Harry Styles is an English singer, actor, and songwriter. The former ‘One-Direction’ singer has an impeccable solo music career, with his fourth single ‘Watermelon Sugar’ topping the US Billboard Hot 100 list.
The Grammy and BRIT Awards winner singer is known for his soulful singing and flamboyant fashion. Did you know that he has a net-worth of $80 million? Let’s learn more about the same and his career below.
Early life, education, and family
Harry Edward Styles, the English singer, was born on February 1st, 1994 in the town of Redditch, Worcestershire, England. He later moved to the small village of Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, with his family and was raised there.
His mother, Anne Twist, and father, Desmond Styles, divorced when Styles was seven. He also has an elder sister, Gemma. His mother remarried, and from her second marriage, Styles has an older step-brother and a step-sister.
He went to ‘Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School’ and was part of a band ‘White Eskimo.’ He was the lead singer in the band, winning many accolades like the ‘Local Battle of the Bands competition.’ He terms his childhood as great as his parents supported every endeavour of his.
Career: Early career, One-direction, Solo career, and upcoming projects
The beginning of his successful career started on ‘The X-Factor’ where he auditioned on the song ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonders as a solo contestant. He made it to Bootcamp, but could not progress further. He and the other four contestants in the same boat were brought back to form a band in 2010 in the group category. The group included Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson, and together they formed the famous band ‘One Direction’ (Name suggested by Styles). Due to their impressive singing skills and popularity, they reached the final of ‘The X-Factor’ to finish in third place.
‘One Direction’- Breakthrough
The band ‘One Direction’ was the breakthrough for all five of these singers, and they landed a deal with Syco Records label in 2012. Later that year, they released their album containing three tracks, which helped them reach number one in America. The other four albums of the band also opened to number one in the UK.
All four of their initial albums were on the top of the Billboard 200 list, a feat that they managed to accomplish after 58-years. The group as a band took home multiple awards. Yet, they went on a hiatus in 2016, to not overwhelm the public and never came together again.
Harry Styles’s career as a solo artist
Following the breakup of ‘One Direction’, Styles signed a contract with ‘Columbia Records’ in 2017 while also launching a record label owned by him ‘Erskine Records.’ His first solo album came in 2017, ‘Sign of the Times.’ The song was a massive hit, and opened in the UK at number one spot and four on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’
- He later released his debut album in May 2017.
- In September 2017, he went on his first concert tour. He continued to do concerts and release songs after this.
His career doesn’t stop at singing or songwriting. He also hosted several TV shows replacing the main host for an episode or two. In 2018, he started modelling for Gucci, the Italian fashion house. He did several commercials and campaigns for the brand.
In 2017, he made his acting debut with Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk.’ The war drama saw him playing the role of young soldier Alex, receiving tons of praise for his portrayal. After that, he also played the role of Eros/Starfox (Thanos’s brother) in the post-credit scenes of Marvel’s ‘Eternals.’
Harry Styles released the lead single from his third studio album ‘Harry’s House’ which was released on April 1st, 2022. The single ‘As It Was’ received tons of love. His upcoming projects involve:
- Headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in late April 2022.
- Release of ‘Harry’s House’ on May 20th.
- He is also working as an actor in ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, a psychological thriller.
- He also has ‘My Policeman’ in his hands, where he will play the lead role.
Treat People with Kindness- A start by Harry Styles
Harry, who believes in equality for all and mental health came up with ‘Treat People with Kindness’ or TPWK. It’s a slogan that he uses to promote love, kindness to others, and acceptance. He first used this slogan on his debut tour (merchandise, guitar, and Pride T-shirts). He uses it to raise money for charity and also to remind people to be kind.
Also, on World Mental Health Day, he came up with a website bot ‘Do you Know Who You Are?’ It gives people random positive messages ending with ‘TPWK’. Love. H. It’s his way to make people happy and be a part of their life.
He also supports multiple charities and is an active supporter of LBGTQ rights, amongst other things.
Harry Styles: Net-Worth and Assets
The One Direction star has a whopping net worth of $ 80 million. When part of One Direction, he earned fame and money both. And after it dissolved, his solo music career was a success as well. His whopping net-worth is the result of his singing career which also includes song-writing. Furthermore, he is also expanding his skills to work as an actor and will be seen in more movies in the future.
He maintains two homes in London and also has a loft in Manhattan in New York City. He also had a home in Los Angeles, but sold it later, adding to his net worth.
Harry Styles: Personal life, dating history, and more
He is spiritual and believes in Karma. When asked about his sexuality, he said that he is straight, though, people term him as gay or bisexual on basis of his dressing sense. However, he dresses like that because he loves to and it has nothing to do with his sexuality. He also says that he doesn’t feel the need to identify to one sexual identity.
- He had a short-term relationship with Caroline Flack in 2010
- After that, he also dated Taylor Swift, but the relationship didn’t last long
- He also dated model Kendel Jenner. However, they broke up but still remained close friends.
These are the confirmed relationships of Harry Styles.
Social Media Accounts of Harry Styles
Though he does not post regularly, he is active on both Instagram and Twitter.
Instagram: Harry Styles has 43.6 million followers on Instagram. He shares multiple photos from his tour and concerts.
Twitter: He has 37.5 million followers on Twitter.
|Full Name||Harry Edward Styles|
|Birth Place||Redditch, Worcestershire, England|
|Birth Date||1st February, 1994|
|Profession||Singer, actor and song-writer|
|Partner||Single (as of March 2022)|
|Social media accounts||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harrystyles/?hl=en|
|Net worth||$80 million (April 2022)|
Trivia about Harry Styles
- Harry Styles approximately has over 40 tattoos. Also, a report says that one of the tattoos matches one that Ed Sheeran has.
- Harry came up with the name ‘One Direction.’ Though, he admits it doesn’t have a particular meaning.
- Shania Twain had a great influence on Harry to be a singer.
- He has hosted one episode of the talk show, ‘Saturday Night Live.’
- He is also a songwriter and has written songs for multiple artists, including ‘Arinna Grande.’
- His favourite romantic movie of all time is ‘The Notebook.’
- He became an avid reader after one of his dates gave him some books to read. He figured if he didn’t read the book, his date would consider him dumb.
Harry Styles, is a house of talents and will surely enjoy more recognition and massive net worth in the future.
Frequently asked questions about Harry Styles
Do Harry Styles play sports?
In his spare time, he loves to play badminton and tennis to stay fit.
Is Harry Styles vegan?
No, he is not a vegan. However, he does follow a pescatarian diet.
Was Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’?
Yes, he played the role of a young soldier. It was a small role but earned him critical praise.