One Direction Net Worth: $130 million
Composed of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson, One Direction is an English-Irish pop band in London. Zayn Malik, who was previously a part of the group, left on March 2015. Niall James Chonce Horan, born on September 13, 1993, is the younger son of Maura and Bobby Horan. He grew up in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. Liam James Payne was born on August 29, 1993. Interestingly, he was a country runner before he became a singer, songwriter, and producer. Harry Edward Styles was born on February 1, 1994. He was raised in Cheshire, England and he studied at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School. Louis William Tomlinson was born to Johannah and Troy Austin as Louis Troy Austin on December 24, 1991 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. He has one younger half-brother and six younger half-sisters. The members of One Direction have definitely made the story of their lives as they are raking a staggering $130 million in net worth.
How did One Direction make its money?
The group is popularly known to have sprouted from the British singing competition X Factor, where it signed a record deal with Syco Records, a label owned by Simon Cowell, after the said contest. Since then, the group has quickly gained popularity in the UK and has consecutively released four successful albums — Up All Night in 2011, Take Me Home in 2012, Midnight Memories in 2013, and the latest album, Four, released in 2014. All four albums have topped the charts and had hit singles, including “Steal My Girl,” “Live While We’re Young,” and “What Makes You Beautiful.” With this rise to fame, the pop band has become the 2nd wealthiest musicians according to Forbes and has garnered numerous awards, which includes 19 Brit Awards, 11 MTV Europe Music Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards.