HIS Shameless character barely had two pennies to rub together – but Jody Latham is now presiding over a multi-million-pound business.

The 38-year-old actor, who played Philip ‘Lip’ Gallagher in the Channel 4 series, has a cosmetics empire he says is worth £18million.

InstagramThe actor is now also a Rolex-wearing beauty business entrepreneur[/caption]

He explained that he got into the beauty business when he met an extra who was doing Botox injections and decided to join the industry himself.

Jody, quoted in the Mirror, explained he wasn’t splashing out too much on a lavish lifestyle despite his success.

He said: “I live in a two-bed flat and drive a modest car. I’m pumping everything back into the company.

“It’s valued at £18million. We’ll see where we are in a couple of years. I’ve had money before but not in my hands long enough.”

Channel 4Jody rose to fame on Channel 4’s Shameless as ‘Lip’ Gallagher[/caption]InstagramThe star still lives in Manchester and has a flashy white Audi R8[/caption]InstagramJody explained that his company is now valued at £18million[/caption]Channel 4He was part of Channel 4’s dysfunctional Gallagher family from 2004[/caption] 

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However, he does have a flashy Audi R8 car and is seen on Instagram at events around the world, including the Monaco grand prix.

He explained: “After series one of Shameless, I went with my first wage of £21,000 and bought an Audi convertible. I didn’t even think of rent or food.”

Jody has stayed loyal to Manchester – where Shameless is set – and has become a devoted family man.

As well as appearing in Shameless, Jody had roles in EastEnders as evil pimp Rob Grayson and in Waterloo Road as Steve-O Malone.

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