Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson Make Most Money in One Direction?

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We can all agree that One Direction have become filthy rich since exploding on the music scene--but two of the guys are even richer than the rest. How does that work?

While Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson all share in the financial success of their albums, tours, perfumes, movie, books and merchandise, Liam and Louis are making a little extra cashish for their songwriting efforts.

We're pretty sure there's no jealousy among the others that Louis and Liam are bringing home more bacon--after all, they're all doing pretty well in the money department.

Liam and Louis have joined forces on songwriting, however, as Liam told The Sun (via Mirror): "Louis and I have a little partnership going on. We've been pretty keen to start writing straight away...I've been in the studio already, it's been going really well."

He added "Learning how to write is the best way of ensuring your career has longevity and that you have control over it. I really think the next album is going to be a game-changer for us. I'm excited." So it sounds like Liam and Louis might be thinking long term in case this whole boy band thing fizzles and fades (not bloody likely in the near future, anyway).

This magical lyrical duo are set to earn more because songwriters get nine percent of each track's royalties. So they've got a little extra padding...not that they need it.

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