29/03/2017 09:21 BST | Updated 29/03/2017 09:21 BST

One Direction Each Worth A Reported £50M, Thanks To Success In Music And Business

But who's the wealthiest?

Almost seven years on from their ‘X Factor’ debut, One Direction are now each worth around £50 million, according to new reports.

All five of the original boyband singers have gone on to achieve great wealth over the course of their pop careers, thanks to their success in the music industry, as well as a few shrewd business moves.

According to records filed with Company House (via the Daily Mail), each of the five snagged more than £14M for selling shares in their company, 1D Media, but will continue earning royalties from their other two business ventures, Rollcall Touring and PPM.

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One Direction at one of their first ever public appearances together in 2011

An insider told the Daily Mail: “They received sound financial advice straight away, and none of them have been reckless with their earnings.

“The plan was always to get to this situation, and have the freedom to pursue what they really wanted. In ten years’ time, they could easily be worth £100 million each. It really is quite incredible.”

Of course, they’re best known for their work in the world of pop, and as well as writing credits on many of the group’s biggest hits (for example, ‘Perfect’ lists Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson as co-writers, while ‘Night Changes’ featured input from all five of the boys), they’ve each gone on to sign lucrative solo careers.

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Zayn has enjoyed the most solo chart success... so far

Since Zayn Malik quit the group in 2015, he’s gone on to top the singles chart on both sides of the Atlantic, while Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have both had top 10s here in the UK.

Meanwhile, we’re all waiting with baited breath for Harry Styles’ solo debut next month, and Liam Payne is also thought to be working on his own material.

Then, there’s the matter of their extracurricular work, with Louis now thought to be working on his own imprint of Simon Cowell’s Syco record label, and Harry about to make his big screen acting debut in Christopher Nolan’s war epic, ‘Dunkirk’.

According to the Mail, Harry is the wealthiest, with £56M to his name, followed by Liam at £54M.

Niall and Zayn are each at £51M, and while Louis is the lowest-earning member of the group, his £50M is still definitely not to be sniffed at.

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The remaining four members of 1D in 2015

During their time together, 1D hit the number one spot in the UK singles chart on five separate occasions, including the charity hits ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’ and ‘Wishing On A Star’.

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