Louis Tomlinson is a popular English singer, once a member of the singing group One Direction, and now a solo artist. But what is Louis Tomlinson’s net worth? Well, here’s everything you need to know.
Louis Tomlinson, who is also known as Louis Troy Austin, was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Unfortunately, his parents split when he was just a toddler, and he went on to take his step- Father Mark Tomlinson’s last name. Tomlinson has six siblings.
Throughout his teenage years, Tomlinson worked odd jobs to sustain himself. He also performed in various musicals and did some small roles on TV. He went on to take acting lessons in Barnsley, England and ultimately decided to give it a shot at the X Factor UK. Sadly, he didn’t make it through the cut in the Boys’ Division but on Judge Nicole Scherzinger’s recommendation, he was invited to audition as a group with other solo artists who didn’t make the cut.
There, he met fellow competitors and ex-bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles. The singers named their group One Direction and together prepared for the final audition’s round. He is the eldest, followed by Zayn Malik in the group. They came third on the show, however, were signed upon by Simon Cowells’ label Syco in a reportedly heavy £2 million contract.
Time With The Band
One Direction from hereon went on to become the most popular act to be ever produced by a reality series. Since their debut in 2010, they have sold over 20 million albums around the globe. They also have 5 successful studio albums under their belts, and their tour “Where We Are” generated around 282 million USD. They also achieved several accolades, including BRIT Awards, American Music Awards, and even MTV Video Music Awards. In 2015, Zayn Malik left the band to pursue a solo career, and in 2016 the band went on a planned hiatus with each members’ having a successful solo career.
Tomlinson’s solo career was also very successful after he released “Back to You”, featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals in July 2017. It was No. 8 on the UK singles chart and No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, which was a mean achievement for him.
In October 2017, he released “Just Like You,” and in July 2018, Tomlinson was one of the judges’ of the X Factor alongside Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams, and Ayda Field. In 2019 , Louis partnered with Arista Records and in the same year also announced his world tour for over five months in 20 different countries.
In 2020, he released his solo album “Walls”, which debuted at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 9 on the Billboards. He was also set for a tour; however, owing to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, his tour days are rescheduled for 2021. He used the time to start working on his new album.
Louis is also known to be very generous with his fans. He regularly tweets and posts and keeps them updated with happenings in his life. Moreover, he also sent a gift hamper to one of his loyal younger fans. He also encourages his fans and well-wishers to generously donate to the Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK.
Overall, between his solo tours, albums and hits and his time with One Direction, Louis Tomlinson has amassed a hefty net worth of $70 million!