Harry Styles rose to fame as a member of boy band One Direction, but in recent years the 25-year-old has broken away from his teen roots to forge a successful career of his own.
Styles was named Heat World’s third richest British celebrity with a net worth of £68 million (which equates to almost $86.5 million). Recently he put his money towards a new purchase, buying an $11.2 million mansion in London to replace his $3.6 million mansion. He sold his other home because of problems with a stalker who slept in his front lawn.
In 2017, Styles' hotly anticipated self-titled album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, featuring the hit singles “Sign Of Times” and “Kiwi.” Trading in polished pop songs for ones more reminiscent of ’70s British arena and classic rock, Styles’ newfound sound won over critics and fans as his supporting solo tour went on to sell nearly one million tickets. Fans finally got a teaser of what is to come from Styles’ next album with the release of 'Lights Up'.
Styles is set to release a follow up album to his debut solo record and while details have been thin on the ground, his close friend Stevie Nicks was given an early preview. She said to Rolling Stone, "It's not like his last album. It's not like anything One Direction ever did. It's pure Harry, as Harry would say. He's made a very different record and it's spectacular.“
Beyond his musical endeavours, Styles has also dabbled in acting - making his film debut in Christopher Nolan’s 2017 World War II drama Dunkirk.
While it was rumoured that he would be playing Prince Eric in a live-action remake of the classic The Little Mermaid, Styles said no to the Disney project.
He explained to The Face that him taking on Prince Eric had been “discussed”, but he ultimately turned down the role. He said, “I want to put music out and focus on that for a while...But everyone involved in it was amazing, so I think it’s going to be great. I’ll enjoy watching it for sure.”
Another casting rumour that Styles touched on was that he had auditioned for and been rejected for the role of Elvis Presley in an upcoming biopic. He said to The Face, “I feel like if I’m not the right person for the thing, then it’s best for both of us that I don’t do it, you know? [Elvis] was such an icon for me growing up. There was something almost sacred about him, almost like I didn’t want to touch him.”
He continued, “Then I ended up getting into [his life] a bit and I wasn’t disappointed.”
The Carrie Diaries' Austin Butler, who is currently dating Vanessa Hudgens, ended up landing the role instead.
The "Sweet Creature" singer is lauded for his fashion choices. He landed his second Gucci campaign for the Cruise 2019 Men’s Tailoring collection. Gucci isn’t the only sartorial powerhouse to have come knocking at his door, as Styles was the co-chair for the 2019 Met Gala alongside Anna Wintour, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga and Gucci designer Alessandro Michele.
He was executive producer on a short-lived CBS show called Happy Together. The show, which was canceled after just one season, was based loosely on his early One Direction days which saw him crash on his filmmaker friend’s couch for months despite his massive paycheck and celebrity status.
All of this success and the devotion of his fans converted to a pretty healthy bank balance - but how does it all break down?
What is Harry Styles’ net worth?
The numbers make sense, considering the 24-year-old singer’s debut album was a mainstream success. Billboard reported that the album topped the charts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the first week alone. Even better, 193,000 of those units were in traditional album sales, earning Styles the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first full-length album since 1991.
While touring is the most lucrative income for musicians, Styles has used the opportunity to help others. Not only did his massive 90-show world tour sell nearly one million tickets, with the first leg of the tour selling out in 29 seconds, but it also raised $1.2 million in charity donations.
Styles recently spoke to Rolling Stone about how the tour for his debut solo album had “changed me emotionally”, saying that it had helped him be “more accepting of myself”.
He told the magazine, “The tour, that affected me deeply. It really changed me emotionally. Having people come to sing the songs. For me the tour was the biggest thing in terms of being more accepting of myself, I think. I kept thinking, 'Oh wow, they really want me to be myself. And be out and do it’.”
How much did Harry Styles earn from One Direction?
Right before One Direction announced their split, Forbes declared the band to be the highest paid celebrities under 30 in 2015. They collectively earned $130 million that year, beating out superstars Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga respectively.
And back in 2014, One Direction was reportedly walking away with $280k per day.
Did Harry earn more than his One Direction bandmates?
While each 1D member cultivated their own loyal fanbase that followed them on their solo ventures, Styles has reportedly earned the most.
This past October, Styles (once again) was named one of the richest celebrities under 30 in 2018, joining the ranks of Adele and Ed Sheeran.
It was determined that Styles was the richest One Direction member with his approximate $75 million net worth. He was followed by Niall Horan ($58 million), Louis Tomlinson ($56 million), Liam Payne ($55 million) and, perhaps surprisingly, Zayn Malik coming in last with $47 million.
Horan, Payne, and Malik have all released their own solo work, while Tomlinson has released a few singles and carved out a TV career as a judge on The X-Factor - though he's hinted that there's more music to come.
Where else has his money come from?
Outside of releasing music and touring, Styles earned money for his acting role in the war drama Dunkirk. It was one of the top-grossing box-office films of 2017, grossing $500 million worldwide. While many were skeptical of Nolan’s decision to cast the inexperienced singer, the director defended his decision and compared it to casting Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.
“When I cast Heath Ledger as the Joker it raised a lot of eyebrows and caused a lot of comment,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I have to trust my instincts, and Harry was perfect for this part. He pulled it off with incredible grace and reality.”
Outside of his signature red carpet style of playfully printed suits, Styles has courted the attention of the fashion world. The singer has fronted two menswear campaigns for Gucci (autumn/winter 2018 and Cruise 2019), with both becoming social media sensations thanks to his co-stars that included dogs, chickens, and pigs.
Styles also co-founded the company HSA Publishing Ltd. back in 2014, alongside Irish accountant Alan McEvoy.
How many properties does Harry Styles own?
Like most jet-setting celebrities, Styles has snapped up homes in New York, London and LA. Back in 2012, he purchased a $3 million four-bedroom bachelor pad in London that was dubbed a "Party Palace" by the press.
In 2017, Styles reportedly bought an $8 million condo in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood in the same building that houses celebrities including Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lawrence.
When Styles began to split most of his time between New York and London, the singer decided to put his LA Sunset Strip mansion on the market for $8.45 million in May 2017, though he shaved a cool million off (plus a little more) a year and a half later when it didn't sell. He's currently listing the home for $7.495 million.