Ed Sheeran named richest young musician in the UK with whopping net worth

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19 May 2023, 10:43

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Lend us a tenner, Ed? Ed Sheeran has claimed the top spot for the richest young musician in the UK.

The Shape Of You singer is joined by the likes of Adele and Harry Styles in the Sunday Times Rich List, for the 35 under 35.

They are all worth more than £150m each and Ed Sheeran came in seventh on the chart, with Adele claiming ninth place on the list.

Topping the list is the Duke of Westminster, "Hughie" Grosvenor, who is worth an estimated £10bn.

Ed, who recently starred in a documentary about his life and career, is worth an estimated £300m. That figure is only set to rise following the success of his sixth album, 'Subtract'.

It became the UK's fastest selling album of 2023 on release.

Ed recently celebrated winning in court, following a case that was brought against him claiming similarities between his song Thinking Out Loud and Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On.

The Sunday Times 35 under 35 Rich List has been published today online and will be in the print edition of the newspaper on Sunday, May 21.

There are 171 billionaires in the UK recorded this year.

Of the 35 on the list aged under 35, only nine were born into money.

Robert Watts, compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List, said: "Despite the tougher business environment, we have many impressive entrepreneurial stories in this year's Sunday Times Rich List. We know our readers are particularly fascinated by those from humble backgrounds who start their own businesses, work hard and go on to build profitable businesses.

“Our new 35 Under 35 list includes men and women who have quickly built fortunes from fashion, vodka, lingerie and perfume. Many of these young guns are already employing hundreds of people and some will go on to be the future of the British economy."