Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis top X Factor rich list

Leona Lewis

X Factor winners Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke have topped a rich list of X Factor stars. The two singers, who won in 2008 and 2006 respectively, have gone to earn millions thanks to chart topping albums, sell tours and book, fashion and even movie deals.

Leona tops the chart, complied by Now magazine, with a supposed worth of £10 million. Alexandra Burke follows with £6.1 million, just ahead of JLS with £6 million.

Last year's winner Matt Cardle is already off to a good start, having made £5 million before evening releasing an album. A sell-out X Factor tour and autobiography have helped him rake it in ahead of his new single release next month.

Despite a £1 million deal to take part in Celebrity Big Brother, Jedward linger in fifth place on the list, with an estimate worth of around £3.75 million.

At the other end of the list are the reality flops, with Leon Jackson bottom of the pile having made just £20,000 since winning in 2007.

Meanwhile Simon Cowell has unsurprisingly topped the list of best-paid X Factor judges, having made £20 million alone from his judging duties. Louis Walsh is next, with £5.1 million made from his eight series on the show, while Sharon Osbourne completes the top 3 with £4.5 million.

Cheryl Cole is bottom of the list, having made £2 million from her three year stint on the show.