Ed Sheeran’s Net Worth And How He Became Famous

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Musician Ed Sheeran has been a fixture in popular culture for several years now. In fact, many might not know how he became such a big name. The young Grammy winner, who just turned 28, went from struggling singer in England to worldwide sensation all in his 20s, and he has the wealth to show for it. Here’s how he became famous and how much his career has earned him.

He rose to prominence with his single “The A Team”

As a singer, songwriter, guitar player, and occasional rapper, Sheeran had a lot going for him. Still, it’s hard for anyone trying to get their start in the music business. Sheeran began to gain traction with his first album, +, off of which the single, “The A Team,” became a huge hit first in the UK, and then internationally.

His tour with Taylor Swift helped him become famous

Around this time, Sheeran wrote music for other artists, such as the song “Little Things” for One Direction. He caught the attention of country/pop star Taylor Swift, who brought him on as the opening act for The Red Tour. The two became friends and collaborators, which was enough to help his career soar. Sheeran’s music appeared on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and in films such as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Sheeran is (likely) married

Speaking of his friendship with Taylor Swift, it was because he was at a party of hers that he became reacquainted with an old friend. Cherry Seaborn was a schoolmate of Sheeran’s, who he invited to join him at the party after she messaged him, and the rest is history.

The couple got engaged in late 2017. They may or may not have married in secret at some point in 2018. The song “Perfect,” off his album ÷ was written about Seaborn. Prior to their engagement, Sheeran said that he “undoubtedly” believed that she was “the one” for him.

What is Ed Sheeran’s net worth

There’s some discrepancy as to Sheeran’s net worth. According to both Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth, he’s worth a whopping $110 million. As of April 7, 2018, Go Banking Rates claimed that Sheeran’s net worth is $60 million. During that same period, The Sunday Times published a report called “The Rich List,” which stated his net worth was closer to $80 million, earning $28 million between 2017 and 2018. Regardless of which is correct, that’s some serious dough.

Sheeran has dealt with a lot over the past couple of years

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With success often comes strife, and Sheeran is no exception. His single, “Thinking Out Loud,” which won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 2016, came under fire when it was the subject of not one, but two lawsuits. The claims filed argued that it was “strikingly similar” to Marvin Gaye’s hit single “Let’s Get It On.”

Around this same time, Sheeran was dealing with a lot in his personal life. He spent most of 2016 away from the music business to get away from the party-like atmosphere. Sheeran talked about struggling with substance abuse, and noted that during his time away he “focused on work” writing songs like “Shape of You.” It sounds like there will be a lot more to look forward to from the talented artist ni the future.