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One Direction retain top spot in richest under-30s with £80m - ahead of Daniel Radcliffe and Adele

Shereen Low

Published 10/11/2015 | 08:07

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction
Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction

One Direction may have lost a member this year, but the chart-topping boyband has not seen their success diminish in the wake of Zayn Malik's departure.

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The group - featuring 22-year-olds Niall Horan, Liam Payne, 21-year-old Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, 23 - have retained their title as Britain's richest under-30s for the third year running in Heat magazine's annual Rich List.

The four-piece, whose hits this year include Drag Me Down and Perfect from their upcoming fifth album Made In The A.M., beat Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson and Adele by amassing a combined fortune of an estimated £82.08 (€115) million, up £4.56 (€6.41) million from last year.

Malik, 22, who left One Direction in March and announced he has signed a solo record deal with RCA Records in July, made his solo debut on the list in eighth position with estimated individual earnings of around £20.52 (€28) million.

Actor Radcliffe, 26, remains in second place with an estimated fortune of £65.8 (€91) million, while Pattinson is in third spot with £51.04 (€71) million.

Adele, who is back in the charts with her new single Hello, takes fourth place with £38.1 (€53) million - ahead of Emma Watson in fifth place with £35.33 (€49) million.

File photo dated 06/11/10 of One Direction (left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan arriving for X Factor rehearsals at Fountain Studios in London, as the band will play their final gig on Saturday at Sheffield Arena, before they go on a hiatus. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 30, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
File photo dated 06/11/10 of One Direction (left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Niall Horan arriving for X Factor rehearsals at Fountain Studios in London, as the band will play their final gig on Saturday at Sheffield Arena, before they go on a hiatus. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 30, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ 1D. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ed Sheeran - who has enjoyed success with his second album x and his world tour, which included three sold-out concerts at London's Wembley Stadium in July - is 2015's highest new entry, making his debut at number six. The 24-year-old singer has earned an estimated £35.2 €49) million.

Radcliffe and Watson's Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint, 27, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, 29, and Mumford And Sons - led by Marcus Mumford, 28 - round off the top 10.

Model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicholas Hoult, comedian Kevin Bridges, Ellie Goulding and Jack Whitehall are other new entries on the list, which appears in this week's issue of Heat.

The list, now in its fifth year, analyses the stars's estimated financial earnings from TV appearances, movie, record sales and product endorsements.

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