Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Harry Styles have apparently been handed £2m each by record label boss Simon Cowell following their worldwide success.
“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,” a source told The People.
“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.”
Last week the boys celebrated some more good news as their debut single, What Makes You Beautiful, has racked up more than a million sales stateside.
Their album Up All Night is still at the number one position, too, after debuting in the top slot.