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WORTH: £54 million ONCE UPON A TIME: Growing up in a £150,000 semi in Wolverhamp­ton, Payne, 23, originally auditioned for the X Factor in 2008, aged 14 — his now girlfriend, Cheryl Cole, was one of the judges — before applying again two years later, and joining One Direction.

NOW: Despite their tenyear age gap, the babyfaced singer recently announced the birth of his first child, a son, with Miss Cole. They boast a combined wealth of £75 million.

Payne last year bagged a multi-millionpou­nd deal with Capitol Records. Previously teetotal due to a kidney condition, he has compared himself to Take That’s Gary Barlow — in other words, the sensible (read: boring) one.

THE HOUSES: As well as a £7 million Los Angeles pad, he owns a £5.1 million Surrey mansion.

THE CARS: After learning to drive in an £ 19,000 Mercedes, Payne traded up to a £260,000 Lamborghin­i Aventador (above).

THE CLOTHES: Since meeting his pop-star girlfriend, he has upped his style game and was recently spotted in a £3,000 Balmain coat. Has a serious watch habit, and owns a £13,000 Hublot and £3,000 Breitling.

TRIVIA: An ardent Harry Potter fan, he once blew £30,000 on the magical flying 1960 Ford Anglia — from the Chamber Of Secrets movie — which he keeps in his back garden. DON’T TELL THE BANK

MANAGER: Payne and Miss Cole turned down a £1 million magazine deal to announce their new arrival. Oh, and he was spotted sharing a £ 465 Swarovski crystal-encrusted bottle of Goût de Diamants at London’s Funky Buddha nightclub.

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