One Direction – a band that makes fangirls jump up and down in excitement and cry happy tears, while at the same time making music nerds scoff. Just seven years ago, these five young men were only students, preparing for school exams and testing their luck on “X-Factor”, and now they are collectively worth a quarter of a billion pounds. Can you even imagine how much money that is? They’re literally richer than the Beatles were at the same point in their career. Isn’t that just insane?
Once modest, shy schoolboys who thought Topshop was the epitome of style, they’re now multimillionaires who blow their money on designer suits, flashy cars and other things that only the incredibly rich can afford. They’re all just 25 or under and they’re living the dream life. Let’s take a look at what they choose to spend their earnings on, shall we?
Harry Styles, 23
Worth: £56 million
Harry used to live with his family in a small family home in the North West of England and attend Holmes Chapel Comprehensive. Now he’s a multimillionaire with a successful music career and a future in Hollywood. He signed a 3-album deal with Columbia Records and his first solo album is about to drop. Styles scored a role in Dunkirk alongside legends like Tom Hardy and Kenneth Branagh and if his acting is any good, considering his gorgeous looks, a future in Hollywood looks bright!
Homes: Harry owns a home in North West London and a flat in East London. He also bought a home for his mum back in Cheshire. He used to own a house in Beverly Hills, which he sold in 2012, and his LA villa is up for sale too, while he’s looking to buy another property in the area.
Cars: When it comes to cars, he’s got quite a few, including a Ferrari, a Porsche 911 Sport Classic, an Audi R8, a Seventies Ford Capri, a Jaguar E Type, a vintage Mercedes Benz and a Range Rover Sport.
Fashion: Harry has no problem spending half a grand on a scarf from Alexander McQueen and he’s been seen in Gucci suits multiple times. He’s clearly got expensive taste.
Fun Fact: He likes art and has no problem dishing out the big bucks on paintings and statues, but the funniest thing is, he once spent 10,000 pounds on a lampshade.
Zayn Malik, 24
Worth: £51 million
Zayn used to live in a rented home in Bradford with his parents and three sisters, and attended a co-ed state school. Now he’s the first member of One Direction to release a solo hit, Pillowtalk, which went to the top of the charts both in Europe and America. He’s also in a relationship with supermodel Gigi Hadid, which only fuels his fame.
Homes: He bought his first property, which was a house for his family in Bradford, 5 years ago. He also bought a home for his ex’s mum in Dorset, but sold it after they split. Zayn got himself a futuristic 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house in Hertfordshire that has chrome doors, a wine cellar and a swimming pool. Apart from that he also owns a place in London and an apartment in LA. All in all – not so bad for a 24 year old.
Cars: However ridiculous and funny this sounds, Zayn doesn’t actually have a driver’s license, but he does own a Bentley Continental GT. Why? Well, when you’ve got that much money, the question is really “why not?”
Fashion: Malik’s fashion sense is proving to be quite lucrative. He recently let his name be borrowed for a footwear collection by Giuseppe Zanotti, and the Zigi shoe is selling for almost a thousand pounds a pair. Can you imagine how many fangirls want those shoes? And also, how much he’s getting from that in profits.
Fun Fact: Zayn has a lot of tattoos, we’re sure you’ve noticed. He’s got 53 tattoos to be exact and he spent over £7,000 on them. Also, he loves graffiti and he actually graffitis his homes. We wonder if that’ll make those properties go up or down in value.