Which of the former Love Island stars has made the most money?

Love Island 2019 is set to get underway on Monday night as a fresh bunch of hopefuls enter that infamous villa in the hope of finding romance.

The show is now in its fifth season, and it’s proven very lucrative for some of its former stars, who’ve gone on to pretty successful post-Love Island careers.

A select number have found themselves a lot richer as a result of being on the show – but which of them is the wealthiest and how did they make their money?

Here’s how it shapes up.

Alex and Olivia Bowen – £4.4m

Alex and Olivia – who met on the show and have since married – are by far the wealthiest Love Island alumni.

As well as their careers as social media influences, Olivia has modelled and also launched her own clothing range – while they’ve worked together on their own fashion label Exempt Society.

The pair have also earned a tidy sum from sponsored social media posts, personal appearances and TV presenting jobs, as well as appearances in other reality shows including TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress.

Dani Dyer – £1.7m

Last year’s winner Dani Dyer is also thought to have done pretty well financially, having become the face of Mark Hill hair products – reportedly for a six-figure sum – as well as working on her own fashion range with brand In The Style.

That’s before you count the release of her autobiography, her appearance in West End show Nativity: The Musical alongside dad Danny Dyer and those social media posts – which allegedly can earn her up to £15,000 a pop.

Amber Davies – £1.6m

Amber Davies was crowned series winner alongside Kem Cetinay in 2017 – and has been a regular face on TV since then, as well as earning a decent sum from the ever-popular Instagram posts.

Currently she’s starring in West End musical 9 To 5 – based on the 1980 movie starring Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda – alongside Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley, and also has deals with lingerie brand Boux Avenue and fashion label Motel Rocks.

Kem Cetinay – £1.5m

Kem – who won the 2017 series alongside Amber Davies – has been a pretty regular fixture on TV since then, with stints on the likes of Good Morning Britain and This Morning – and that’s before you count his stint on Dancing on Ice 2018.

He returned to the ITV show in 2019 as the backstage presenter – and away from all the telly does well for himself with those ever-popular Instagram posts, as well as deals with the likes of Sainsbury’s and BoohooMAN, and let’s not forget his friendship with fellow Love Islander Chris Hughes, with whom he’s appeared in ITV2 spin-offs You vs Chris & Kem and Straight Outta Love Island.

And speaking of which…

Chris Hughes – £1.4m

Chris Hughes finished third in 2017 and went on to star in another show featuring his Love Island partner Olivia Attwood, Chris & Olivia: Crackin’ On (although this sadly featured the couple’s split).

The 26-year-old has also done well out of personal appearances and TV, including presenting horse-racing coverage on ITV.

Kady McDermott – £1.3m

Kady, who coupled up with Scott Thomas in the 2016 series, earned a pretty penny from personal appearances with him, appearing nightly at clubs and charing up to £10K a time.

She’s currently appearing in Towie, as well as launching her own make-up range By Kady.

Gabby Allen – £1.3m

Gabby Allen – who coupled up with Marcel Somerville during her time on the show – has racked up the earnings from a clothing line with Quiz as well as launching her own fitness app, Shape Up With Gabby Allen – which topped the app store charts.

She’s not been a stranger to the small screen either, having appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2018, finishing sixth.

Olivia Attwood – £1.2m

Olivia, another member of the cast of 2017, has made money from personal appearances as well as social media influencing – which reportedly can earn her up to £2K a post.

Her TV appearances, meanwhile, have included the ITV2 series Crackin’ On alongside Chris Hughes, as well as E4’s Celebs Go Dating, which reportedly netted her £200,000 – and she’s stayed in the public eye with a column for showbiz magazine New!

Megan Barton Hanson – £1.1m

Megan Barton Hanson didn’t win the series when she went in as a late arrival in 2018 – but she’s done well for herself, thanks largely to a deal with fashion label Pretty Little Thing.

She’s also reportedly set to release a fitness DVD aimed at helping women embrace and enhance their curves.

Jack Fincham – £1m

Jack Fincham, who won the 2018 series along with Dani Dyer (whom he was coupled up with for the entire time), is said to have pocketed a cool sum of money since then.

He’s made his cash from personal and TV appearances – showing up with Dani prior to their split – and he’s set to boost his profile further with an appearance on the next series of Celebs Go Dating.

Love Island kicks off on ITV2 on Monday night at 9pm.

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