How much is Harry Styles worth?
|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
|Date of Birth:||February 1, 1994|
Who Is Harry Styles
Harry Styles is a singer and actor who grew up in a small town close to Manchester, England. He first gained notoriety by joining the music group One Direction on the music competition show, The X Factor, and seemingly became world famous over night. With several hit singles and millions of record sales with the boy band, Style made a name for himself as a solo artist, releasing one of the biggest hits of the decade, “Watermelon Sugar”, and dove in to acting in the blockbuster war movie, Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan. Styles is currently one of the most listened to artists in the world with over 45 million monthly Spotify listeners.
Harry Styles has a net worth of $80 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Harry Styles Get So Rich?
When One Direction were still together, rumor had it that they each flew in their own jets to each concert, preferring not to spend their time in the sky together. Whether that was true or not, they could definitely afford it, especially Styles, as the expense of a private jet is no more expensive to him than what the price of a foot-long sub is to the average person. With the band, all of One Direction’s albums peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, and sold a combined 20 million copies. The Where We Are Tour, which was in support of the album Midnight Memories, is the highest grossing tour for a vocal group of all time, grossing $290 million.
Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” is the biggest hit of 2020, and though Styles probably didn’t expect it to soundtrack pandemics, riots, race wars, and forest fires, what with it’s upbeat vacation vibe, being stuck indoors sure did wonders for the song’s streaming numbers on Spotify and other Platforms. The song has over 600 million plays on Spotify and counting. Many of Styles other songs also have over 500 million plays on the platform.
Why Is He So Famous?
One Direction never started as a band when the members auditioned on The X Factor UK, as each member went to audition as a solo artist. Simon Cowell didn’t believe any of them were great singers on their own, but he had the foresight and the business mind to group them together. What became was a cash cow made up of five good looking and charming British lads who could wow the socks off anybody. Because of this, they gained a fan base so big that no other band has had since The Beatles.
Bad memories might have people believe that One Direction were the stars and landslide winners of The X Factor UK, but the pop group never actually won. They lost to Matt Cardle, who faded in to obscurity almost immediately after releasing his debut album, while One Direction put out albums on an annual basis and singlehandedly kept physical media stores open by selling millions of posters and other merchandise of the band. These stores became One Direction shrines, and there was one in every mall in America.
To commemorate their success, the band released a 3D documentary movie, One Direction: This Is Us, in 2013, and it was surprisingly directed by the celebrated documentarian Morgan Spurlock. The movie made almost $70 million from a $10 million budget. Now the boy band has disbanded, Styles has come in to his own as a solo artist. Every former member of One Direction has also released at least two solo albums, but none of them came close to the insane numbers that Styles’ two solo albums did.
But Styles doesn’t only sing, as he had a major role in the Christopher Nolan war movie, Dunkirk. Though Nolan picks his collaborations carefully, rarely stepping outside of his comfort zone and working with the same set of actors, such as Cillian Murphy and Christian Bale, the risk paid off as Styles perfectly captures what it’s like to be a young man in the middle of a war he’s trying to escape. It’s likely that Nolan cast Styles in a bid to boost the box office take by getting fans of Styles music to watch the film, as those people wouldn’t ordinarily pay to see a war movie. Though Nolan insists that he wasn’t aware of how famous Styles was when he cast the musician, Styles was a big reason why the movie made more than half a billion dollars worldwide.
What Makes Styles So Successful?
Styles is tearing down archetypes in pop music and setting new trends. His dress sense is one that is strange and outgoing, and whether he dresses himself or if he has a stylist, it works well with audiences. The lavish pink top in front of a fish-eye lens on the Fine Line cover has instantly become iconic. Where his peers, including his former 1D partners in crime, dress all in black and gaze in to the camera on album covers looking almost morbid, Styles expresses himself with crazy outfits, dance moves, and charisma, which is what sets him a part from every other male singer in the charts.
As a solo artist, Styles has veered away from pop music just enough to distance himself from One Direction and be respected for his own sound. He has managed to create his own little corner of the pop spectrum by creating extremely glossy pop-rock music, as “Kiwi” has a classic 70s punk sheen, and “Sign Of The Times” is the sound of arena rock not too different to U2’s older work. The latter was even named the best song of 2017 by Rolling Stone. The musician also isn’t too shy to pick up an acoustic guitar and smash out an intimate love song or two that gives Ed Sheeran a run for his money.
Thanks to his charisma and flare that hasn’t been seen in a male singer for years, and producing some of the finest pop music on the radio today, Harry Styles has a net worth of $80 million, and is by far the richest of the One Direction members. Styles is planning on going on a world tour to promote his most recent album, Fine Line, naming it Love On Tour, a play on the name of his first tour, Live On Tour. The tour will last for over a year and consist of over 85 dates!