Ed Sheeran was born Edward Christopher Sheeran on February 17, 1991 to John and Imogen Sheeran. This English redhead was born in West Yorkshire but was raised in Suffolk. His music career officially kicked off when he released his first EP in 2005. But it was EP entitled No. 5 Collaborations Project in 2011 that got the world to notice him. His debut album, +, under Asylum Records, came out in September 2011. It became number 1 in the UK and Australia. It reached platinum seven times in the UK and ranked #5 in the US charts. His single, The A Team, from that album got him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Lyrically and Musically. It was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 as Song of the Year.
After the success of his debut album, in 2014, he came out with his second album called “x” (read as multiply). It went to number 1 in the UK again and in the US. It won him the Album of the Year award from the Brit Award and he was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year. This album became the second-best-selling album globally in 2015.
In 2015, along with the Warner Music Group, he launched his own record label, Gingerbread Man Records, which also had its own YouTube Channel.
His net worth is pegged at USD 110 million, according to Taddlr.com. He makes a living from his music sales (including streaming), stage performances, and concert tours. He also dabbles in a bit of acting through his cameo appearances in Game of Thrones and The Simpsons. Of course, there is his music production, YouTube channel, and his music collaboration with other artists.
He owns a farm house in Suffolk and has a house in South London.
Sheeran is a celebrity who knows how to give back. He is involved in different charities and supports many advocacies. He participated in fundraisers for St Elizabeth Hospice, the No Cold Homes campaign, for the West African Ebola virus epidemic, and the Stand Up to Cancer campaign.