One Direction rack up record €48.64m profits
Published 12/11/2015 | 22:41
One Direction increased its profits by more than ten times last year, racking up more than £45m (€48.64m) before tax.
The former X Factor contestants, who are due to take a break from performing at the end of the year, saw sales double to £73.7m (€79.66) last year, according to accounts lodged at Companies House.
The band paid £10.46m (€11.31m) in tax, meaning each of the five singers - including Zayn Malik who left the band this year - took home £6.98m (€7.54m) in 2014.
The tax bill included overseas duties, and compares to just £1.1m (€1.19) in UK corporation tax paid in 2013.
The accounts, filed under the name 1D Media Limited, were signed off by the band's oldest member and director, 22-year-old Liam Payne. They were audited by Grant Thorton.
Current band members Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Niall Horan, announced they would take a break from touring and pursue solo careers from March 2016.