One Direction news: Boys get £10 million from boss Simon Cowell!

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X Factor stars One Direction have reportedly received their first paycheck... of £10 million.

The boys each received £2 million each from boss Simon Cowell after a hugely successful year for the group.

They've hit the top spots in charts across the world, played sell out concerts in venues as far away as Australia and even have their own dedicated shop.

The group are already the tenth richest stars Under 30, and that success looks set to continue.

One Direction, who took part in The X Factor in 2010, have a string of tours lined up including nine sell out nights at the O2 Arena next year.

“Simon Cowell wants them to know what they deserve," a supposed source told The People. “They have been a massive success, what they have achieved is phenomenal. Simon thinks they are the hardest working people in pop at the moment.

“They have made him an absolute fortune and he is incredibly proud.

“He always saw potential in them and now it’s paying off. Girls across the globe simply love them.”

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