British boy band group, One Direction, has topped the list of the richest entertainers in Britain under 30 with assets worth about £60m (About N1.5billion) .
Alright, we know they are five but on the list they are considered as one entity.
It is particularly interesting that they did not know one another before they all turned up for their respective X-factor auditions and did not win the competition, which a certain Matt Cardle won.
Five individual acts in the ‘boys’ category were asked to come together to form a group that was named ‘One Direction’. Many cynics opined after the show that the name chosen was very apt because the only direction that the band was heading was down. They have proved the cynics wrong.
What is even more interesting is their popularity in Nigeria, where an earlier X-factor discovered group, JLS, which included a member with Nigerian ancestry, Oritshe Williams, is not known.
One Direction achieved international success almost overnight a couple of years ago, and have been likened to The Beatles in terms of the global impact they have had on the industry and their millions of adoring fans. They made history as the first ever UK group to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard chart with their album Up All Night.
The recently released richest list also include popular names like Kiera Knightley (Atonement, Bend it like Beckham) Daniel Radcliffe who played Harry Potter in the 7-part film franchise and Rupert Gingrich and Emma Watson, two of Radcliffe’s co-actors in the film franchise.