Ed Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter who has amassed a fortune of more than $200 million. He is now one of the most wealthy and successful musicians on the planet. When Ed is on the road, he can easily make $70 million to $100 million in a year. Between June 2019 and June 2020, he earned $65 million from his many endeavors.
Ed Edward Christopher Sheeran was born in Halifax, England, on February 17, 1991, and raised in Framlingham, England. He began singing in a neighborhood choir before beginning kindergarten and later learned to play the guitar. He began writing his own songs while attending Thomas Mills High School, and he was later accepted into the National Youth Theatre.
Career in Music
Ed Sheeran started making music in 2004 and self-released his first album, Spinning Man. He published his debut EP in 2005, followed by two full-length albums over the next three years. He began to create a little fan following while performing in smaller venues in and around London. Sheeran has also toured with Just Jack and worked with a number of other artists.
He traveled to Los Angeles in 2010, where he was recognized by Jamie Foxx, who provided him with free recording space and a place to stay while he was there. He then released two additional EPs after that. In April 2011, Sheeran gave a free concert at the Barfly in Camden Town in front of a crowd of about 1,000 people. When his EP, “No. 5 Collaborations Project,” was an iTunes hit, he was signed to Asylum/Atlantic Records.
Sheeran’s first studio album, Plus, was released in 2011 and charted at number one in four countries, as well as number four in the United States. “The A-Team,” “Lego House,” “I See Fire,” “Sing,” “Don’t,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Photograph,” “Castle on the Hill,” “Galway Girl,” and “Perfect” all charted at #1 in ten countries, and he also had massive hits with “The A-Team,” “Lego House,” “I See Fire,” “Sing,” “Don’t,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Photograph”. His second studio album, x, was released in nine countries in 2014, including the US and the UK. Following the success of x, Sheeran took a year off before releasing Divide in March 2017.
It was the fastest-selling album by a male solo artist in the United Kingdom, debuting at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a slew of other nations. It was also the third most popular album in UK chart history, behind Adele and Oasis. With 10.977 million daily global streams in May 2019, Sheeran and Justin Bieber smashed Spotify’s single-day streaming record. Sheeran’s sixth studio album, The No. 6 Collaborations Project, was released on July 12, 2019. It debuted at No. 1 in the UK, the US, Australia, and a number of other nations.
His four albums topped the charts in the United Kingdom for a total of 41 weeks. He was named an artist of the decade by the Official Charts Company in December of this year. Only Drake’s “Shape of You” was declared the most-streamed song of the decade. He also owns the title of a most successful concert tour. Ed Sheeran has sold more than 150 million albums.
Earnings and Touring
Ed’s main source of income comes from touring. His “Divide” tour grossed $780 million from March 2017 to August 2019. That was enough to make it the most successful concert tour of all time, surpassing U2’s “360 Degrees” tour, which took place between 2009 and 2011.
Career in Acting
Sheeran made his acting debut in 2014, in a cameo role on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. In 2015, he had an appearance on Home and Away, an Australian soap opera. Sheeran portrayed himself in the 2016 movie Bridget Jones’s Baby. In July 2017, Sheeran appeared in a Game of Thrones episode alongside Maisie Williams. Sheeran has worked on commercials for Heinz Tomato Ketchup, a condiment he enjoys and claims to use on everything. He even has a Heinz Ketchup tattoo on his arm. In June 2019, Sheeran played himself in Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle’s film Yesterday.
Sheeran bought a house in Framlingham, Suffolk, in early 2011 and renovated it. In 2014, he bought a house in Notting Hill, London. From 2008 through 2012, Sheeran was in a relationship with Nina Nesbitt, a Scottish musician. He lived with Athina Adrelos from 2014 to 2015. Since July 2015, Sheeran has been dating Cherry Seaborn, a childhood acquaintance of his. After announcing their engagement in January 2018, they secretly married a year later. Sheeran is a staunch Labour Party supporter who has spoken out against Brexit.
During a performance in Bristol, Sheeran earned $40,000 for a charity that helps street prostitutes. He regularly donates garment bags to charity shops in his home county of Suffolk. Ed is a representative for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. He created the charity supergroup Band Aid 30 in November 2014, together with other British and Irish pop singers.
He recorded a cover of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” to raise money for the West African Ebola Virus outbreak. In 2015, Sheeran joined 30 other celebrities to promote the No Cold Houses campaign, which donated winter apparel to people in the United Kingdom who struggle to keep their houses warm during the winter. Sheeran has played in the BBC’s annual telethon Comic Relief and participated in an episode of Gogglebox in 2017 to raise funds for the UK’s Stand Up to Cancer campaign.
For his contributions to music, Sheeran received an honorary degree from the University of Suffolk in Ipswich in 2015. Sheeran was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 2017 for his “services to music and philanthropy.” Sheeran has four Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, five Brit Awards, and six Billboard Music Awards to his name. He received the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2015 and 2018. After being nominated for approximately 300 awards, Sheeran has won 115. In a poll conducted in 2018, Sheeran was chosen as the fourth-best Yorkshireman ever.
Between June 2014 and June 2015, Ed Sheeran earned around $60 million. Between June 2016 and June 2017, he made a total of $70 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he was paid a staggering $110 million. From June 2018 to June 2019, he made an additional $110 million.