One Direction are on a roll, as they are set to become Britain’s wealthiest boy band — worth an estimated £25 million. The band has had worldwide success and a string of number one hits since appearing on the X-Factor in 2010.
Their new found fortune means that each member is worth around £5 million.
The details are to be revealed on Sunday Times Rich List.
Whilst most young adults are looking forward to their first salary paying job, One Direction’s personal wealth has propelled all five lads — Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, all 19, and Zayn Malik, 20, and Louis Tomlinson, 21 — into the list of music millionaires aged under 30.
The band who recently opened their third merchandise store ‘1D World’ in O2, London, last week, now have a combined bank balance that makes them the richest boy band in the country.
The boy's have been the most successful boyband following X-Factor (WENN)
It was only two years ago that the boys were X Factor hopefuls, however they hit the jackpot after topping the charts in 16 countries with their first album Up All Night — which included the debut No 1 single What Makes You Beautiful.
The boys have continued to break records since then, and their follow-up album, Take Me Home, made them the first band in two decades to have two of the year’s best-selling albums, with total sales of three million copies.
The 60 sell-out shows they played in 2012 also cashed in at £11.8million.
The boys will also feature in a second Rich List league table — for leading charity donors. Their Comic Relief single One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks) has shot to the top of the charts in 60 countries and hit 330,000 sales in the UK alone.
The boys, among others will be appearing in the annual Sunday Times Rich List this April, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland.
Something tells us they have a whole lot more to earn yet! Kerching!