One Direction Is Raking in the Cash

'One Direction: This Is Us' Premieres in NYC — Part 2
(L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles attend the world premiere of "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Ziegfeld Theater on August 26, 2013 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »
There's no money quite like teen idol money. Just ask the young men of One Direction, who, according to Heat magazine, have earned about $96 million in the past year, making them the top earning celebrities under 30 across the pond.

It's not just record deals and album sales that are bringing in the big ones for the UK quintet, who collectively out-earned Daniel Radcliffe, Robert Pattinson, Emma Watson, and even Adele. The group's constant touring paid off in a big way, both in terms of ticket sales and merchandising (want a singing One Direction toothbrush? You're not alone). And though pop idols don't typically have the longest shelf life (blame it on the hormones), they stand to make a lot more money in the next year with the release of their upcoming album Midnight Memories.

Given how much their lives have changed over the past couple of years, it's pretty impressive that the fivesome has managed to stay relatively down to earth. Instead of throwing down on fancy Jesus-shaped jewelry (ahem), the band seems to prefer to spend its cash on...


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