Ed Sheeran Net Worth
Edward Christopher Sheeran also known as Ed Sheeran is an English singer, songwriter and producer. He rose to fame after the release of his first album ‘+’ or Plus. It was ranked among top 5 songs in the billboard charts of USA. His second album ‘x’ or Multiply topped his previous album by being the 1st rank in USA and UK. He has received many awards–Ivor Novello Award for the song ‘The A Team’, Best British Solo Artist and Best Breakthrough Act Brit Award. After a hiatus of one year Sheeran returned with his album ‘Divide’. It released in 2017 and broke many records. ‘Perfect’, ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle over the Hill’ are the hit singles of Divide and are still trending.
Ed Sheeran was born on 17th February 1990 to John and Imogen Sheeran. He was born in Halifax, Yorkshire but was brought up in Framingham. He was a choir singer in church and learned the guitar at a very small age. His schooling was at Rishworth School and Thomas Mills High School where he started the song writing. His passion for writing and singing flourished when he started his independent album ‘Spinning Man’. He also had a YouTube channel where people started recognizing him.
When he moved to London he performed at bars and clubs. He struggled in his initial years in London. After graduating from Academy of Contemporary Music he found success through his ‘No. 5 Collaborations’ EP. This gained him a contract from Asylum Records. With them he released his hit album ‘Plus’ or ‘+’. It was a huge success with over 200 thousand copies sold. But his song ‘The A Team’ had a storming success with over 801million copies sold in a year.
He got placed in the top songs of many countries around the world. Hence Ed Sheeran got a tremendous response from the audience. After listening to his songs Taylor Swift asked him to write songs for her in her album ‘Red’. Here’s where he started writing songs for various other artists and bands such as One Directions, Justin Bieber etc.
His career as a musician and song writer reached several heights during 2011-2015. Then he took a break for a year and in late 2016 he made a comeback with his super hit album ‘Divide’. It easily sold about 672,000 in the first week and another record of the fastest selling album was on Sheeran’s name. 2017 was undoubtedly year of astonishing success for Ed. In 2018 ‘Shape of You’ was declared as the bestselling single of UK.
Ed Sheeran announced his engagement with his childhood friend Cheryl Seaborn in January this year.
He has performed in many concerts to raise the money for the needy. Ed Sheeran does charity for the street workers and has much respect for them. He wants them to have more recognition than they get. He donates his clothes every year to the charitable trusts and houses. His clothes have been auctioned online to raise funds for children.
Other than that he is a part of Gingerbreed Man Records which produces new songs on their YouTube channel by different English male singers. Sheeran has made many TV appearances and the one in Game of Thrones as Lannister solider remains the significant one.
Ed Sheeran’s net worth sums up to $85 million until 2018. He is in the list of top 100 richest singers of the world. He has sold more than 26 million albums and 100 million singles worldwide, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. The major part of his income comes from his concerts and tours. Also his YouTube channel gets him a handsome stash of cash. Even during his time off in 2016 he made almost $65,000 in a day and about 20 million dollars that year. In 2017 he earned $37 Million due to his ‘Divide’ album sales.
Ed Sheeran is a professional musician who nets around $37 million. He does well on Spotify, too with over 32 million streams for an average event. That’s almost a million dollars per stream.