The One Direction boys have gone on to have successful solo careers of their own since taking a pause in 2016, taking a different route into music. How did it go?
After their 2010 debut on “The X-Factor”, One Directions had fans hooked on the group’s charm, dynamic, and catchy songs. They've won 7 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Music Awards, 3 People's Choice Awards, and 4 MTV Video Music Awards, just to name a few.
Zayn Malik left the band in 2015 but has had an equally successful career since. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, and Liam Payne took a different route into music too. Find out how they did and what their current net worth is:
5. Liam Payne: $60 million
Following One Direction’s breakup, Liam Payne has gone on to release several singles both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other musicians Jonas Blue and Migos member Quavo. In 2018, he released his debut EP, “First Time,” featuring French Montana.
That same year, he also collaborated with Rita Ora to release a track for the film “Fifty Shades Freed.” Recently, the singer partnered with the fashion brand HUGO to drop a capsule collection.
4. Zayn Malik: $60 million
Zayn who quit the boy band in 2015, has a massive net worth of $65 million thanks to his hugely successful music career, both in the band and solo, with the Sunday Times Rich List reporting 'no change' to his net worth in the last year.
The singer released two studio albums after leaving the group; ‘Mind of Mine’ in 2016 and ‘Icarus Falls’ in 2018, however, he's known for doing little promotion and not touring his records- where artists make their most money.
3. Niall Horan: $70 million
Niall Horan also chose to pursue a solo career following One Direction’s hiatus. In 2017, the Irish singer released his solo album “Flicker.”
Shortly after he embarked on an international tour that lasted from late 2017 through fall 2018. He stopped in places like Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, and Los Angeles and he is one of two former band members to go on tour. His tour reportedly wracked in at least $12 million from ticket sales alone, per Pollstar.
2. Louis Tomlinson: $70 million
Louis has a net worth of $70 million, mostly made from his time in the world-famous boyband but as he released his debut solo album, Walls, in 2020 he will be set to earn more through sales and streaming.
The 2020 Sunday Times Rich List says Louis has added $2million to his net worth in the last year, the second most of all the 1D boys after Harry, and he was also forced to postpone his upcoming tour due to COVID-19, sure to cost him millions.
1. Harry Styles: $75 million
From his colorful campaigns with the designer brand Gucci to his role in the award-winning film “Dunkirk,” Harry Styles has diversified his career quite a bit.
In 2017, he released a self-titled solo album, which included the popular, soft-rock ballad “Sign of the Times.” He followed the album release with a tour that lasted throughout 2017 and 2018. Per Pollstar, this tour made about $62 million in ticket-sale revenue alone.
Styles has also become an icon in the fashion world. Recently, he co-chaired the 2019 Met Gala alongside Lady Gaga and Serena Williams.