Louis Tomlinson and the rest of One Direction are slated to make a whopping £611 million pounds ($998 million) in 2014, according to early estimates.
One Direction has been predicted to become the most successful band in the world, reported the Doncaster Free Press, which said that touring will be the most profitable aspect of the group.
The band members–Harry Styles, Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan–will perform 88 times in a world tour–“Where We Are.” They’ll perform three nights at the Rose Bowl in Southern California for three nights.
Tomlinson will also make his Doncaster Rovers debut against Rotherham United on Feb. 26.
Tracy Bawden, the Keepmoat Stadium ticketing officer, said that 2,000 tickets were sold in a few hours for his debut.
“The response has been absolutely fantastic. When we opened the phone lines at 9am we already had 150 people queueing,” she told The Star. “We have had people waiting outside the office and good online sales too.”
One Direction will also reportedly like to open a 1D Cafe chain for fans.
”The cafés will be very child friendly for younger fans and they’re sure to be stocked up with lots of 1D merchandise. It could become one of the group’s biggest money-spinners if it takes off. Everything linked to One Direction equates to success at the moment,” sources told The Daily Star.
The source continued: ”This could become the lads’ version of Planet Hollywood. That chain was backed by stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger when it launched in 1991.”