Girls Aloud seem to be at the forefront of everything these days, from best hair, best style icons, best music, they are just the best full stop! But here’s the proof to back it up. Girls Aloud have now topped a reality TV rich list, with a collective fortune of £25 million pounds!!
Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Nadine Coyle all shot to fame in Popstars: The Rivals back in 2002, and have now beat Pop Idol’s Will Young and The X Factor‘s Leona Lewis into second and third places.
Jade Goody came in at fourth place after amassing an £8 million fortune from TV, DVDs, Perfume, Books and Magazine Deals before she died on Mothers Day in 2009 from cervical cancer.
The reality show rich list showed that Pop Idol winner Will Young has earned £12.5 million since 2002, whilst Leona Lewis is already worth a massive £10 million pounds since she won The X Factor in 2006.
Contestants in the current series of Britains Got Talent should really take note of these figures, as the original winner of the ITV1 show, opera-singing Paul Potts comes in at number seven with a £5 million pound fortune since winning 2 years ago!
Myleene Klass (Popstars) and Gareth Gates (Pop Idol) take up the fifth and sixth spots, after so far pocketing £7.5 million and £6.5 million respectively. Other reality TV stars include Big Brother stars Craig Phillips (£5m) and Brian Dowling (£2.5m), Fame Academy’s Lemar (£4m) and Popstars’ Kym Marsh (£1.8m).
The rich list was compiled by Current TV, and features the people who have made the most lucrative careers after appearing on reality TV shows. Most of the biggest profiteers came from talent-based shows such as The X Factor, Popstars, Pop Idol and Britains Got Talent, but four Big Brother stars also made the rundown.
Shaheen Jafargholi and Susan Boyle: time to get those lungs working overtime!
Click here for a breakdown of what each member of Girls Aloud have earned: Girls Aloud’s Millions.