With The X Factor final just days away, let’s take a look at some of the series’ most bankable stars.
Jedward Net Worth
Jedward (or John and Edward Grimes) burst on to our television screens in 2009. Twin brothers from Dublin, they wormed their way into our hearts with their enthusiastic, if not technically good, performances on the live shows.Thought to be worth around £4.95 million. appeared 2009, they represented Ireland for Eurovision in 2011 and 2012 and came 8th and 19th respectively. Most recently, they have been filming for Sharknado 3 with Tara Reid and have been spotted walking the catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier in Vienna. We can be sure that we haven’t seen the last of this ambitious pair!
Alexandra Burke Net Worth
Alexandra became the second solo girl to win the X Factor when she took the title in 2008. Reported to be worth £6.1 million, she has had a string of hit singles in the UK and signed a contract with Epic Records in the USA worth an estimated £3.5 million. In June 2014, Alexandra made her West End debut in The Bodyguard musical and is currently touring the UK with the show until June 2016.
Leona Lewis' Net Worth
Londoner Leona won the third series of the X Factor in 2006 and is estimated to be worth around £12 million. Her debut album went 10x platinum in the UK, and topped the US Billboard charts in 2008 when she became the first British female solo artist to hit the number sipot in over 20 years. A vegetarian and animal welfare campaigner, Leona reported turned down a seven figure sum to open a Harrods sale in 2008, due to the store stocking clothing made from animal fur.
JLS New Worth
Made up of Oritse Williams, Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes and JB Gill, JLS were the runners up in 2008 and when they broke up in 2013 they were reported to have been worth £24 million. They won the title of the UK's hardest-working band for two constitutive years, in 2011 and 2012 and won 5 MOBO awards during their time together. As well as all the usual boy band merchandise, JLS published two best-selling books and released branded condoms with Durex under the campaign line "Just Love Safe", as part of a charitable organisation they have established called the JLS Foundation. Post JLS, the guys have all been working on solo careers. Marvin Humes is probably the most well known now, as a presenter on The Voice and This Morning with wife Rochelle, from The Saturdays.
Little Mix Net Worth
Like One Direction before them, Little Mix were put together in the bootcamp stages of X Factor in 2011. Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson did even better than the guys did becoming the first group to win the competition. Now estimated to have a net worth of £33 million, they have gone on to have hits worldwide, becoming the first girl group since The Pussycat Dolls to the the top 5 in the US album charts with their debut and earning the highest debut US chart position by a British girl group, breaking the Spice Girls previous record.
One Direction's Net Worth
Each member of One Direction is estimated to be worth £25 million, resulting in an over £100 million new worth for the whole group. Simon Cowell put the boy band together during the bootcamp stage of the program in 2010, as each of the members, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, had failed to get through in the “Boys” group. They may have come third in the competition, but after signing to Syco Records for a reported £2 million, they have gone from strength to strength, amassing a huge international fanbase and breaking records, like being the first band to top the US album chart with each of their first three albums. The band have announced that they will temporarily go on hiatus in March 2016 following their fifth album for a year to pursue solo careers, so it will be interesting to see which of the lads comes out on top once they are out on their own.