One Direction Top Rich List For Under-30s
One Direction have earned a combined fortune of £59.33m, knocking Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe off the top of a Rich List for British celebrities under 30.
The highest new entry in the list is DJ and music producer Calvin Harris, who is worth an estimated £22.1m.
Names falling out of the top 30 this year include Paolo Nutini, Jamie Bell, Natasha Bedingfield and Sienna Miller.
The financial dealings, including TV shows, films, record sales and product endorsements were examined by a panel of industry experts to compile the list for Heat magazine.
One Direction were included as a single entry for their total earnings because the money was generated by the group rather than for any solo work.
Harry Potter star Radcliffe has topped the list since it was established in 2010, but is in second place this year with £56.19m.
One Direction were apparently criticised for their earnings by Business Secretary Vince Cable during a debate about UK pay at an Institute of Directors event in April.
The Cabinet minister was questioned about the salaries of the band and was asked if he agreed it was "mad" the group had by then made an estimated £5m each over the past year.
He replied: "I agree ... about the extremities of pay and the fact much of it is downright insensitive and in some cases grossly immoral."
But aides later stressed the Liberal Democrat had misheard the question and was referring to the pay of chief executives, rather than the group.
Mr Cable was unveiling a 12p rise in the minimum wage when he made the remarks.
On October 1, the minimum wage for 18 to 20-year olds rose to £5.03, and to £3.72 for 16 and 17-year-olds.
:: The full list of the top 10 richest British celebrities under 30, with last year's position in brackets:
1 (5) One Direction, £59.33m
2 (1) Daniel Radcliffe, £56.19m
3 (2) Robert Pattinson, £44.16m
4 (3) Keira Knightley, £37.28m
5 (4) Emma Watson, £27.93m
6 (6) Adele, £27.54m
7 (7) Rupert Grint, £24.09m
8 (-) Calvin Harris, £22.21m
9 (9) Cheryl Cole, £15.50m
10 (8) Leona Lewis, £14.45m