The boyband has topped the poll, compiled by editors at Britain's Heat magazine, for a third time despite Zayn Malik having left the group in March (15).

Malik appeared in eighth place on the list with $32.8 million (£20.5 million), which was earned during his time with the chart-topping band.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe stayed in second place, with an estimated fortune of $105.3 million (£65.8 million), ahead of Twilight's Robert Pattinson with $81.6 million (£51 million).

Singer Adele was at four ahead of another Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, in fifth place, and others in the top 10 included Ed Sheeran, Rupert Grint and Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner.