The X Factor Rich List May Seriously Surprise You

The X Factor rich list has officially been revealed… and it’s QUITE the shocker.

It features a mix of judges and contestants, including Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, One Direction and, er, Jedward.

As expected, Simon Cowell comes out on top. He’s worth a whopping £300 million. Lucky baby Eric, is all we can say…

Simon Cowell Simon Cowell is (as expected) one big earner


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After that comes ex-panellist Sharon Osbourne, while 1D are third in line. That means they’ve beaten Gary Barlow, Mel B, Cheryl AND Rita Ora. Impressive.

Other finalists who’ve raked in some serious dollar include JLS (£24 million), Leona Lewis (£13 million), Little Mix (£12 million) and Alexandra Burke (£8 million).

Olly Murs lands at #11 with £10 million, having gone from runner-up to Xtra Factor host to main show presenter earlier this year.

Little Mix The Little Mix girls are doing very well for themselves


There are certainly some surprises. Remember Chloe Mafia? Even though she never made it through the early stages of the competition, she’s earned a substantial amount away from the show.

And we’re a little bamboozled by the fact that current judge Nick Grimshaw doesn’t get a mention. Hmmmm.

Chloe Mafia Chloe Mafia auditioned for The X Factor in 2010


See the full list – compiled by the Daily Mail – below…

1) Simon Cowell (judge) – £300 million

2) Sharon Osbourne (judge) – £146 million

3) One Direction (contestant) – £125 million

One Direction One Direction have proved to be a huge success


4) Gary Barlow (judge) – £65 million

5) JLS (contestant) – £24 million

6) Mel B (judge) – £21.9 million

7) Louis Walsh (judge) – £21.7 million

8) Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (judge) – £20 million

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is worth a not-so-teeny £20 million


9) Leona Lewis (contestant) – £13 million

10) Little Mix (contestant) – £12 million

11) Olly Murs (contestant/presenter) – £10 million

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Olly Murs Olly Murs has stayed in The X Factor family



12) Alexandra Burke (contestant) – £8 million

13) Rita Ora (judge) – £5.8 million

14) Jedward (contestant) – £5.5 million

15) Chloe Mafia (contestant) – £4 million

Rita Ora Rita Ora joined the panel this year


16) Cher Lloyd (contestant) – £3 million

17) Ray Quinn (contestant) – £1.5 million

18) Matt Cardle (contestant) – £1.2 million