Kevin Bridges and Paolo Nutini make UK rich list

Picture: Kevin Bridges
Picture: Kevin Bridges
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COMIC Kevin Bridges has stormed his way onto a rich list of young British stars after a successful 2015.

Bridges, from Clydebank, is said to have earned £4.4 million last year.

DVD sales, television appearances and ticket sales are likely to have contributed to the small fortune as it was predicted he would bring in around £12 million from his tour of the UK and Ireland.

As well as touring, DVDs and TV shows, the comic has earned cash through selling his own-branded merchandise and also released his autobiography.

Last year, he had his name officially registered as a trademark to protect his money-spinning image rights.

He recently bought a £1 million townhouse in the west end of Glasgow and a luxury boat which he uses for regular trips around Loch Lomond with friends.

At only 28 years-old, Bridges entered the under-30s list in 28th place, closely behind Scottish performer Paolo Nutini who is in 25th place.

It is estimated that Paisley born Nutini made £6.33 million during his comeback last year.

The songwriter is likely to have earned his riches through a string of live performances including two sold out dates at the SSE Hydro.

Predictably, boy band One Direction took the title as Britain’s richest young stars for the third year running.

Their worldwide success has seen them amass an estimated fortune of £82.08m, over £4m more than the previous year.

Despite leaving the band in March, Zayn Malik has managed to hold onto his earnings of £20.52m putting him number eight on the list.

Compiled by a panel at Heat magazine, the stars’ financial dealings, from TV shows, movies and record sales were all taken into consideration.