Heat Rich List 2012: Daniel Radcliffe Is The Richest British Star Under 30... But One Direction Aren't Far Behind

They've only been together for two years but One Direction are already rolling in it according to this year's Heat Rich List - they're the highest new entry on the countdown of the richest stars under the age of 30.

Harry Styles, 18, Niall Horan, 18, Zayn Malik, 19, Liam Payne,19 and Louis Tomlinson, 20, have achieved worldwide success over the past year and even made history as the first UK group to debut at No.1 on the BillBoard chart with their album 'Up All Night', which has helped them amass a fortune of £26 million - enough to propel them to number 5 on the list.

One Direction have amassed a fortune of £26 million in the last two years

Now in its third year, the Heat Rich List is compiled by a panel of industry experts who analyse the stars’ financial dealings: the TV shows, the movies, the record sales and product endorsements, then add them together to work out how much money is in their celebrity bank vaults.

Top of the list for the third consecutive year is 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe with earnings of £53 million.

Daniel Radcliffe is the richest British star under 30 for the third year running

Adele climbs 10 places, with total estimated earnings of £26 million after her album, 21, continued to sell by the shed load and she's followed by fellow Brit songstress Florence Welch, who is this biggest climber on this year's list - up from 29 to 17 - with a fortune of £8 million.

Robert Pattinson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson all feature in the Top 5, while the newly reformed Girls Aloud are the richest band under 30 with a combined fortune of over £35 million.


  1. Daniel Radcliffe £53.33m (non-mover)
  2. Robert Pattinson £38.733m (up 1)
  3. Keira Knightley £32.7m (down 1)
  4. Emma Watson £26.533m (non-mover)
  5. One Direction £26.330m (new entry)
  6. Adele £26.066m (up 10)
  7. Rupert Grint £23.466m (down 2)
  8. Leona Lewis £13.66m (down 2)
  9. Cheryl Cole £13.4m (down 2)
  10. Katie Melua £11.066m (down 2)
  11. Alex Turner £9.8m (up 2)
  12. Emily Blunt £9.466m (down 1)
  13. Charlotte Church £9.41m (down 3)
  14. Joss Stone £9.4m (down 2)
  15. Coleen Rooney £9m (non-mover)
  16. Mika £8.5m (down 2)
  17. Florence Welch £8.133m (up 12
  18. Sienna Miller £7.7m (down 1)
  19. Natasha Bedingfield £6.74m (down 1)
  20. Duffy £6.166m (down 1)
  21. Lily Allen £6.1m (non-mover)
  22. Gemma Arterton £6.033m (up 1)
  23. James Morrison £6m (down 3)
  24. Aaron Taylor-Johnson £5.933m (new entry)
  25. Nadine Coyle £5.666m (non-mover)
  26. Kimberley Walsh £5.4m (down 2)
  27. Nicola Roberts £5.366m (non-mover)
  28. Sarah Harding £5.33m (down 2)
  29. Carey Mulligan £4.666m (new entry)
  30. Paolo Nutini £4.47m (down 8)


  1. Girls Aloud: £35.162m
  2. One Direction: £26.33m
  3. JLS £3.233m
  4. The Saturdays £2.6m
  5. The Wanted £1.266m


  1. Olsen Twins £147.33m
  2. Britney Spears £137m
  3. Lady Gaga £70.433m
  4. Justin Bieber £67.7m
  5. Miley Cyrus £44.666m

See the full list in this week's heat magazine, on sale now