One Direction is ranked at No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 list of the world’s highest-paid musicians.
One Direction is ranked at No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 list of the world’s highest-paid musicians. According to Forbes, One Direction made $75 million (before taxes). Forbes explained how the list was compiled: “To form this year’s list, we considered income from touring, recorded music, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures. Management, agent and lawyer fees were not deducted. Earnings were calculated from June 2013 to June 2014 and based on data from Pollstar, the RIAA and Nielsen, and on interviews with managers, lawyers, executives and some artists themselves.”
After taxes, management, agent and lawyer fees, that’s about $5 million each. Nothing to sneeze at, but Zayn was right, not as many zeroes on the account as people like to think.