Being among the list of the youngest successful artists in America, Liam Payne has had an exemplary career in music since his debut. He is an international superstar who originally gained his fame by being a member of the famous boy band, One Direction. This piece digs into the net worth of Liam Payne in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The English singer and songwriter, Liam James Payne, was born on 29th August 1993 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands in England. His parents are Karen Payne who is a nursery nurse together with Geoff Payne who works as a fitter. He is the last born in a family of three, having two older sisters.
Liam was delivered three weeks before the due date which caused him to fall ill frequently. One of his kidneys was dysfunctional, and up to the age of four, he would go to the hospital to undergo several tests. His childhood was difficult as he had to bear 32 injections in the morning and evening in his arm to help him cope with the pain he was going through from being sickly.
Initially, Liam joined the Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club to pursue his running career as he was very active in sports and cross country running. He did not make it to the English National Team for the 2012 Olympic Games and was placed on the reserve list.
He finished 11 GCSEs at St Peter’s Collegiate School and proceeded to Wolverhampton College’s Paget Road campus where he studied music technology.
Cheryl Cole who is also a singer and Liam began dating in 2015. Two years later, the coupled welcomed a baby boy, Bear Grey Payne, in March 2017. However, the couple announced that they were going their separate ways on July 1st, 2018.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Liam Payne’s first experience in the show business was at the age of 12. At that time, he was part of the Pink Productions Theatre Company. He appeared as Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. Before that, he had performed during a Wolverhampton Wanderers football match which had an attendance of 26,000 people.
When he was 14 years, he auditioned for X-factor but was told to go back two years later when he was 16, which he did. He performed Cry Me a River at the Bootcamp round and bagged the approval of three of the judges. Simon, however, thought that it was one dimensional and under the suggestion of a guest judge, Nicole Scherzinger, he was paired with four other participants, and that is how One Direction came to be.
After getting third place, the show was over and One Direction signed with Simon’s label. They released five albums during their time together. One Direction made a record by becoming the first group to ever have all their five albums debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. Although the group was successful, the members, including Liam, have branched out to take on solo projects.
In 2018, Liam collaborated with Rita Ora to release the song For You which was the soundtrack for Fifty Shades Freed. He is also set to release his debut album on 14th September 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings
Since his launch to fame, Liam has garnered up a huge amount of wealth. His net worth is estimated to be about $65 million, which he has earned through his career in music by being in One Direction, his solo work, and his world tours.
At the young age of 25, Liam is on the road to leave a legacy as an iconic artist in both songwriting and performing. He has managed to expand his brand by making collaborations with names like Chris Brown. It is clear that the world is yet to experience in full what Liam is yet to offer.