18. Zayn Malik- $48 Million
Sadly for Zayn Malik, he has not earned quite as much as his former One Direction bandmates. As he chose to leave the group in 2015, he lost out on a substantial amount of money he could have earned from touring with the group. However, he can’t be too sad about his decision as he still makes it onto a list of the richest celebrities under 30. When he began his solo career, he opted to concentrate on producing music in the genre of R&B rather than the pop songs performed by One Direction. He released his debut solo album ‘Mind of Mine’ in 2016. At the same time, he released the lead single from the album ‘Pillowtalk’. This led to him being the first male solo artist to have both a number one debut album and a number one debut single in both the United States and the UK. Malik has won many awards for his music. He also has a cameo role as himself in ‘Ocean’s Eight’, which is set for release in 2018.