The success of singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran has been a long time in the making, with the 28-year-old releasing music since he was 13 as an independent artist. Following the success of his breakout albums, “+” and “x” the Ipswich, England-born singer has been pushed into the top stratosphere of international musical performers. His “Divide” album and tour released and started in 2018 broker the record for the highest-grossing tour of all time with a staggering profit of over $700 million.
How do Ed Sheeran’s earnings remain so high?
Like him or not, Ed Sheeran is something of a phenomenon in the 21st-century with his DIY-style music making him one of the most sought-after musicians of the last few years. Whether you first heard of the Englishman as the rather unlikely former boyfriend of Taylor Swift or as a recording artist, the total Ed Sheeran earnings have recently gone through the roof.
The career of the musician has been building over the course of the last decade with his first success coming in 2011 when he appeared on the English TV show, “Later… With Jools Holand.” On the show, the 1980s inspired song, “The A-Team,” was played by Sheeran and would go on to reach number three on the UK charts and announce his arrival on the music scene in the U.K.
Since he first arrived on the U.K. music scene, total Ed Sheeran earnings have reached an impressive estimated $110 million, according to the Forbes list of top-earning celebrities. By the time of his recently announced 18-month retirement from performing following the “Divided” tour, Sheeran had become one of the U.K.’s top earners in terms of earnings.
How do Ed Sheeran earnings compare to his contemporaries?
The success of the “Divided” world tour has been shown by the way the Englishman has outperformed the Canadian crooner, Justin Bieber. Sheeran embarked on his 260-date world tour in 2018, with Bieber taking to the road for his 106-date world tour.
Justin Bieber has a net worth of around $83.5 million because of his tour and the release of a number of songs, including a collaboration between himself and Sheeran. Sheeran saw his own personal fortune rise to $110 million, based on the success of the “Divided” tour and the release of albums on a regular basis.
The July release of Sheeran’s newest album, “No. 6 Collaborations,” has been another success around the world and particularly in North America. Every song on the number one album features collaborations with other artists and many of his songs have earned ample airtime on radio stations across the world.