Cheryl Cole and Leona Lewis have once again made it into the UK under 30 rich list despite both not seeing the best of times in 2011.
Pop star and former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole was left devastated after being ditched from the X Factor USA earlier this year, but her £1.5 million pay check for four shows did no harm to her bank balance whatsoever.
The former Girls Aloud singer is the highest climber in this year’s 30 Under 30 Rich List.
Cheryl jumps seven places from 14 to 7 on the list – compiled by heat magazine – with an estimated take of £11.4m helped along by deals with L’Oreal and de Grisogno jewellery.
Cheryl’s fellow Girls Aloud band members Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts also increased their worth, while Sarah Harding retained her position (26). Kimberley, who is currently starring as Princess Fiona in Shrek: The Musical jumped two places to 24 with £5.3m. Likewise, Nicola, who released her debut solo album in September, jumped two places to 27 with a fortune of £4.2m.
Former X Factor winner Leona Lewis also makes the list, with a worth of around £13.3 million after winning the show back in 2006. All this despite not have a best selling album for sometime.
The full list is available in this week’s heat magazine, on sale now.