One Direction Have Pocketed $100 Million… And An Extra $200 Million For Simon Cowell

One Direction have become a household name, not only in the UK, but worldwide – especially in America. The five boys, who were originally formed by Nicole Scherzinger when she appeared as a guest judge on X Factor UK in 2010, have reportedly earned $100 million throughout the two years, thanks to huge sponsorships, endorsement deals and more.

According to  Tom Bower‘s biography of Simon Cowell, the author explained how the boys revived Cowell’s record label by receiving a whopping total of $200 million through the success of One Direction, who have sold 5 million copies of their first album, Up All Night.

“One Direction were Cowell’s new Westlife – a revival of his mastery of the music business,” Bower wrote. “Nothing had been left to chance by Sony Music, with the band’s hit album Up All Night selling over five million copies.”

“The songs, publishing, discs, DVDs, merchandising and endorsements brought in huge profits, with the five members of the group together estimated to have earned nearly £100 million ($162 million). Naturally, Sony and Syco raked in much more.”

The boys who are going on tour next year – with already 100 dates confirmed will reportedly make the same amount of money in 2013 – if not more – seeing that fans are so eager to see them that most of the confirmed dates have already been sold out. Check out the list below for some of the dates announced:

  • June 13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
  • June 14 – Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
  • June 18 – Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
  • June 19 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
  • June 21 – Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
  • June 22 – Raleigh, NC PNC Arena (formerly RBC Arena)
  • June 23 – Washington, DC Verizon Center
  • June 26 – Boston, MA Comcast Center
  • June 28 – Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  • July 4 – Montreal, PQ Bell Center
  • July 6 – Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
  • July 8 – Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
  • July 9 – Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Center
  • July 12 – Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • July 13 – Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • July 18 – Minneapolis, MN Target Center
  • July 19 – Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
  • July 24 – Denver, CO Pepsi Center
  • July 25 – Salt Lake City, UT Maverick Center
  • July 27 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
  • July 28 – Seattle, WA KeyArena
  • July 31 – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
  • August 2 – Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • August 6 – San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
  • August 7 – Los Angeles, CA Staples Center


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