One Direction Were Europe's Top-Earning Celebrities of 2016

Hiatus be darned.

One Direction tops this year's list of Europe's highest paid celebrities, despite having spent it on hiatus. 

As a group, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan brought in $110 million over the past 12 months, Forbes reports. This income comes from the tail-end of their $200 million-plus On The Road Again tour and endorsement deals with Pepsi and Colgate. All of this made 1D the top-earning band in the world and the second highest among all celebrities, trailing Taylor Swift's $170 million. 

Overall, musicians dominated the list, taking six of the top 10 spots. 

Adele locked in the third-place position with $80.5 million, thanks to sales of her 2015 album 25 and her global arena tour. She is the list's only woman. 

Elsewhere, the Rolling Stones placed fifth with $66.5 million, followed by Calvin Harris with $63 million and Paul McCartney with $56.5 million. U2 placed ninth on the list with $55 million. 

Showing the list's age range, 1D's Styles is the youngest at 22 and the Rolling Stones' drummer, Charlie Watts, is the oldest at 75. 

See the full list here:

10. Gordon Ramsay, $54 million, United Kingdom
9. U2, $55 million, Ireland
8. Novak Djokovic, $56 million, Serbia
7. Paul McCartney, $56.5 million, United Kingdom
6. Calvin Harris, $63 million, Scotland
5. The Rolling Stones, $66.5 million, United Kingdom 
4. Roger Federer, $68 million, Switzerland
3. Adele, $80.5 million, United Kingdom 
2. Cristiano Ronaldo, $88 million, Portugal
1. One Direction, $110 million, United Kingdom 

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