Love Island’s richest stars revealed

Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen

by Tiffany Wallis, Georgina Terry & Louella Berryman |

Which islanders have gained the biggest net worth since leaving the villa?

After competing for true love (and £50K) on Love Island and winning the hearts of the nation, contestants are almost guaranteed to boost their bank balances and become actual known reality stars once they leave the villa.

Although contestants battle to win the £50K prize, the real money is almost certainly made once the contestants leave the show and go back into the real world.

Don't believe us? Well, It's reported that series two runners-up Alex Bowen and Olivia Buckland have earned £4.4 million since leaving the show in 2016.

Uh-huh.

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Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen 2016

Olivia Buckland was a member of the 2016 Love Island cast from day one. She coupled up with Daniel Lukakis, Rykard Jenkins and Adam Maxted before Alex Bowen entered.From day 20 onwards, Olivia stayed coupled up with Alex Bowen. The couple ended as runners up.Before entering the villa, Olivia worked as a sales executive and Alex was a scaffolder and fitness model.Before her rise to fame, Olivia admitted she was so debt-ridden she had to sell her own sofa.

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After embarking on a summer of love, Love Island stars step out into a world of new-found fame and fortune.

With big brand deals, fashion collaborations, personal appearances and sponsored Instagram posts being offered to them, #ad #spon, it is no wonder Islanders make the most of their new found fame. 2019 winner Amber Gill recently signed a £1 million deal with Miss Pap for a clothing line, propelling her into Love Island's rich list last year.

Some former Islanders have gone on to do much more than just Instagram endorsements. Dani Dyer has a best-selling book, What Would Dani Do? My Guide to Living Your Best Life and Wes Nelson, Kem Cetinay and Maura Higgins featured on Dancing on Ice.

But is exposing your life, loves and incredible collection of bikinis worth it? For £4.4million, gotta say, we'd be tempted...

A new series of the show starts on Sunday 13th January at 9pm on ITV2. This year's lineup features identical twins, Rochelle Humes' sister and Lewis Capaldi's ex-girlfriend.

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