One Direction members: Who “Happily” has the biggest net worth?
Directioners still live in hope that one day their favorite band from when they were in high school will reunite. They took the world by storm while they were together with fun pop songs like “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Story of My Life” which seemed to play every forty minutes on the radio.
However, the five members of the band, sorry – former band, are now pursuing their own careers and interests. So, which member is truly living their best life? We’ve found the estimated net worth of each band member. Let’s take a look at who seems to have the best happily ever after.
Liam Payne’s net worth is said to be about $60 million. Payne originally intended to remain behind the scenes after One Direction broke up. He wanted to write and produce music for other artists, however, in 2019 he ended up releasing his first studio album titled LP1.
Payne’s reluctance to re-enter the spotlight is likely what has led to him lagging behind his former One Direction band members. The jobs in the spotlight often make the most money, after all.
Despite this, Payne is doing quite well for himself – but ultimately is still estimated to be the band member with the smallest net worth.
Zayn Malik is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $65 million. Most of which, the internet claims is from his two solo albums. The income likely would have come from album sales and digital streaming.
He also has his own line of shoes which he released with the help of Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti and released a line of backpacks in 2018. Zayn has also made a cameo in the movie Ocean’s 8.
He’s also been featured on a number of other artists’ songs.
Louis Tomlinson is estimated to have a net worth of about $70 million which puts him at a tie for second richest One Direction member with Niall Horan.
Reports say most of his fortune came from his time in One Direction and his stint as a judge on X-Factor in 2018. He had a world tour planned for his very first solo album Walls that was released in 2020, but it had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19.
In December of 2020, Tomlinson held a digital concert which sold more than 160,000 tickets. This broke records and made his concert the most live-streamed concert for a male solo artist – the third overall. However, all proceeds went to various charities.
Niall Horan is believed to have a net worth of around $70 million, tying him with One Direction member Louis Tomlinson.
Horan not only has a solo music career with two albums (Flicker & Heartbreak Weather), but also started up his own golf management company alongside Mark McDonnell and Ian Watts. This entrepreneurship seems to have served him quite well monetarily.
Harry Styles is possibly the member who has the most famous solo career and is likely the one member even people who aren’t familiar with One Direction could name. As such, it’s not much of a surprise that he’s believed to be the one with the highest net worth too.
Internet estimates seem to concur Styles is likely worth about $75 million.
Styles has two solo albums, was a co-chair for the 2019 Met Gala, starred in a Christopher Nolan movie (Dunkirk), and has really lived up to his last name by making a splash with his distinct (and fantastic) wardrobe choices – at one point even inciting a Twitter debate simply by wearing a dress.