Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson placed 16 on Sunday Times Young Rich List

Doncaster pop icon Lous Tomlinson has been named in the list of the richest young people in the UK.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 7:28 am

Louis, who was brought up in Bessacarr and attended both Hayfield and Hall Cross schools before finding fame with the pop group One Direction on the X Facror television show, is placed 16th on the Sunday Tmes’ Young Rich List.

The compilers of the list describe Walls, his debut album as a success last year, and it states him to be worth a net £45m, the same figure 2020

Of Louis, it said: “Still only 29, Tomlinson became part of history in March when he was included in a timeline at the new Danum Museum in his hometown of Doncaster. “How could we not mention him?” said a tweet from the local council.

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One Direction boy band member Louis Tomlinson meets fans outside the Trax FM studio in Doncaster.
One Direction boy band member Louis Tomlinson meets fans outside the Trax FM studio in Doncaster.

"The former One Direction star scored a success with his debut album, Walls, last year and is due to restart a tour postponed by the pandemic. He has gigs planned in Mexico, Australia and Europe, including in London in September. A streamed concert last December that sold 160,000 tickets raised more than £2 million for charities, including the food poverty.”

One Direction hit the big time in 2010 after competing on The X Factor, with the Free Press capaigning in support of them when they reached the final.

But they have not worked together as a group since 2015, although they have never announced a break up. Zayn Malik left the band five months before they announced a hiatus after five albums ad four world tours.

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