One Direction And Susan Boyle Among Richest Reality TV Stars Of All Time

29 January 2013, 12:32

The 'One Thing' singers featured in the top three behind boss and music mogul Simon Cowell and Susan Boyle.

One Direction have been named among the richest reality TV stars in a new poll of the biggest earners who hit fame on such shows as X Factor and Britain's Got Talent.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' stars came in third place behind music mogul Simon Cowell who eclipsed closest rival Susan Boyle by over £200 million.

Other notable stars on the top 20 list include all five members of Girls Aloud, with Cheryl named the top earner with £15 million.

Will Young and Leona Lewis also featured in the top ten with Dragons' Den star and producer of Reggae Reggae sauce Levi Roots. 

JLS, Alexandra Burke and Paul Potts also starred in the list. 

Check out the full top 20 richest reality TV stars below:

  • 1.    Simon Cowell - £225m
  • 2.    Susan Boyle - £22m
  • 3.    One Direction - £20m each
  • 4.    Katie Price - £17.5m
  • 5.    Cheryl Cole - £15m
  • 6.    Will Young - £13.5m
  • 7.    Leona Lewis - £12m
  • 8.    Levi Roots - £12m
  • 9.    Myleene Klass - £11m
  • 10. Francis Boulle - £10.1m
  • 11. Kimberly Walsh - £6.8m
  • 12. Gareth Gates - £6.5m
  • 13. Nicola Roberts - £6.5m
  • 14. Peter Andre - £6.3m
  • 15. Sarah Harding - £6.3m
  • 16. Alexandra Burke - £6.1m
  • 17. Paul Potts - £6m
  • 18. Nadine Coyle - £6m
  • 19. JLS - £6m
  • 20. Paul Torrisi - £5.5m

Meanwhile, One Direction are currently preparing for a big earning 2013 with their 'Take Me Home' world tour set to kick off next month and a 3D movie hitting cinema screens in August.

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