One Direction

Which One Direction Member Makes the Most Money? (VIDEO)

One Direction makes a lot of money. We all know this. Between the international tours and the blockbuster movies, the concert memorabilia and the wax figures, the quintet of overseas hotties aren’t lacking in funds. But which of the boys has the biggest bank account?

To refresh — and we realize how unnecessary this is what with that “1D 4EVA” tattoo you have on your forehead — we’ve got five runners in this rat race: Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Harry Styles.

We know what you’re thinking: Harry’s got this one in the bag. He’s so often the centerpiece in their performances and, come on, he dated Taylor Swift. That’s got to be worth a little extra something. But turns out, it’s two of the softer-spoken members of the group that earn the most.

ClevverTV has the scoop, saying Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are actually the 1Ders with the most dollars to spare. What makes them so special? They can write!

The boys’s contracts supposedly stipulate that they’re guaranteed 9 percent of all royalties for songs they pen themselves. As it happens, the two Ls are the ones most often inspired to write those catchy hooks. Can’t get them out of your head either? Story of our life.

03.7.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Elisabeth Kramer
Related: One Direction, Harry Styles, Hot Guys, Music, News, Simon Cowell, The X Factor

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