LIAM PAYNE: THE SENSIBLE ONE
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.