It has been revealed that One Direction have earned £100m in just two years. If that's enough to make you feel poor, we don't know what is. But are they the biggest earning youngsters in pop? Find out here...
In little over two years, the X Factor boyband have earned over £200m. The teenagers are said to have pocketed half of this - with Simon Cowell and Sony music taking the rest. Think back to being an 18-year-old, and now imagine having $20m in the bank.
The news of One Direction's financial might comes from Tom Bower’s new book on X Factor boss Simon Cowell, in which he writes: “Nothing had been left to chance by Sony Music, with the band’s hit album Up All Night selling more than five million copies worldwide.
“The songs, the publishing, the discs, the DVDs, the merchandising and endorsements brought in huge profits, with the group estimated to have earned nearly £100million. Naturally, Sony and Syco raked in much more.”
But how do One Direction rank compared to other teenage music stars? Check out our rundown of the biggest earning youngsters in music. Just don't think about the 38p you've got rattling around in your pocket while you do it...
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