While fans of the 29-year-old were distraught last year to learn that Ed was going to “retire early,” it appears the singer was laughing all the way to the bank.
The star is said to have earned £ 70million from her 2017-2019 Divide tour as well as income from her music – including her collaborative album, No.6 Collaborations Project with other musicians such as Eminem, 50 Cent and Justin Bieber .
The profits were so lucrative, it is reported that Ed made £ 200,000 a day from fans who accumulated money to watch him live and buy his music.
The Sun claims to have seen documents filed at Companies House revealing that Ed had made millions from his touring company and record label.
The newspaper says he made £ 48.1million through his record company and over £ 37million through his company Nathan Cable Touring.
They write: “The numbers follow Divide’s record-breaking tour, which ended in Ed’s hometown of Ipswich in August 2019.
“It has become the highest grossing music tour of all time, with £ 607million on 255 shows.
“Europe generated £ 58.9 million, including £ 11.4 million in Asia and 125,624 in North America.
“His company Ed Sheeran Ltd, which makes money from the writing, recording and production of its music, made a profit of £ 29million on a turnover of 48.1 million pounds sterling. ‘
His wealth is believed to exceed the £ 260million Ringo Starr owns and Keith Richards’ £ 270million fortune.
And Ed is only ready to get richer after he ends his self-imposed musical retirement this week.
The singer thrilled fans by releasing a new single titled Afterglow Monday – a unique new track which he said is “not the first single from the next album, it’s just a song I love.” ”