X Factor's One Direction have made £100 million since the show!

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X Factor stars One Direction have made an impressive £100 million since appearing on the show two years ago.

Harry, Zayn, Niall, Liam and Louis were put together by the show's judges at bootcamp and made it all the way to the live final.

But even though the didn't win - or even come second - the boys have gone on to be one of the show's most successful acts ever.

In new details revealed in a new chapter of Tom Bower’s biography book on X Factor's Simon Cowell Cowell, it's claimed that the group have made over £100 million, and have been spending it just as fast as they've been earning it.

The millionaire teenagers have splashed out on houses, cars and clothes in the past twelve months, having taken the US by storm.

Tom Bower writes: “One Direction were Cowell’s new Westlife – a revival of his mastery of the music business. Nothing had been left to chance by Sony Music, with the band’s hit album Up All Night selling over five million copies.”

He continues: “The songs, publishing, discs, DVDs, merchandising and endorsements brought in huge profits, with the five members of the group together estimated to have earned nearly £100million. Naturally, Sony and Syco raked in much more.”

And there's been no sign of the money stopping for the group, or Simon.

This month it was revealed the boys would become the new faces of Pepsi, while a UK and Ireland arena tour next year is sure to continue to provide wealth and fame for One Direction.

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