Zayn Malik net worth: Zayn Malik is a British musician who has a net worth of $75 million. He is best known for being a part of the popular boy band One Direction. He has also enjoyed a highly successful solo career.
Early Life: Zayn Malik, also known as Zain Javadd Malik, was born to Yaser and Tricia Malik in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, on January 12, 1993 and grew up in East Bowling. He graduated from Tong High School in Bradford. His school years were less than ideal, as his mixed Pakistani and Irish/English often made him the recipient of jokes and unkind behavior. Although he grew up in an Islamic household, Zayn no longer identifies as Muslim. As a teenager, he took performing arts courses and appeared in multiple school productions. He started writing raps during high school. Before he began his music career, he had planned to become an English teacher.
One Direction: He auditioned for “The X Factor” because he was interested in the experience. He is a fan of rap and R&B, and cites Bruno Mars as one of his favorite artists. He was not chosen to advance as a solo artist while on “The X Factor”, but he was paired with four other musicians to form the boy band, One Direction. One Direction went on to become one of the most popular acts to ever be produced by a reality series.
Since forming in 2010, the group has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. As of this writing, the group has released five studio albums. Between June 2013 and June 2014, the group generated $75 million in revenue. Between June 2014 and 2015, the group generated $130 million in revenue. Their “Where We Are” Tour generated $282 million, which is the second-highest gross for a vocal group in history. Their band is owned by a corporation called 1D Media that was formed in 2010 and is owned equally by the five members.
Zayn Malik departed the group in 2015. The band went on hiatus in January 2016 and each member has subsequently pursued solo careers that have been surprisingly successful. All five members of One Direction have released solo songs that have charted in the Top 40 in the United States. They are one of the few examples of a group act where the individual artists found success outside of the group.
Solo Career: After his departure from One Direction in July 2015, Malik announced he had signed a recording deal with RCA records. He revealed that his new album would be named “Mind of Mine” on his first solo on-camera interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music’s Beats 1. “Pillowtalk,” the album’s lead single, was released in January 2016. The track debuted at No. 1 in several countries, including the U Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100. The single propelled Malik to No. 6 on the Billboard Artist 100 Chart. He held the highest first-day and weekly streams for a debut artist worldwide. The second official single off the album, “Like I Would,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. “Pillowtalk” was released in March 2016 and included tracks co-written by Malik and a team of professional songwriters. It reached No. 1 in several countries including the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., where he became the first British male solo artist to debut at No. 1 with his first album.
His next project came at the end of 2016 when he collaborated with Taylor Swift on a single called “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” for the soundtrack of the film “Fifty Shades Darker.” The track reached No. 2 in America, No. 5 in the UK, and No. 1 in Sweden.