|Net Worth:||$210 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Singer, Song-writer, Record Producer, Actor|
|Born:||February 17, 1991|
|Birth Name:||Edward Christopher Sheeran|
Ed Sheeran is an English singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is one of the most successful singer in the music industry that released multiple songs and albums that topped most in charts. Sheeran also sold more than 150 million records nationwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.
Ed Sheeran's Early Life
Edward Christopher Sheeran professionally known as Ed Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England. He grew up in Birchcliffe Road in Hebden Bridge. His parents, John and Imogen are from London and ran an Independent Art Consultancy named Sheeran Lock.
Ed Sheeran went to Thomas Mills High School, where he stated composing songs. When he was 4 years old, he started singing at a local church choir and learned how to play a guitar at age eleven.
Ed Sheeran's Career
Ed Sheeran started his music career in 2004 in which he released his first collection of work Spinning Man. After moving to London from Suffolk in 2008, he used to play in small venues and auditioned for the ITV series Britannia High. Ed Sheeran's EP "You Need Me" was released in 2009 and another EP was released in 2010 which is "Loose Change EP" that featured his debut single "The A Team". Sheeran started gaining more popularity over the internet through Youtube. He also self-released two other EP's in 2010, Ed Sheeran: Live at the BedFord and Songs I Wrote with Amy, which is a collection of love songs he wrote with Amy Wadge. Sheeran released another independent EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project on January 8, 2011 that gained attention for having reached number 2 in iTunes selling over 7,000 copies in first week.
In September 12, 2011, he released his debut album + (pronounced "plus"). The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart for sales of over 100,000 copies. By the end of 2011, the album became the the second best-selling album, certified platinum six times with a sales stand at 791,000. In 2012, the album sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK. After the success of the album, Ed Sheeran collaborated and co-wrote several singles from different popular music artist like Taylor Swift's "Everything Has Changed" and "Take Me Home" from One Direction.
Sheeran's second album, x (pronounced as "multiply"), was released on June 23, 2014. He wrote 120 songs for the album and peaked at number one in UK Albums Charts and the US Billboard 200. On the same year, Sheeran's combined stream on catalogue in Spotify reached 860 million, naming him the most-streamed artist and x the most-streamed album. x was nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards. In 2015, Sheeran won the BreakThrough Award at the 2015 Billboard Touring Awards and earned his single "Thinking Out Loud" from his album x, two Grammy Awards at the 2016 ceremony: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
On March 3, 2017, his third album entitled ÷ (pronounced as "divide"). The album debuted at number one from different countries and other major markets. The album became the fastest selling album in the UK with first week sales of over 670,000 and third fastest in UK chart history. On January 2017, Sheeran released two singles "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" that entered the UK Singles Chart number one and number two, the first time in history an artist has taken the top two UK chart positions with new songs.
Personal Life and Wealth
In 2012, Ed Sheeran reportedly dating the Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt who was in his music video "Drunk" before breaking up. Nesbitt is also the subject behind the songs "Photograph" and "Nina". She is the inspiration of Sheeran's song "Thinking Out Loud" before they ended up in 2015.
In 2015, Sheeran has been in a relationship with his childhood friend and classmate Cherry Seaborn. They got engaged in January 2018 and got married in January 2019. Seaborn was the inspiration behind Sheeran's song "Perfect" and it was reported that they are expecting their first child.
As of 2020, Sheeran's worth has an estimated of $210 million. He was listed by Forbes in 2018 as the 9th highest paid celebrities and ranked him the 27th-highest-earning celebrity in the world.