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The heat Rich List 2014 is here! So who’s the richest of them all?

The heat Rich List 2014


It must be great being really, really rich. You can get driven around in cars of an inappropriately bright colour and eat all the Toffos you want. Every year heat’s panel of industry experts analyses the comings, goings, wheelings and dealings of the wealthiest British entertainers under the age of 30. They estimate the value of every movie deal, TV show, record sale and cereal endorsement and come up with the Rich List – the most accurate assessment of celebrity earnings you can get. You can see the results in the gallery below.

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…And here's the science bit

All the celebrities are 30 or under at the time of publication; to qualify for the list, they must make a significant proportion of their money in the entertainment industry (so entrepreneurs don’t usually count, inheritances don’t count, and models generally have to do a bit of acting on the side). The Rich List is an estimate of earnings, not total wealth - they could have blown the lot on candy floss and Tizer for all we know, and the tax man will have tried, at least, to take 50% of their income.

The Judges

Michelle is one of the UK's most successful female entrepreneurs and founder of leading lingerie brand Ultimo. A regular fixture on televison and notable global speaker, she was voted Britain's number-one most powerful woman in business, and received an OBE in 2010 for her services to UK business.

James is co-founder of Taylor-Herring PR, one of the UK’s leading media and entertainment agencies. He’s worked with stars including Robbie Williams, Ricky Gervais and Lord Sugar.

Lucie Cave is Editor-In-Chief of heat and has spent longer than she would like to admit delving into celebrities’ business. Which makes her very well qualified to discuss how much more money than the rest of us they’ve been making in all that time.

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