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One Direction, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheran among highest-paid celebrities of 2015

Published 17/12/2015 | 07:09

One Direction at the X Factor final
One Direction at the X Factor final

The stars of One Direction are ending 2015 as the highest-paid celebrities under 30.

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Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan, who are all 23 or younger, have had an eventful year, but their $130 million (€120 million) earnings have landed them the number one spot on Forbes magazine's annual list.

Ed Sheeran makes Forbes rich list
Ed Sheeran makes Forbes rich list

The Story of My Life singers raked in the impressive amount thanks to a world tour and the release of their latest album, Made in the A.M.
Earlier this year, bandmember Zayn Malik announced his departure from the group, and months later, the remaining quartet revealed plans to take an extended break from the band in 2016.

The singers staged their last live performance on U.K. TV talent show The X Factor on Sunday night.

Taylor Swift among the highest celebrity earners of 2015
Taylor Swift among the highest celebrity earners of 2015

Another artist landing a high spot on the shortlist is Styles' ex Taylor Swift, 26, whose 1989 World Tour, continued sales of her 1989 album and various endorsement deals helped her rake in $80 million (€74 million).

Lady Gaga, 29, follows with $59 million (€54 million), while 24-year-old Ed Sheeran comes in fourth with $57 million (€35 million), and the only actress in the top 10, 25-year-old Jennifer Lawrence, rounds out the top five with $52 million (€48million).

Justin Bieber, who grabbed the number one spot on the 2014 list, did not even make the top 10.

U.S actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers before the premiere of the film 'The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
U.S actress Jennifer Lawrence poses for photographers before the premiere of the film 'The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2" in Paris(AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

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