Louis’s One Direction - to bank

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SOUTH Yorkshire pop sensation Louis Tomlinson and his One Direction bandmates are in the money - after smashing into the top 10 of the richest under 30s in Britain.

The boyband went straight in at number five in Heat magazine’s chart of young, rich celebrities after clocking up a total wealth of £26.33 million between them.

Split equally five ways between 20-year-old Bessacarr-born Louis and his bandmates Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, that means that Louis - a former pupil at Hall Cross School in Doncaster - worth a whopping £5.2 million, less than two years after arriving on the music scene via the X Factor in 2010.

One Direction - pop’s hottest property, racking up number one singles and albums around the globe - were new entrants in the showbiz magazine’s annual rundown which was topped by Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe with a £53.3m personal fortune.

Katie Melua - the wife of Kiveton Park superbike racer James Toseland - was also in the top 10, as well as singers Adele, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, and Harry Potter film stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.