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Ed Sheeran Net Worth

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Ed Sheeran Net Worth:$200 Million
Born: 17th February 1991 (31 Years Old)

According to wealthygorilla.com, the British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran has a net worth of $200 million.

Early Life

Ed Sheeran was born on 17th February 1991 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, with the full name Edward Christopher Sheeran. His first home was near Hebden Bridge.

Ed Sheeran’s father, John, was a Cartwright Hall art curator in Bradford, while his mother Imogen worked at an art gallery in Manchester. Sheeran’s parents are both originally from London, but his father’s parents are Irish.

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A Young Ed Sheeran. Credit: Instagram

When he was four years old, his family moved to Suffolk, and Ed went to Brandeston Hall preparatory school, which was an independent school. Between 1990 and 2010, Sheeran’s parents ran an independent art consultancy business called Sheeran Lock.

Ed’s older brother Matthew is also a composer.

Beginning His Interest In Music

From four years old, Ed Sheeran sang at his local church. When he was eleven, he began learning the guitar and writing songs. He was described as a ‘natural performer’ on his 2004 school report, and he was also voted as the “most likely to be famous” by his classmates.

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Ed Was Talented From The Start. Credit: YouTube

The National Youth Theatre in London accepted Sheeran as a teenager. He went on to join the production of Frankenstein in Plymouth.

Going Pro

In 2004, Sheeran first started to record music. His first collection of work was released independently under the title Spinning Man.

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Ed At The Start Of His Music Career. Credit: YouTube

In 2008, he moved to London and began to perform in small venues.

A year later, he studied music at Guildford’s Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM). However, he left within the year to support Just Jack, the hip-hop artist.

In 2009, Sheeran released an EP called You Need Me. He also collaborated with Leddra Chapman.

In early 2010, after posting a video on SB. TV, the singer-songwriter was invited to tour with the rapper Example. That month, he released the EP Loose Change, which was critically acclaimed and featured his debut single, “The A Team“.

Sheeran’s online popularity was growing rapidly at this point via YouTube, and he was even praised by both Elton John and The Independent.

Young Ed Sheeran touring with Example
Ed Sheeran Touring With Example. Credit: YouTube

Things really started to look up for Sheeran when he released another independent EP in 2011 called No.5 Collaborations Project. This EP featured grime artists like Jme, Wiley, Sway, Ghetts, and Devlin.

This led Sheeran to gather attention in the mainstream as he managed to reach no. 2 in the iTunes chart despite not having a label or promotions.

The first week, he sold 7,000 copies.

Following the success of the EP, Sheeran put on a free show in Camden at the Barfly.

However, more than 1,000 people wanted to attend, so the popular artist played four shows, including one outside on the street after closing time.

It was a few weeks after this that Sheeran signed a record deal with Asylum Records.

Becoming An International Success

In April 2011, Ed Sheeran appeared on Later… with Jools Holland. He performed “The A Team“. This was released as a single six weeks later, entering the chart at number three, having sold more than 58,000 copies during its first week.

Ed Sheeran’s famous performances on the BBC

The A Team” became the best-selling debut single of the year and the eighth-best of all singles that year. It was also a hit in Germany, Australia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.

His second single, “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You“, was released as the second single from his album +. This reached number four in the singles chart.

The third single, “Lego House“, was released and reached the top ten in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The fourth single, “Drunk“, peaked at number nine.

Sheeran’s popularity and career went from strength to strength, supporting Snow Patrol on the US tour and winning the 2012 Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act and Best British Male Solo Artist.

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Ed Was Receiving Lots Of Awards. Credit: Instagram

When Sheeran was touring Australia, Taylor Swift contacted him, and he worked with her for her fourth album, Red.

He was also the opening act for her North American tour in 2013.

First Number One Single and Album

The lead single of Sheeran’s second album, “Sing“, was released in April 2014, and by June, it had become a UK number one. Shortly after this, Sheeran’s second album X (“multiply”) was released. Again, this peaked at number one in both the UK and the US.

Sheeran’s world tour began the same year to support his album. The second single, “Don’t“, and the third, “Thinking Out Loud“, were released that year—the latter became Sheeran’s second number one in the UK.

2014 was a big year for Ed Sheeran, with his Spotify catalogue reaching 860 million streams. In addition, he was named the most-streamed artist, with X being the most-streamed album. He was also the best-selling artist on iTunes in the UK, New Zealand, and Ireland.

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Ed Performing His Hit Single Sing. Credit: YouTube

At the 2015 Brit Awards, Sheeran was named British Male Solo Artist and won British Album of the Year. He was also nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards.

At the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, he won Best Live Stage and Best Live Act awards. His single “Thinking Out Loud” also earned him Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

In May 2016, Sheeran’s album X was named the second-best-selling worldwide for the previous year, coming behind Adele’s 25.

Hiatus and a New Album

After a brief hiatus, Sheeran announced his third album, ÷, at the start of 2017. The album was released in March, debuting at number one in many countries, including the UK, Germany, the US, Australia and Canada.

The high anticipated album sold 672,000 copies in the first week alone, making it the fastest-selling male solo album in the UK and the third-fasted in the history of UK charts behind Adele’s 25 and Oasis’ Be Here Now.

Sheeran released two singles from this album simultaneously, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill“. These took the top two spots of the singles charts, which marked the first time in history an artist has achieved this. “Shape of You” went on to be the UK’s and US’s best-selling single in 2017.

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Divide Broke A Lot Of Records. Credit: Instagram

The world-famous singer-songwriter released some collaborations during 2019, including “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber. This single broke Spotify’s single-day streaming record, achieving almost 11 million streams around the world.

In June that year, he collaborated with Khalid on “Beautiful People“, and in July released “Best Part of Me“, with Yebba, “Blow“, with Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars, and “Antisocial” with Travis Scott.

Ed Sheeran collaborated with Justin Beiber
Sheeran Is Close Friends With Justin Bieber. Credit: Instagram

August 2019 saw the release of “Take Me Back to London“, a collaboration with Stormzy that reached the number one spot.

The Official Charts Company named Sheeran the artist of the decade in December 2019, which marked the start of his second hiatus.

Continuing His Musical Career After Embracing Fatherhood

After becoming a father in 2020, Ed took a break from the spotlight.

However, in June 2021, he released the lead single from his fifth studio album =, “Bad Habits”.

This became his 10th number one UK single, and he spent an impressive eleven weeks at number one.

Influences and Accusations

Sheeran grew up listening to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Elton John.

He would attend live concerts with his father as a child, including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, and Paul McCartney. Sheeran says some of his other influences are Eminem, The Beatles, and Nizlopi.

His hugely popular single “Shape of You” was criticized for being similar to TLC’s “No Scrubs“, and so the team behind “No Scrubs” were given writing credits. The same year, Ed Sheeran settled out of court as “Photograph” was described as a note-for-note copy of MattCardle’s “Amazing“.

Family Life and Personal Life

After brief relationships with Nina Nesbitt (a Scottish singer-songwriter) and Athina Andrelos (who works for Jamie Oliver), Sheeran got into a relationship with his childhood friend, Cherry Seaborn.

The couple were engaged in 2018 and married the following year. The couple had their first baby in August 2020, a girl named Lyra.

Sheeran supports Ipswich Town football club.

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Ed With His Wife At Ipswich Town FC. Credit:Brides.com

Sheeran has received an honorary degree for his “outstanding contribution to music” from the University of Suffolk in Ipswich.

In the 2017 Birthday Honours, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to music and charity.

Ed Sheeran Net Worth Quotes

“I’m not Mr Political. I vote the way I feel I should, but won’t tell somebody else what to do.” – Ed Sheeran

“Be original; don’t be scared of being bold.”

“Success is the best revenge for anything. Keep ya head down and work hard to achieve.”

“No one else is going to do it for you. If you want it bad enough, then go out and do it yourself.”

Be Yourself. Embrace your quirks

Ed Sheeran

“The tongue has no bones, but it can break a heart.”

“Granny Sheeran told me when I’m looking for a partner to fall in love with their eyes cause eyes are the only things that don’t age, so if you fall in love with their eyes, you’ll be in love forever.”

“I personally don’t think ginger men have a habit of being attractive. We have to make ourselves seem attractive by doing stuff.”

“My uncle always said, ‘Hurry slowly.’ I guess it means have the intensity of love but don’t rush into it. Have the full feeling but take it slow. Ease into it.”


“The thing that I took away as an early fan from Bob Dylan was the storytelling aspects. He can tell some wicked stories.”

Summary Ed Sheeran Net Worth

  • Ed Sheeran Net Worth is $200 million.
  • He was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire but moved to Suffolk when he was a young child.
  • Sheeran was singing at church from four years old and began playing the guitar and writing songs at 11.
  • His father often took him to concerts, and he saw people like Bob Dylan and Elton John play live.
  • Sheeran’s rise into the music scene was quite slow. He released some EPs independently, which began to get him noticed.
  • His first single, “The A Team“, was released as an EP and began drawing the attention of fans and people in the music industry.
  • To date, Ed Sheeran has released five studio albums.
  • He has gained many awards and accolades over the years.
  • He is married to a former childhood friend, and they have a daughter called Lyra.

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