One Direction have reportedly earned £10million over the past seven months since finding fame on The X Factor.
Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik have allegedly been given £2million each from record label boss Simon Cowell.
A source told The People: "Simon Cowell wants them to know what they deserve.
"They have been a massive success, what they have achieved is phenomenal.
"Simon thinks they are the hardest-working people in pop at the moment."
They added: "They have made him an absolute fortune and he is incredibly proud.
"He always saw potential in them and now it's paying off. Girls across the globe simply love them."
Their debut album Up All Night reached number one in America with their single What Makes You Beautiful has sold over a million copies in the US.
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