Described as a “natural performer” since his school days, Ed Sheeran is one of the highly acknowledged singers and songwriters from the United Kingdom. He is the winner of multiple accolades including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and others. His songs and albums too have created history on different music charts around the world. Sheeran also has acted in certain movies and television shows and also owns a record label. This article provides interesting details related to Ed Sheeran’s net worth in 2023, personal life, professional career, philanthropic activities, and much more.
Ed Sheeran Net Worth 2023
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, actor|
|Net worth (as of 2023)||$200 million (est.)|
Ed Sheeran Personal Life
Ed Sheeran was born on 17 February 1991 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England to Imogen and John Sheeran. His father was an art curator at Cartwright Hall in Bradford, and a lecturer while his mother was a culture publicist at Manchester City Art Gallery and a jewelry designer. His parents also ran an independent art consultancy from 1990 to 2010 known as Sheeran Lock. Ed’s older brother Matthew works as a composer. Sheeran started singing at a local church choir at the age of four, learned how to play the guitar and the cello at a young age, and began writing songs in high school. He was enrolled at the National Youth Theatre in London and also joined the Youth Music Theatre UK.
In 2012, Sheeran began dating singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt but the couple soon broke up. Sheeran later started a short-lived relationship with Athina Andrelos in 2014. He entered into a relationship with childhood friend Cherry Seaborn in 2015 and the two got engaged in 2018 and later married in 2019. Together the couple has two daughters.
|Full name||Edward Christopher Sheeran|
|Profession||Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor|
|Genres||Pop, folk-pop, soft rock|
|Years active||2004 – present|
|Age||Born on 17 February 1991|
|Place of birth||Halifax, West Yorkshire, England|
|Education||Thomas Mills High School|
|Spouse||Cherry Seaborn (2019 – present)|
|Parents||Imogen Sheeran (mother) John Sheeran (father)|
Professional Career of Ed Sheeran
In 2004, Sheeran released his first independent song collection when he was just thirteen years old. Along with renowned singer Passenger, he began playing in small concerts at the age of 15. Sheeran moved to London after he turned 17 and started playing at more gigs before enrolling at the Academy of Contemporary Music. However, he soon left the academy within a year and began supporting fellow English artist Just Jack. Ed released his first extended play track “Loose Change” in 2010 which received praise from the fans as well as the critics. The popular song “The A Team” featured on this track was chosen as the lead single for Sheeran’s upcoming debut album +.
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The album + turned out to be a major hit and garnered immense praise and overall positive reviews from music critics. Not only the album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart but it also became the second-best-selling debut album and the ninth-biggest-selling album in the UK. The featured song “The A Team” entered the UK Singles Chart at number three, and became the best-selling debut single and the eighth-best-selling single of 2011. Three years later, Ed released his second studio album, “×”, in 2014 which again peaked at number one in both the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. The third single from the album “Thinking Out Loud” again reached number one in the UK becoming his second single to do so. The song also spent eight weeks at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Sheeran and x were named the most-streamed artist and the most-streamed album respectively on Spotify.
Sheeran released his third studio album titled like another mathematical sign, “÷”, in 2017. Just like the previous two, this album also debuted at number one in the UK, along with other countries including the US, Canada, Germany, etc. ÷ became the fastest-selling album by a male solo artist in the UK, and third fastest in the UK chart history. Two singles from the album “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill” entered the UK Singles Chart at number one and number two respectively. Ed created history by becoming the first artist to place two new songs in the top two positions of the UK chart. These two songs also entered the US Billboard Hot 100 in first and sixth places. Sheeran again became the first artist to have two songs simultaneously debut in the US top 10. Sheeran was named the most-streamed artist on Spotify in 2017, “Shape of You” the best-selling single, and ÷ the best-selling album of 2017 in the UK, and the US.
Two years later, Ed released the fourth studio album “No.6 Collaborations Project” in 2019 which featured popular songs like “I Don’t Care”, “Cross Me”, “Beautiful People”, and “South of the Border”. Following the success of the album, the Official Charts Company named Sheeran artist of the decade and Spotify named him the second most streamed artist of the decade. Again after two years, Ed’s fifth studio album, “=”, was released in 2021 and featured the hit song “Bad Habits” as the lead single. This song too topped multiple charts all across the globe. At the start of 2023, Sheeran officially announced his sixth studio album, “-” which was released in May, and in the fall of 2023, he announced another new album, “Autumn Variations” to be released in September. Autumn Variations is the first album to be solely owned by Ed Sheeran.
Business Activities & Charity Work
Sheeran launched his record label Gingerbread Man Records in August through which released his album Autumn Variations. Singer and songwriter Jamie Lawson, Foy Vance, and Maisie Peters are a few artists to be signed with this label. In 2019, Sheeran opened a bar called “Bertie Blossoms” in Notting Hill along with his manager Stuart Camp. See Richest Singers in the World
Other than his superhit albums, Ed Sheeran is also known for his humanitarian work. He often donates his clothes to local charities in his hometown and also supports the No Cold Homes campaign by the UK charity Turn2us. Sheeran is also a member of the charity group Band Aid 30 along with other British and Irish pop acts. He has launched his music foundation, Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation which helps artists aged under 18, and his charity, the Framlingham Foundation Trust donates money to help children with learning difficulties create songs with nontraditional instruments.
Studio Albums, Movies & TV Shows of Ed Sheeran
Check out the important studio albums, movies & TV shows of Ed Sheeran:
|Albums||Year of release|
|No.6 Collaborations Project||2019|
Movies & TV Shows:
|Movie & TV Shows||Year of release|
|Home and Away|
|The Bastard Executioner|
|Bridget Jones’s Baby||2016|
|Game of Thrones||2017|
|The Sum of It All||2023|
Awards & Nominations of Ed Sheeran
Out of around 200 awards won by Ed Sheeran, we bring some of the most significant awards in the singer’s name:
American Music Awards
- 2015 & 2021 Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
Billboard Music Award
- 2018 Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, and Top Radio Songs Artist
- 2018 Top Radio Song for “Shape of You”
- 2019 Top Touring Artist
- 2022 Top Billboard Global Artist (Excluding US)
- 2012 British Breakthrough Act
- 2012 & 2015 British Male Solo Artist
- 2015 British Album of the Year for “×”
- 2018 & 2019 Global Success Award
- 2022 Songwriter Of The Year
- 2016 Song of the Year & Best Pop Solo Performance for “Thinking Out Loud”
- 2018 Best Pop Solo Performance for “Shape of You”
- 2018 Best Pop Vocal Album for “÷”
- 2018 Most Played Song for “Shape of You”
- 2022 Best Male & Best British Act
- 2022 Most Played Song for “Bad Habits”
MTV Europe Music Awards
- 2015 Best Live Act and Best World Stage Performance
- 2017 Best Live
- 2021 Best Song for “Bad Habits”
- 2021 Best Artist
MTV Video Music Awards
- 2014 Best Male Video for “Sing”
- 2017 Artist of the Year
MTV Video Music Awards Japan
- 2017 Best Pop International Video for “Shape of You”
People’s Choice Awards
- 2015 Favorite Album for “×”
- 2015 & 2016 Favorite Male Artist
Teen Choice Awards
- 2013 Choice Breakout Artist
- 2014 & 2015 Choice Male Artist
- 2014 Choice Song: Male Artist for “Sing”
- 2015 Choice Summer Music Star Male
- 2015 Choice Song: Male Artist for “Thinking Out Loud”
- 2017 Choice Pop Song for “Shape of You”
- 2018 Choice Song: Male Artist for “Perfect”
Ed Sheeran on Forbes Lists
- #23 on Celebrity 100 (2020)
- 30 Under 30 – Europe – Hollywood & Entertainment (2016)
- 30 Under 30 – Music (2015)
Ed Sheeran on Social Media
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Frequently Asked Questions
$200 million (approx.)
Ed is close friends with Taylor Swift and the two have collaborated on different albums.
Sheeran’s Shape of You is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube with over 6 billion views as of September 2023.
Sheeran’s best friend Jamal died after suffering from a cardiac arrest in 2022.
With more than 150 million records worldwide, Sheeran is one of the world’s best-selling music artists.