Zayn Malik Net Worth 2018: How Much Is Zayn Worth Right Now?

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With his separation from One Direction, the release of his new album, Mind of Mine, and his new supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid, there is no arguing that Zayn Malik is one of the biggest celebrities in the industry.

Now a solo artist, Malik has turned up the heat and turned up his fortune. But how much is the pop star really worth?

Zayn Net Worth as of 2018: $40 million

Imagine being 23 years old and worth $40 million after a six-year singing career. To understand how all of this is possible, let’s start with a breakdown of Zayn’s earnings throughout the years.

2010 – 2012

The singer and songwriter now known solely as Zayn began his career in 2010 when he auditioned as a solo artist for Britain’s reality show The X-Factor. This led to the formation of the band One Direction the day after he auditioned.

After the immediate signing of One Direction by Simon Cowell’s Syco music label  for £2 million in 2010, the group released their first single, “What Makes You Beautiful.” The song was aired in the U.K. in September 2011 and immediately topped the charts.

With the help of the popular single, their debut album “Up All Night” was a best seller in both the U.K. and the U.S. when it was released in November 2011. It sold over 176 thousand copies within the first week in the U.S and became and international success topping the charts in sixteen different countries. The band was signed with Columbia Records in North America in 2011, but it didn’t stop there.

2012 – 2013

By December 2012, the album sold over 4.5 million copies. Zayn did his first three-leg tour with the group, performing 60 shows total in Europe, Australia, and the U.S.

He quickly picked up a bad boy reputation due to his many tattoos, spiked hair, and edgy style — girls around the world were immediately hooked.

Wasting little to no time, One Direction released their second studio album, Take Me Home, in 2012. Zayn joined the band on their second headlining tour in 2013, which reportedly earned $114 million in box office sales.

That same year the boys also starred in their first feature film, This Is Us. The documentary owned the Labor Day Weekend box office in the U.S. grossing more than $15 million in three days. The movie reportedly earned $67 million worldwide during its time in the theaters.

On November 25, Zayn and the rest of One Direction announced the release of their third album, Midnight Memories. The album, which is known to be “slightly rockier” than the previous ones quickly debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. This made One Direction the first group in history to debut at number one in the U.S. with their first three albums.


To promote the album, the band hit the road again in 2014 on the Where We Are Tour performing 16 shows and becoming the first touring artist in 2014 to break over $200 million in ticket sales. The tour reportedly earned over $290 million.

During two shows in Milan, the boys filmed their second documentary film, One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film, which was available in theaters only on October 11 and 12. The movie allegedly made a record-breaking $15 million worldwide, including $3.4 million in domestic sales.

But One Direction’s music did not stop there, the band announced that they were working on their fourth studio album in April 2014 and would be released the following November. The album, Four, included the two singles “Steal My Girl” and “Night Changes.” Of course, they couldn’t release a new album without a promotional tour to go with it.

2015 – 2016

The On The Road Again Tour began in February of 2015. But this time, something was different.

On March 25, 2015, Zayn announced his decision to leave the band via the group’s official Facebook page. His last performance with the tour was on March 18, six days prior to his official announcement. But this was not the end of Zayn Malik’s career.

Even with all of the speculation of a possible solo career, it was not until July 29 where Zayn officially announced the launch of his solo career and contract with RCA Records. He announced the release date for his first single, “PillowTalk,” as January 29, 2016. The single quickly made it onto the Billboard Top 100 Chart at No.1.

Exactly one year later, Zayn released his first solo album, Mind of Mine, which topped the Billboard Top 200 chart the first week of eligibility. The album also sold 157,000 copies and made Zayn the first male U.K. solo artist to debut at No. 1 on the chart with his first album.

All of his past success lead him to a net worth of $40 million. But it does not seem like Zayn will be slowing down anytime soon. We wonder what Zayn will do next to increase his fame and fortune.


Near the end of 2016, Zayn released a collaboration with Taylor Swift titled “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”. It was featured for the film Fifty Shades Darker, which was released February 14, 2017. He currently has no tours planned yet for 2017, which might affect the state of his current net worth.

Zayn was nominated for a number of awards for 2017. He was nominated for Favorite Breakout Artist and Favorite song during the People’s Choice Awards. He was also nominated for British Single of the Year and British Video during the Brit Awards.


Rumors are spreading that Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez are all set to collaborate for Aladdin.

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