If you’re searching the internet to find out which male celebrities from the UK make the most money out of their careers, we’ve got your back. In this article, we’ve shared a list of top paid male celebrities in UK that are under 30.
According to Forbes, Kylie Jenner leads the overall worldwide list of highest-paid celebrities with a whopping $590M (or £467M). And, so it’d be interesting to see how close do the top paid male celebrities in UK get to her throne.
With the disqualification of an all-time regular, Daniel Radcliffe, since he turned 31 last year, the list has essentially become a musician-specific one. From one of the world’s best-selling artists, Ed Sheeran to Oscar-winners like Sam Smith, check out the list as we disclose the top paid male celebrities in UK.
Read along with the article to know who ranks where in this list of UK’s top 8 highest-paid male celebrities under 30 along with their earnings.
Top Paid Male Celebrities in UK Under 30
As full disclosure, the following list consists of all the members of the now-disbanded One Direction, making it a 1D heavy list with 5 members appearing in the top 8 highest-paid male celebrities in UK.
1. Ed Sheeran
Starting off the list with one of the most popular singer-songwriters worldwide, Ed Sheeran. Ed got into the limelight in the last decade and has only grown from there. His well-deserved success is exactly the reason why he is currently the richest UK celebrity under 30.
In addition to being crowned as the most played artist in the world, the 30-year old singer’s net worth is estimated to increase by £40 million in the previous year to a massive £210M.
Estimated Net Worth: £210M
2. Harry Styles
Moving on with the most adored member of the insanely popular One Direction band, Harry Styles. Along with being placed at the second spot among top paid male celebrities in UK, he is also the richest member of 1D.
Since going solo after 1D’d disband, Styles has continued his success by adding about £45 million from his two majorly successful US chart-topping solo albums, Fine Line and Watermelon Sugar.
Along with that, a world tour and a profitable Gucci deal most certainly added to his One Direction days’ earnings to an estimated net worth of £74 million.
Estimated Net Worth: £74M
3. Niall Horan
Continuing with another member of One Direction, Niall Horan, making it third on the list of top paid male celebrities in UK.
Since the band’s split, Niall has had two big-selling albums and a successful American tour raking up his earnings from the 1D days to an estimated worth of £55 million making him the second richest member of One Direction.
Estimated Net Worth: £55M
4. Louis Tomlinson
The fact that every member of one of the best-selling boy bands of all time makes it on this list is an achievement in itself. Here at fourth place, we’ve Louis Tomlinson.
Louis bagged in loads of money from his solo album and about £4 million for featuring as a judge and mentor on the platform that made him famous. His estimated net worth on top of his earning base of the One Direction days stands at around £47 million.
Estimated Net Worth: £47M
5. Liam Payne
Coming in at number 5 on the list of top paid male celebrities in UK, Liam just shies away from beating his ex-bandmate, Louis Tomlinson, on the list.
With his solo album since 1D’s split along with a presumably lucrative brand deal with Hugo Boss, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter has made himself an impressive bank balance of £46 million engrossed with his One Direction fame.
Estimated Net Worth: £46M
6. Zayn Malik
Zayn, who left the band first makes it as the last member of One Direction to feature on this list. Although Zayn technically ranks as the poorest member of 1D, he still makes it to the top 6 of the list of highest-paid UK celebrities under 30.
Zayn has an estimated bank balance of £38 million with most of those earnings coming from his One Direction days. Zayn and the Victoria Secret model, Gigi Hadid, welcomed their daughter in 2020. The duo also featured in Zayn’s hit single ‘Pillowtalk’ that came out in 2016.
Estimated Net Worth: £38M
7. Sam Smith
Next up at the seventh spot of the top paid male celebrities in UK, we have an Oscar winner singer-songwriter, Sam Smith.
Along with receiving an Oscar for ‘Writing’s on the Wall’, the theme song for the spy thriller Spectre, Sam has also made a fortune of £35.5 million from his successful music career.
Estimated Net Worth: £35.5M
For the last entry, we’ve got a British freestyle rapper who is professionally and popularly known as Stormzy.
Stormzy gained attention in the UK Underground music scene and that certainly helped him out a lot which is clearly reflected by his bank balance with estimated earnings of £20 million.
Estimated Net Worth: £20M
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