Big Brother 1 champ Craig Phillips tops Big Brother winners rich list!

Craig Phillips

Big Brother 1 winner Craig Phillips has been named the most successful Big Brother winner ever, with a fortune of around £5 million. The 39-year-old has made his millions as a property developer and DIY TV presenter, since leaving the house way back in the summer of 2000.

The amount puts his estimated worth at double that of second placed Brian Dowling, who won the second series. Even a hosting gig on Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother can't help Brian catch up to Craig's fortune, with the Irish telly star worth £2.5 million, according to this week's Now magazine.

Third on the list is Big Brother 7 winner Pete Bennett, who despite not being in the public eye too much since winning back in 2006, has amassed £900,000 thanks to magazine deals over his relationship with Nikki Grahame.

Big Brother 3 winner Kate Lawler has made similar amounts, while Big Brother 10 winner Sophie Reade has managed to pocket around £850,000 thanks to countless photo shoots and magazine stories.

Big Brother 11 winner Josie Gibson narrowly misses out on the top 5, with an estimated fortune of around £800,000, the same as Big Brother 4 winner Cameron Stout.

Bottom of the top 10 is Anthony Hutton, who is worth 'just' £300,000.

The full list is available in Now magazine, out this week.

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