Zain Javadd Malik, known to the world as just Zayn, is an English singer and songwriter. He is famous for being one of the members of the erstwhile British boyband One Direction. Let’s find out more about how much is Zayn Malik’s net worth in 2018.
Zayn Malik Early Life
Zain was born on the 12th of January in 1993 in the city of Bradford, West Yorkshire to Yaser and Tricia Brannan Malik. His father is a British Pakistani, and his mother is of Irish descent. Zayn has 3 sisters namely Doniya, Waliyha, and Safaa.
He went to Lower Fields Primary School and Tong High School. He had initially contemplated a career as an English teacher before appearing on X Factor.
In 2012, Zain Malik dated Perrie Edwards of Little Mix. They were engaged as well, but they broke it off by 2013.
He has been dating model Gigi Hadid since 2015. She appeared on his video for “Pillowtalk,” and they are the third couple that Vogue has featured on its cover page.
Zain is also the official ambassador for British Asian Trust which aims to help disadvantaged people residing in South Asia.
Zayn Malik Career
In 2010, Zain had auditioned for X Factor. He did qualify for the competition but was soon eliminated. However, he was brought back into a group consisting of fellow contestants, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson. Together, they finished third. They were signed by Simon Cowell into Syco Records. They eventually formed the hit boyband One Direction. In America, they signed a deal with Columbus Records.
One Direction’s debut album, Up All Night, was released in 2011. Songs like “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Gotta Be You” and “One Thing” became commercial hits both in the US and UK.
In 2012, they released their second studio album titled, Take Me Home. The song, “Live while we’re young” from this album became their highest peaking song in numerous countries.
Their third studio album, Midnight Memories was also a commercial success.
He left One Direction in 2015 and signed a new deal with RCA Records.
His first single, “Pillowtalk”, from his solo debut album, Mind of Mine, charted number one in both the US and the UK. The album was eventually released in March 2016 and debuted in the number one position in multiple countries.
In 2017, he released the singles, “Still Got Time” and “Dusk till Dawn” which were well received by the masses.
Malik also has his own shoe line with Giuseppe Zanotti.
He was also featured in the Versace Spring Campaign in 2017.
Malik was also hired as creative head of a joint venture between himself and Versace, titled Zayn x Versus.
Awards and Achievements
In 2015, he won the Asian Award for outstanding contribution to music.
He is also the recipient of two Teen Choice Awards in 2016.
He received a BMI London award consecutively in 2016 and 2017.
Malik also won the iHeart Music Award in 2016.
In 2017, he won a Billboard Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award and an MTV Europe Music Award.
Net Worth of Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik’s net worth is around $65 million. His revenue comes from his career as a singer as well as his brand endorsements.
Zain became a teenage sensation by virtue of his career in One Direction. They boyband was much loved by audiences around the world, and their dissolution caused much heartbreak among their immense fan base. However, the world has moved on from their break up because the individuals have established successful careers for themselves. Zain especially is the creator of hit singles. His high profile relationship with Gigi has also contributed to his fame and popularity.