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Under thirty money Top 25 richest young celebs raking in the millions from movies, music and modelling


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NIALL HORAN: €46M

NIALL HORAN: €46M

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NIALL HORAN: €46M

Two Irish stars have made the latest list of the 25 richest celebrities aged 30 or under in the UK and Ireland.

It's no surprise that Mullingar lad Niall Horan again features in the top-ranked rich list of entertainers.

This time 10 years ago Niall was taking part in the live shows of the X Factor with One Direction. He and his band would only finish fourth, but they became the biggest act to emerge from the hit series.

Niall is now the second highest earner from the quintet and has amassed a fortune of €46m.

That's all thanks to his time with One Direction and his own two bestselling solo albums and tours in America and in this part of the world.

The 27-year-old has spent lockdown in London, baking Victoria sponges, learning to play the ukulele and developing an obsession with hoovering. He's single again, which leaves him to spend more of his well-earned millions on his own lucky self.

The second Irish person who makes the list is Saoirse Ronan, as the Carlow actress has accumulated an estimated €6.7m.

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SAOIRSE RONAN: €6.75M

SAOIRSE RONAN: €6.75M

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SAOIRSE RONAN: €6.75M

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The 26-year-old has already been praised for roles in Atonement, Little Women and Lady Bird, and has had an incredible four Oscar nominations.

Saoirse has also starred in Calvin Klein fragrance ads and could easily afford the €1.45m she splashed out on a three-bedroom home in London. She recently sold her Wicklow pad for E1.6m.

Two other Irish acts who don't make the top 25 but would vie to be in a top 30 are Jedward and Hozier.

Dublin twins Edward and John Grimes started their career on the X Factor in 2009 and the 29-year-olds as Jedward have amassed a fortune of about E6m thanks to lucrative endorsements, tours and personal appearances. They now live in Los Angeles.

Wicklow singer Hozier (30), best known for the hit Take Me To Church, has an estimated E3.7m fortune.

Let's have a look at the full list.

1 Ed Sheeran - 234m

The 29-year-old is the most played artist in the world thanks to chart toppers such as Shape Of You, while his recent Divide tour sold nine million tickets and was the highest grossing in history.

The English pop star, who has Irish roots, owns a whopping 27 houses, flats and other properties worth €68m, including Sheeraville, which he shares with his wife Cherry and baby daughter Lyra. He is a decent guy, having given over E1m to local charities and refusing to furlough his staff in his Blossoms bar in London, covering their wages.

2 Harry Styles - 82m

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ED SHEERAN: €234M

ED SHEERAN: €234M

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ED SHEERAN: €234M

The 26-year-old has added a further €44m to his fortune since going solo from One Direction, thanks to two albums which were both US number ones, a €50m grossing world tour and various clothes endorsements.

The single pop star spent €21m on properties surrounding his E3.35m house in London - which will hopefully keep stalkers such as his recent Spanish one at bay - and also owns a €7.2m mansion in Los Angeles.

3 Emma Watson - 64m

The 30-year-old actress has played Hermione Granger in eight Harry Potter films, all before the age of 21. She has since cashed in on a E19m windfall from 2017's Beauty and the Beast, while she has had tie-ins with Chanel, Burberry and Gucci. Emma owns a €3.1m pad in London, but is still thrifty and takes public transport and wears dresses from recycled items. She's currently dating American businessman Leo Robinton.

4 Niall Horan - 46m

5 Little Mix - 60m

They're the biggest selling British girl group since the Spice Girls and last year's LM4 tour made €19m for the quartet, who range in age from 27 to 29. The foursome have also hauled in extra cash from personal deals, such as Leigh-Ann's In 'A' Seashell swimwear range, Jade's Red Door cocktail bar, Perrie's brand ambassador role for Supreme Nutrition and Jesy's BBC presenting gigs, although she's currently taking an extended break from the group for medical reasons.

6 Louis tomlinson - 52m

The 28-year-old's debut album Walls was a top 10 hit in Ireland, the UK and the US, but his world tour had to be cancelled because of the pandemic.

He recently split from Simon Cowell's Syco label and has talked about getting One Direction back together again.

Two years ago the band was still pulling in €42,000 a week from royalties.

7 Liam Payne - 51m

The 27-year-old's solo music career has been a bit of a flop, but on the upside he secured a lucrative deal with Hugo Boss underwear, which required him to strip off.

He recently proposed to his girlfriend Maya Henry with a €3.3m diamond ring. She's a daughter of an American multimillionaire lawyer.

8 Cara Delevinge - 47m

The 28-year-old is the UK's highest paid model and in 2018 made €24m.

He father has a real estate firm worth E50m and Cara owns a €2.2m pad in Los Angeles and a townhouse in London.

9 Zayn Malik - 42m

It's just as well the 27-year-old can rely on his 1D royalties, as his solo career has been in the doldrums since he quit the band in 2015.

The new dad still splashes the cash, spending €273,000 on a house in Bradford for his sister.

10 Sam Smith - 40m

The Stay With me singer owns a €13.5m/£12m listed mansion in London and lately wants to be described as 'they'.

His upcoming album, Love Goes, will be released later this month and will add to 28-year-old Sam's dizzying wealth.

11 Aaron Taylor-Johnson - 27m

He may be relatively unknown compared to most actors, but the 30-year-old has had starring roles in films such as Kingsman and Tenet. He lives in a Los Angeles mansion with his director wife and they have four children, including two from her previous relationship.

12 Dua Lipa - 24.6m

The 25-year-old has scored huge hits with the single Don't Start Now and album Future Nostalgia. She has also bagged lots of lolly from deals with Evian and Yves Saint Laurent.

13 Daisy Ridley - 22.6m

When the 28-year-old was cast in her first Stars Wars film, The Force Awakens the Londoner was working in a pub.

It must have been the luck of the Irish when she went to Skellig Michael off the coast of Co Kerry to film her role as Rey in the saga to amass such a fortune, but she still lives a modest life and shares her London apartment with actor and rumoured fiancé Tom Bateman.

14= Rita Ora - 22.3m

The 29-year-old was the first British female solo artist to have 13 top 10 songs in the UK, including Let You Love Me. As well as sell out tours and lucrative deals with labels such as Escada and Deichmann, she has also had judging roles on the X Factor and The Masked Singer.

14= Stormzy - 22.3m

The 27-year-old has risen from being an underground rapper to headlining Glastonbury. He recently announced plans to donate Stg£10m to black causes over the next decade.

16 John Boyega - 19m

The 28-year-old achieved almost overnight fame by starring as stormtrooper Finn in the Star Wars franchise, while he has since had roles in Pacific Rim: Uprising and Watership Down.

He surprised his parents by buying them a house and a Jaguar car, and also donates large sums to charity.

17 George Ezra - 14.5m

The 27-year-old may have to fork out royalties of seven and a half per cent of his huge hit Shotgun to Irish country singer Derek Ryan over copyright infringements, but that hasn't stopped the English musician rolling in the money.

18 KSI - 13.4m

The 27-year-old became famous from his You Tube videos of him at various activities, while he has scored several top 10 rap hits. His boxing match with fellow YouTuber Logan Paul generated €37m in streaming revenue.

19 Sophie Turner - 11.7m

The 24-year-old famously played Sansa Stark in Game Of Thrones and now commands €2.2m per movie for appearing as superhero Jean Grey in the X-Men films. The English actress got hitched to Joe Jonas last year and they welcomed baby Willa during the summer to their €12.2m mansion in Los Angeles.

20 Nicholas Hoult - 9.5m

The 30-year-old first made his name in TV series Skins and his bank balance has been boosted by starring in the X-Men franchise and being the new face of Emporio Armani fragrances. He lives in Los Angeles with lingerie model girlfriend Bryanna Holly and their two-year-old son.

21 Dev Patel - 8.7m

The 30-year-old actor has starred in Slumdog Millionaire and The Personal History of David Copperfield, having first started out in TV series Skins. He now lives in LA with girlfriend Tilda Cobham-Hervey.

22 Sam Faiers - 8.2m

Having initially starred in The Only Way Is Essex , the 29-year-old TV personality has amassed numerous endorsements, including a €500,000 deal earlier this year to become the face of Oreo cookies.

23 Joey Essex - 7.5m

The 30-year-old also rose to fame on TOWIE and pulls in six figure sums for brand endorsements. He recently had a jungle themed party at his €1.78m mansion.

24 Tom Holland - 7.2m

The 24-year-old initially picked up €223,000 for his debut Spiderman appearance in Captain America: Civil War, but now his earnings have skyrocketed with meatier roles.

25 Saoirse Ronan - 6.75m



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INTERNATIONAL RICHEST STARS

Kylie Jenner - 780m

The 23-year-old has amassed her fortune from cosmetics and Instagram posts, having first found fame on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Taylor Swift - 410m

The 30-year-old had the world's best selling record last year with 3.2 million sales of Lover, having previously had hits with the likes of Shake It Off and I Knew You Were Trouble.

Justin Bieber - 320m

The 26-year-old Canadian was discovered at the age of 13 from YouTube videos and has since scored smash hits with tunes such as Baby and Despacito.

Miley Cyrus - 200m

The 27-year-old began her career with Hanna Montana and has had chart- toppers like Wrecking Ball and Party in the USA.

Ariana Grande - 147m

Thanks to her Sweetener world tour last year, the 27-year-old One Last Time singer earned €62m, which made her the highest paid female performer.

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