Zayn Malik Net Worth $50 million
Zayn Malik salary $10,000,000
Zayn Malik Net Worth: How rich is Zayn Malik? & How much money is Zayn Malik worth? Time to find out!
Zayn Malik is a British singer and songwriter and his current net worth is $50 million.
Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, he is the son of Yeser Malik, a British Pakistani, and Tricia Brannan Malik, he also has one older sister, and two younger sisters.
Growing up in a working class family and neighborhood, in East Bowling, he went to Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School in Bradford.
According to him, he started paying attention to what he looks like after moving school at the age of 12. As a teenager, he took performing arts lessons and appeared in school productions.
While in school, he started writing raps, after he grew up listening to his father’s urban music records. His first performance on stage came when singer Jay Sean visited his school.
During the same period, he also took boxing lessons which lasted until he turned 17 years old.
Before he became a music artist, he intended to pursue a career as an English teacher.
How did Zayn Malik get famous?
At 17 he auditioned for the seventh series of reality-television competition The X Factor. For his audition Zayn sang Let Me Love You, by Mario, and received three yeses into the next round.
Before the final round of the competition he was eliminated but judges Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell group him with other four competitors. Together with Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson they formed a new act called One Direction.
The group gained popularity in the UK quickly and soon they finished in third place. After the show ended, Simon Cowell signed them to Syco Records. Then, they signed in North America with Columbia Records.
In 2011, after the release of the licensed book by One Direction, the group performed for 500,000 people throughout the UK as part of the X Factor Live Tour.
The same year they released their debut studio album, Up All Night, which topped the charts in 16 countries.
The following year they released their second album, Take me Home, which sold over 540,000 copies in its first week in the US.
One Direction’s next album, their third, Midnight Memories, became a commercial success as well.
With their fourth album, 2014’s Four, they extended the record to four consecutive number-one albums.
One Direction has sold more than 50 million records globally and 6.49 million albums, as of March 2015. The same year, Malik quit the group because he wanted to live as a normal teenager out of the spotlight.
After his departure from One Direction, he alluded to the potential of a solo career, and has released his first solo album in 2016.
How does Zayn Malik make money?
Since his departure he has worked with various recording artists such as Naughty Boy, Mic Righteous, among others.
In 2016 he released his first solo album, Mind of Mine, after the release of the singles, which included songs co-written by Malik and a team of professional songwriters. The album’s lead single Pillowtalk debuted at #1 in several countries, including the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100.
The single’s performance boosted him to #6 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, making him the first British male artist to debut at number one in both the UK and US with a debut single and debut album.
The album has received generally positive reviews from music critics, with praise directed towards Malik’s new musical direction, his vocals, and the album’s music production.
The promotional tour for Mind of Mind included his second solo appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performances on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater and at the 3rd iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Also in 2016, he has released a single together with Taylor Swift, called I Don’t Wanna Live Forever, for the soundtrack of the film Fifty Shades Darker (2017).
In 2017, he released the single Still Got Time, in collaboration with PartyNextDoor.
Apart from his music career, he has also filmed a cameo for the film Ocean’s Eight, released in 2017.
He released a shoe line in collaboration with Italian footwear designer Giuseppe Zanotti.
The Giuseppe for Zayn capsule collection featured four shoe styles- two boots and two sneakers. Released on February 2017 the Versus (Versace) Spring Summer 2017 campaign featured Malik and model Adwoah Aboah.
Malik is the recipient of several accolades, including an American Music Award and a Billboard Music Award.