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Worth 2015 €31 m (29.17%)
Worth 2014 €24 m
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Twenty-one-year-old Mullingar man Horan is one of the five members of the One Direction global pop sensation. The money is rolling in from album sales, tours and merchandise. Forbes magazine estimated that the band members shared €65.9m in earnings last year alone. In 2014, the band made history becoming the first act in the Billboard 200 chart’s 58-year history to see their first four albums debut at the list’s top slot.
The band has sold more than 50m records but the big cheques come from touring and they’ve played live to 7.5m people. The On The Road Again tour will see the band circumnavigate the world again this year and it’s tipped to be the first ever world tour to generate more than $1bn. Horan has spread the wealth. “I paid off my mum’s mortgage,” he said “We’ve all got houses in London.”