|Net Worth||$205 million|
|Source Of Wealth||Singer|
|Born||17th February 1991|
|Birth Name||Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE|
|Height||5ft 8in (173cm)|
Ed Sheeran is an English Grammy-award-winning singer-songwriter. He is one of the wealthiest singers in the world today, ranking high on the list of the top 100 world's richest musicians. He also has an interesting success story, with humble beginnings many aspiring musicians admire.
There is even talk that Ed Sheeran's net worth could soon make him the first British billionaire musician. Read on for everything you need to know, from Ed Sheeran's net worth to his career milestones.
Who Is Ed Sheeran?
Ed Sheeran is aged 31 years old, born in 1991. He has ginger hair and is from England. He is famous for his music career, including hit tracks such as:
- Thinking Out Loud
- Shape of You
- The 'A' team
- Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran's career took off in the UK but is famous around the world. He has collaborated with various artists, including Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Eminem, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, and James Blunt. His music is usually categorized as pop and folk-pop; however, he incorporates a range of different genres into his music.
Ed Sheeran's Net Worth
Ed Sheeran's net worth is estimated to be $205 million, with his net worth growing by over 200% in recent years. He continues to rank in many highest earning celebrity lists and increases his net worth annually. His fortune comes from his work in the music industry, including record sales, concerts, and tours.
His collaborations with other popular artists, such as Justin Bieber, have helped increase his fanbase. His tours have been extremely popular, with his Divide tour breaking the record previously held by U2 for the highest-grossing tour of all time, which gained $780 million. He performed in around 260 shows, and it was a world tour.
However, Ed Sheeran has another huge revenue stream; songwriting. He has written hits for artists such as Niall Horan and Justin Bieber.
He has also starred in films such as Yesterday and the TV series 'Game of Thrones.' He was also a mentor on the talent show 'The Voice.'
Ed Sheeran does not do many brand endorsements, aside from brands he enjoys, such as Heinz for their ketchup and Nandos. He also earns extra through social media platforms such as Youtube, with over 52 million subscribers, so he earns Youtube ad revenue. He gets over 615 million views on his videos every month.
Ed Sheeran Salary
Ed Sheeran's salary is around $60 million (31 million British pounds), but it can reach about $100 million when he is touring.
Accounts for 2021 show he made over 31 million British pounds sterling the previous year and made over 23 million in profit. Ed Sheeran is known to pay less than some people expect, and this year was no different. He took around 21 million British pounds and had previously taken home around 10 million.
Ed Sheeran values his private life, and there is not much information on how he spends or invests his money. He is known to be generous with gifts and owns real estate.
He has several properties, with his main property in Suffolk worth around one million British pounds. It is said to have a swimming pool, treehouses, a library, and a garage for his car collection.
Ed Sheeran has a range of cars, including an Aston Martin DB9 and a private jet, to protect his privacy. The jet is estimated to be worth over 27 million dollars. He also sponsors his favorite UK soccer team, Ipswich Town FC.
Ed Sheeran supports different charities, too, being an ambassador for East Anglia's Children's Hospice, supporting charity concerts, and taking part in other campaigns for causes he is passionate about.
Ed Sheeran Early Life
Ed Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, with his full name being Edward Christopher Sheeran. His birth date is February 17th, 1991. He was raised by his parents, John and Imogen Sheeran.
Ed Sheeran began gaining an interest in music from a young age. He played guitar, sang at his local church, and attended live music concerts with his father. However, he has spoken about taking time to learn how to sing in tune properly, despite performing in school assemblies growing up.
Ed Sheeran took inspiration from musicians such as Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan. He is even said to have met Damien Rice backstage at a concert, who recommended he start to write his own music.
Ed went to Rishworth School near Halifax and Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham. He was voted 'most likely to be famous' by fellow classmates during this time when his interest in music started to increase. He also took a UK music course called 'Access to Music' and was part of the UK National Youth Theater as a teenager.
Growing up, Ed Sheeran also had the childhood nickname 'Teddy' mainly because he liked collecting toys. He underwent surgery for a speech disorder and lazy eye during school, which made him a target of bullying. He has since stated realizing being attractive is no help for aiming for big things in life helped save him as a musician.
Ed Sheeran's Family History
Both of Ed's parents earned money in the art world, with his mother designing jewelry and working as a cultural publicist. His dad was an art curator and had a successful lecture series. His parents also had their own art consultancy firm, so Ed grew up with a comfortable lifestyle.
Ed Sheeran has one older brother called Matthew, who is a composer. His paternal grandparents are Irish, and Ed Sheeran has previously said his dad comes from a large Catholic family. He also has extended family, such as cousins, with mainly known English and Irish links.
Ed Sheeran Career
Ed Sheeran began recording his own music and selling CDs around age 14. He also put together his first official EP, called The Orange Room.
Ed Sheeran moved to London as a teenager to build his music career; however, it was not easy. He would take part in smaller gigs and busk, which meant he sometimes slept on friend's couches, outside, or on public transit. He describes it as going without a bed some nights.
During these times, Ed Sheeran grew a fan following who went to see him at some of his smaller gigs. He also began collaborating with other artists and toured with artist Just Jack. He has always used his social media platforms for promotion, not for other purposes.
In 2010 Ed Sheeran visited Los Angeles and ended up staying with Jamie Foxx, who offered him somewhere to stay and recording space. Jaime Foxx has since spoken about how he saw potential in Ed Sheeran.
By 2011 his ED 'No.5 Collaborations Project' had become a success on iTunes, and he soon signed a record deal with Asylum/ Atlantic Records. His debut album '+' was hugely successful, reaching number one in several countries and the top ten in the US. One of the most popular hits on this album was 'The A-Team.'
Ed Sheeran Awards and Achievements
Ed Sheeran's music career soon began to flourish after his debut album, with more hits and concert venues quickly getting bigger. Here are some of his top awards and accomplishments:
- Top Billboard Global Artist (2022)
- Brit Awards Songwriter of the Year (2022)
- GQ Men Solo Artist (2021)
- Four Grammy Awards and many nominations
- Performing at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics
- Breaking the record for the highest grossing tour ever
- Selling over 150 million records across the globe
- Awarded an MBE award in 2017 by the Queen
- Over 2 billion Spotify streams
- Most played artist in the UK (2021)
He has had over 13 number 1 UK singles, and 55 have reached the Top 40s. He has spent 60 weeks at number 1 in the UK singles chart and has five UK number 1 albums. Ed Sheeran was one of the reasons why the rules were changed in the UK singles chart, as all 16 tracks of his 2017 'Divide' album debuted in the top 40, so now there are limits to three per artist.
Ed Sheeran has also had two number 1 singles in the US, nine top hits, and 52 songs reaching the Billboard Hot 100. He has also achieved the RIAA multi-platinum award and many people's choice awards.
Ed Sheeran has taken breaks from social media and producing music, most notably after the birth of his first daughter. He considered retirement from music at this time but then realized how integral music is to his identity and setting an example for his first daughter.
He also spoke about the loneliness of success, the importance of maintaining his private life, and their miscarriage, which he sings about in the song 'Small Bump.'
Ed Sheeran Relationships
Many people are curious about Ed Sheeran's relationship, as he keeps his family life private. He secretly married his partner and childhood friend, Cherry Seaborn, confirming this in 2019. Cherry Seaborn works in a high-profile financial advisor role and enjoys playing for a female hockey team.
His music video 'Put It All On Me' gives more insight into the couple's love story. Cherry has also featured in the music video 'Merry Christmas' with Elton John. Cherry and Ed married in a private ceremony at their estate in Suffolk in December 2018.
The couple actually met back in high school, but they did not start dating until 2015. They reunited in New York, where she lived and worked as a financial advisor. Ed Sheeran's famous song 'Perfect' is inspired by her, and he emailed it to her at the time because she was living in New York.
The couple soon acquired cats and went on to have their daughter Lyra Antarctica Sheeran in 2020. Antarctica is a nod to where the couple vacationed before they found out they were expecting. In May 2022, Ed Sheeran announced that they had welcomed their second daughter into the world, Jupiter Seaborn Sheeran.
Ed Sheeran had relationships with several well-known women before reuniting with Cherry Seaborn. As with many well-known artists, it was hard for Ed to keep his relationships away from the limelight. His confirmed relationships include:
- Singer Nina Nesbitt
- Tour manager Athina Andrelos
There are also many rumored exes, ranging from Ellie Goulding and Taylor Swift to Selena Gomez and Courtney Cox. Ed Sheeran has spoken about being introduced to the US celebrity world through Taylor Swift and meeting many of her famous friends. Since reuniting with Cherry, he has stopped smoking and tamed his party lifestyle.
Ed Sheeran FAQ
Ed Sheeran's music appeals to many ages and backgrounds, with many people connecting to the topics of his songs. However, because he protects his privacy, many people are intrigued to know more about him. There are several common questions, people.
Does Ed Sheeran Have Tattoos?
Ed Sheeran has over 60 tattoos, which all have their own unique meaning. He even has a Heinz tomato ketchup tattoo. This led to him working with Heinz, creating a limited edition Heinz bottle, and starring in a TV advert.
What Instruments Does Ed Sheeran Play?
Ed Sheeran plays the acoustic guitar, drums, piano bass, and cello. He is mainly known for playing guitar in his music. He also claims to have learned how to play violin in one day.
Does Ed Sheeran Have Any Pets?
Ed Sheeran is a fan of cats. He had a ginger cat called Bellini and has owned cats that have become famous in their own right ever since. His cats Dorito and Calippo have also had their own Instagram pages.
Learning From Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran's net worth is predicted to continue to grow as he has become one of the most successful musicians of our time. His music and story will likely be a legacy for many. He demonstrates the importance of commitment, humble beginnings, and following what you love. After all, he went from sleeping on friends' couches while they enjoyed university to him selling out colossal concert venues and generating a huge net worth.
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