Our minds are BLOWN!
We knew One Direction was the baddest thing since beer-battered cod, but we had no idea they were worth so much money!!!!
Number-munching economists who also dabble in boy bands — that's a Venn diagram we'd love to see — suggest the boys are on pace generate over a billion dollars in revenue by the end of their 2014 tour!!!
You read that right: 1D is on track to be worth $1B!
Wowzers!! Liam Payne? More like Liam Payin'-for-the-whole-tab-’cause-he-can-afford-it, LOLz!!
The fab five is totes adorable and supremely talented, but how are they making more cheese than Switzerland?!
First and foremost, they're putting asses in seats — over half of the band's revenue comes from selling concert tickets!
Record sales are helping, too! The boys are pushing out chart-topping hits faster than old people push out prune juice!
And there is also $$$ from movie tickets, DVDs, & other misc merch!
From third place on the X Factor to first place in our hearts and a billion buckaroonies, 1D has come a long way in a few short years!!!
It's absolutely AH-Mazing!
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