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Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are One Direction's biggest money makers

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Harry Styles may get all the attention but it's apparently actually Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson who make more of the big bucks. As reported by Wetpaint Entertainment on Friday, March 7, Liam and Louis are One Direction's biggest money makers because they write more of the band's songs.

According to the band's contracts, they get a guaranteed nine percent of all royalties for songs they write themselves. As it happens, Liam and Louis are the ones who put pen to paper the most.

The band said last summer that they chose to write more of the songs for their latest album "Midnight Memories" themselves.

“We wrote three songs on the last album, bit this is different. Liam (Payne) and I have been spending our days off writing, It will be interesting to hear what people make of it but you'll always get criticised," Louis told The Sun.

Looks like Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan better get to writing if they want to keep up with the royalty checks!

Are you surprised that Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are the One Direction members who make the most money?

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