Liam Payne has been able to carve a niche for himself in the entertainment industry in just a few years of taking the stage. Initially catching up with fame on The X Factor, Payne has gone on to establish himself as one of the contemporary singers, songwriters, and music producers the world can reckon with. Liam’s height of success obviously reflects in his net worth. The American musician has been gathering his wealth since his days with the famed boy band, One Direction. Read on to find out all you need to know about Liam Payne’s net worth and what he has been up to.
What Is Liam Payne’s Net Worth?
Liam Payne’s net worth is estimated at $60 million. He mainly earned his wealth from his career in music. Let’s have a look at how he has built his net worth through the years.
Born on August 29, 1993, in Wolverhampton, England, Liam Payne had his first taste of the entertainment industry at twelve when he was a member of the Pink Productions Theatre Company. As part of the group, Payne had the opportunity to star in a theater production of Saturday Night Fever as well as other stage performances. At 14, he auditioned for the fifth season of the popular TV singing contest, The X Factor. That was in 2008 and Payne did not make it to the finals as he lost out at the judges’ house stage.
One Direction and Financial Boom
In 2010, Liam returned to The X Factor, auditioning for the seventh season. His outstanding performance at the auditioning stage earned him a spot in a five-member boy band who were to compete in the show’s group category. Fortunately, they finished third. Thereafter, the quintet took up the stage name, “One Direction”, gaining widespread popularity across the UK and beyond.
Liam Payne was a very prominent member of the band, serving as a major vocalist and songwriter. This also meant a handsome share of the group’s income which contributed significantly to his net worth. Earning heavily from their albums, tours, royalties, and what have you, Liam Payne’s net worth rose to millions of pounds in just a few years.
Who Is The Richest Member of One Direction?
In the years that followed, One Direction witnessed great success and an accompanying financial boom which directly affected the net worth of its members. Their albums, singles, and tours became a very big deal, grossing hundreds of millions of dollars internationally. It was reported that the band made an annual income of up to $130 million. One Direction authored five best-selling books and produced a documentary concert film, One Direction: This Is Us (2013). The film reportedly grossed almost $70 million via Home Box Office.
Liam Payne’s net worth of $60 million, however, is the lowest of all the five members of One Direction. Before him is Zayn Malik who has a net worth of $65 million. Then, there are Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson; they have a net value of $70 million each. So, the richest One Direction member is Harry Styles whose net worth stands at $75 million.
What Is Liam Payne Up To Now?
One Direction went on an indefinite hiatus following the release of their fifth album, Made in the A.M. in November 2015. Following this, Liam Payne carried on with his music career as a solo artist, working as both singer-songwriter and music producer. In the initial years of his solo career, Payne mostly produced remixes of other musicians’ songs. He also collaborated with several musicians to release many projects while also writing songs for others. Prominent among the artists he worked with are Cheryl Cole, Juicy J, and Jamie Scott.
Later in October 2016, Liam Payne signed with Republic Records. He subsequently released his first solo single, “Strip That Down” in May 2017. Payne in August 2018 came up with his debut EP, First Time. He later released several other singles from his debut solo album, LP1.
In addition to producing music, Liam continues to serve as the director of Hampton Music Limited which he created in 2014. He equally serves as one of the directors at One Mode Productions Limited. In 2018, he served as a guest judge on The X Factor. Should he maintain his current career progress, Liam Payne’s net worth is sure to grow in the years to come.