Boy band One Direction have been announced as this year's highest paid European celebrities. 2016 has been a mixed bag for members Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne.

Harry, 22, has taken his first steps towards an acting career as Liam is set to welcome his first child with girlfriend Cheryl, 33.

Niall, 23, has had to contend with a bout of pneumonia while Louis, 25, recently lost his mother Joahannah Deakin, aged 42, to cancer.

Money-wise however, things have ticked over nicely.

Despite only putting out one single in January after officially going on "hiatus" towards the end of the previous year, the Bring Me Down hit-makers earned a combined $110m.

This was largely thanks to the tail-end of their $200m+ On The Road Again Tour and payouts from endorsements with soft drink brand Pepsi and oral hygiene giants Colgate.

They were in good company as also joining them in the annual list compiled by Forbes magazine was Cristiano Ronaldo, Adele, Roger Federer, the Rolling Stones, Calvin Harris, Sir Paul McCartney, Novak Djokovic, U2 and Gordon Ramsay.

Professional footballer Cristiano, 31, claimed second place with earnings of $88m. Vocal powerhouse Adele, 28, who recently sparked reports that she has married boyfriend Simon Konecki , is sitting pretty in third with $80.5m.

Tennis ace Roger Federer, 35, is placed fourth with $68m while in fifth are rock band Rolling Stones who despite being in their sixth decade as a band netted $66.5m.

Shaking off his very public split earlier this year with girlfriend Taylor Swift, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris can be happy with sixth place and a cool $63m.

Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris managed to shake off relationship with ex Taylor Swift to take sixth place on rich list Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Sir Paul McCartney, 74, can let it be at seventh with $56.5m as another tennis champ, Novak Djokovic, 29, walks away with $56m. Finally, in ninth and tenth place respecitvely are Irish band U2 at $55m and 50-year-old sweary celeb chef Gordon Ramsay with $54m.

Globally, 1D fared well in second but were pipped to the post by US singer Taylor Swift who clocked up $170m.