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Top of the pops to top of the rich list -- Niall's now worth €6m

THEY'VE already smashed the pop charts and now the 1D boys are soaring up the Rich List.

While most teenage boys are busy working part-time jobs, it seems the 1D lads have accumulated enough cash to last them a lifetime.

The five boys, including our own Niall Horan, reached No 5 on Heat magazine's list of British stars under 30, amassing €32.2m in the last year.

Zayn, Louis, Niall, Harry and Liam soared up the charts after the group's success in the US earlier this year with their debut album Up All Night.

Hit singles What Makes You Beautiful and Live While We're Young have secured their success stateside.

The boys are the highest new entry in Heat's chart, which is compiled by a panel of industry experts who have analysed the stars' financial affairs.

The panel considers TV shows, films, record sales and product endorsement to assess exactly how much each star is worth.

And the One Direction lads are enjoying their new-found financial success.

The boys recently received a rap on the knuckles from their management team after blowing an obscene amount of money in a casino while on tour in Australia.

They have not revealed the exact amount, but Mullingar native Niall said the boys lost a serious amount.

"Let's just say it got a bit ugly and a lot of money was lost. A lot," the 19-year-old said.

And last month 18-year-old Harry Styles spent a reported €3.6m on a new plush north London pad.

The boys have managed to outflank Harry Potter star Rupert Grint (24), who plays Ron Weasley in the films.

But Harry Potter himself, aka Daniel Radcliffe (23), managed to hold on to the top spot with €65.4m.

Twilight star Robert Pattinson (26) also moved up the chart to number two with €47.5m under his belt.

Pattinson's financial gain has already resulted in Love Actually star Kiera Knightly (27) being bumped down to third with €40.1m.

Singer and new mum Adele (24) also surged forward in the chart. The curvy singer jumped forward 10 places after conquering the US market, and is now worth €32m.

Newly-reformed band Girls Aloud are cited as being the richest group under 30 with a combined value of €43.1m.

The reunion tour and new album Ten will help boost their finances further.

Earlier this year, the girls entered a partnership with Pandora jewellery and will sell Girls Aloud trinkets and charm bracelets on their tour.

Heat editor Lucie Cave said that it was nice to know that, celebs are still flashing and splashing their cash.

"In these financially tough times, it's good to know that at least somebody is rolling around on carpets woven from gold-plated 50 pound notes," she said.

The straight talking editor said she was sure One Direction would be delighted with their place in the chart.

"One Direction will be thrilled to hear they are the highest new entry."

"Like any pop stars, they'll be after the No. 1 spot, but if they keep going the way they have been, that might be a reality in 2013," she added.

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