2017 was a great year for Ed Sheeran as he earned so much that he has broken into the overall top 40 Sunday Times Rich List of UK music stars.
Not only did his third album ÷ (Divide) outsell any other in the UK and US last year, it also helped net the singer £28million – propelling him to second spot in the list of wealthiest British musicians under 30.
Ed Sheeran climbs the Sunday Times Rich List after earning more money than any other British musician this year
The 27-year-old also broke into the overall top 40 Sunday Times Rich List of UK music stars, tied at 35th on a net worth of £80million with Gary Barlow, 47.
Despite his recent success, he has some way to go to catch up with Adele, 30, as Britain’s richest young musician, who is worth an estimated £140million. Adele’s phenomenally successful third album 25 remained one of 2017’s best-selling, despite being released two years earlier.
Sir Paul McCartney, 75, remains top of the overall list of richest British musicians, making £40million last year with his wife, American trucking heiress Nancy Shevell. The couple’s total fortune now stands at £820million, making the ex-Beatle the wealthiest musician in the history of the rich list.