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 Â£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 Â£63.5 million, while his former wizarding co-star Robert Pattinson took third place with estimated earnings of Â£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 Â£39.9 million and singer Adele, 26, who took fifth spot with a fortune of Â£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 Â£31.66 million and eighth placed Rupert Grint with Â£27.33 million.
Calvin Harris, 30, took seventh spot with Â£28.99 million, and the top 10 was completed by singers Leona Lewis with Â£15.51 million and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, 28, with Â£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 Â£182 million fortune.
Lady Gaga placed second with Â£132 million, Justin Bieber third with Â£105 million, Taylor Swift in fourth with Â£86 million and Miley Cyrus completed this list with a fortune just ahead of One Direction’s, Â£78 million.
Heat magazine’s 30 richest British stars under 30: 1. One Direction (Â£77.52m) 2. Daniel Radcliffe (Â£63.56m) 3. Robert Pattinson (Â£51.41m) 4. Keira Knightley (Â£39.95m) 5. Adele (Â£36.25m) 6. Emma Watson (Â£31.65m) 7. Calvin Harris (Â£28.99m) 8. Rupert Grint (Â£27.33m) 9. Leona Lewis (Â£15.50m) 10. Alex Turner (Â£13.56m) 11. Katie Melua (Â£12.63m) 12. Coleen Rooney (Â£11.7m) 13. Joss Stone (Â£10.02m) 14. Charlotte Church (Â£9.67m) 15. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Â£9.60m) 16. Carey Mulligan (Â£9.41m) 17. Florence Welch (Â£8.88m) 18. Nadine Coyle (Â£8.10m) 19. Nicola Roberts (Â£8.01m) 20. Gemma Arterton (Â£7.98m) 21. Cara Delevingne (Â£7.49m) 22. James Morrison (Â£7.49m) 23. JLS (Â£7.18m) 24. Jamal Edwards (Â£7.14m) 25. Mumford & Sons (Â£6.98m) 26. Lily Allen (Â£6.71m) 27. Jamie Bell (Â£6.73m) 28. Paolo Nutini (Â£6.28m) 29. Duffy (Â£6.26m) 30. Lily Cole (Â£6.20m) – Bernama