Do you want to find out which UK celebrities make the most money out of their careers? Well, in that case, we’ve got your back. In this article, you’ll find out the top paid celebrities in UK that are under 30.
Appearing on the highest-earning celebrity list is a great achievement in itself. Some would even say that an appearance among the top paid celebrities under 30 is a well-defining characteristic of a celebrity’s successful career.
Whether focusing on fame and money or just the sheer hustle of their talents, these celebrities make millions from starring in movies to producing hit albums that make you groove. Check out the list as we disclose the top 15 highest paid UK celebrities along with their estimated net worth.
From top-selling artists like Ed Sheeran to the all-time best female celebrity crush, Emma Watson, follow through the article to know who ranks where in this list of top paid celebrities in UK under 30.
Top Paid UK Celebrities
The following subsections consist of a list of the top 10 highest paid UK celebrities to a few honorable mentions. Read along the article to know more about each celebrity along with their earnings.
List of 10 Top Paid Celebrities in UK Under 30
Without further ado, let’s dive right into the list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30:
1. Ed Sheeran
Not long before Ed’s amazing songwriting skills and vocals came into the spotlight this past decade, he has certainly reached his well-deserved success. Ed is currently the richest UK celebrity under 30.
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Along with being crowned as the most played artist in the world, the 30-year old singer has increased his estimated net worth to a massive £210 million by gaining about £40M in the previous year.
Estimated Net Worth: £210M
2. Harry Styles
Next up on the list is the most adored member of the widely popular One Direction band, Harry Styles. Not only does he take the second spot among top paid celebrities in UK, he also ranks as the richest member of the 1D.
Since 1D’s disband, Styles has gone on to add about £45m to his One Direction earnings with the help of his two majorly successful solo albums, Fine Line and Watermelon Sugar that topped US charts. His world tour and the lucrative Gucci deal have also significantly increased his estimated worth.
Estimated Net Worth: £74M
3. Emma Watson
Since we’re talking about UK celebs, it should not come as a surprise that a cast member of the well-received fantasy movie series, Harry Potter, makes it on this list.
We’re talking about Emma Watson.
I know! I know! You might be thinking that we’re missing out on the main lead, Daniel Radcliffe who played the famous Harry Potter. But as we are only taking celebs in the age group of 30 and below, Daniel, kind of, disqualifies on that part since he turned 31 last year.
Most of Emma Watson’s fortune is based on her portrayal of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise which she has increased with her £17M earnings from 2017’s Beauty and The Beast in addition to her brand deals with Lancôme, Burberry, and Chanel.
Estimated Net Worth: £58M
4. Niall Horan
Niall Horan is the fourth entry making it on the list of top paid celebrities in UK. Not only that, but he is also the second richest member of One Direction with an estimated net worth of £55M.
Since going solo, Niall has had two big-selling albums and a successful American tour which certainly raked up his earnings from the old 1D days.
Estimated Net Worth: £55M
5. Little Mix
As one of the biggest selling girl groups, Little Mix has gone on to move up to be among the first five top paid celebrities in UK under 30. This increase in financial activity comes with their LM5 tour adding up to £17M to their estimated net worth.
Along with that, their individual projects would’ve definitely increased the group’s earnings including personal brand deals such as Leigh-Anne’s swimwear range, Jade’s Red Door cocktail bar, and others.
Estimated Net Worth: £54.3M
6. Louis Tomlinson
And for the next entry, we’ve got Louis Tomlinson, another member from one of the best-selling boy bands of all time – One Direction.
Full disclosure, each and every member of 1D does not just make it on the list of top paid celebrities in UK, they do so by ranking among the 10 top paid celebs at and under 30.
Louis, who has an estimated net worth of around £47 million, has done so by bagging in loads of money from his solo album on top of his earning base of the One Direction days. Louis also roped in £4 million for featuring as a judge and mentor on The X Factor, the platform that made him famous.
Estimated Net Worth: £47M
7. Liam Payne
Liam makes it on the list of top paid celebrities in UK at number 7, just shy of beating his ex-bandmate, Louis Tomlinson.
The 27-year-old singer-songwriter has an impressive bank balance of £46 million that he engrossed with his One Direction fame, his solo album since 1D’s split in addition to a presumably handsome brand deal with Hugo Boss.
Estimated Net Worth: £46M
8. Cara Delevingne
The next appearance on this list follows with the ever-popular English actress and singer, Cara Delevingne. Apart from making it among the top paid celebrities in UK under 30, Cara is also the UK’s highest-paid model.
Estimated to have a net worth of over £20 million in 2018, it comes as no surprise that she has only raked up millions more over the years. Miss Delevingne also runs a prosecco company (Della Vite) that she started with her sisters, Poppy and Chloe Delevingne.
Estimated Net Worth: £42M
9. Zayn Malik
Is it weird that the first person to leave 1D also ranks as the poorest member of one of the most popular British bands? Although that’s one way to see this, it doesn’t take away the fact that Zayn still ranks among the top 10 paid UK celebrities under 30.
Needless to say, most of his earnings of the £38 million bank balance has come from his One Direction days. The new-dad Zayn welcomed his daughter in 2020 with the Victoria Secret model, Gigi Hadid who also featured in Zayn’s hit single ‘Pillowtalk’ back in 2016.
Estimated Net Worth: £38M
10. Sam Smith
We’re ending the top 10 list of highest-paid UK celebs under 30 with none other than the popular singer-songwriter, Sam Smith. Not only has Sam made a fortune of £35.5 million from his successful albums, but he also received an Oscar for ‘Writing’s on the Wall’, the theme song for the spy thriller Spectre.
Estimated Net Worth: £35.5M
Now that the top 10 list has concluded, the article would be incomplete without continuing with some honorable celebrity mentions. Let’s check these celebrities out in the following subsection.
11. Dua Lipa
The undisputed UK pop queen has made impressive earnings of £22 million that comes as a direct result of her amassed fame. Along with her music, deals with Evian and Yves Saint Laurent certainly pushed her net worth.
Estimated Net Worth: £22M
12. Daisy Ridley
Next up on the list is Daisy Ridley who, believe it or not, started out by working in a pub before getting cast for Star Wars films. Since her Star Wars days, she has gathered over £20 million which is a great feat for anyone who started out on a minimum wage job.
Estimated Net Worth: £20.3M
Michael Ebenezer, professionally and popularly known as Stormzy, is a British freestyle rapper. Gaining attention in the UK Underground music scene has certainly helped him a lot which is reflected by his bank balance of £20 million.
Estimated Net Worth: £20M
14. Rita Ora
Tying with Stormzy, we have the beautiful singer and actress, Rita Ora as our next appearance on the list of top paid celebrities in UK. Rita Ora’s earnings of £20 million come from her albums, tours as well as brand partnerships with Deichmann, Escada, and others.
Estimated Net Worth: £20M
15. John Boyega
Another star cast of the Star Wars franchise makes it on this list of top paid celebrities in UK under 30 with John Boyega. John’s £17 million balance majorly comes from the Star Wars films along with a Netflix deal to make and develop African content-based films.
Estimated Net Worth: £17M
With this, we’ve come to the point of conclusion of our article on the under 30 top paid celebrities in UK. We hope that you found the list both satisfactory and informative. Share this list with your friends and let us know your favorite celebrity in the comment section below.
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