Grint (£27.33m) 9. Leona Lewis (£15.50m) 10. Alex Turner (£13.56m) 11. Katie Melua (£12.63m) 12. Coleen Rooney (£11.7m) 13. Joss Stone (£10.02m) 14. Charlotte Church (£9.67m) 15. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (£9.60m) 16. Carey Mulligan (£9.41m) 17. Florence Welch (£8.88m) 18. Nadine Coyle (£8.10m) 19. Nicola Roberts (£8.01m) 20. Gemma Arterton (£7.98m) 21. Cara Delevingne (£7.49m) 22. James Morrison (£7.49m) 23. JLS (£7.18m) 24. Jamal Edwards (£7.14m) 25. Mumford & Sons (£6.98m) 26. Lily Allen (£6.71m) 27. Jamie Bell (£6.73m) 28. Paolo Nutini (£6.28m) 29. Duffy (£6.26m) 30. Lily Cole (£6.20m) – Bernama

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