Ed Sheeran Is The UK’s Richest Young Star After Doubling His Wealth To £170m In The Last Twelve Months

The singer has knocked Adele off the top of Heat magazine's Rich List.

Ed Sheeran’s world tour has helped him to almost double his wealth over the past year to become the richest young British star.

The 28-year-old musician has topped Heat magazine’s annual guide to the UK and Ireland’s wealthiest stars aged 30 and under, having jumped from an estimated worth of £94 million in 2017 to £170 million.

The Shape Of You singer was in second place last year but has now overtaken Adele at the top of the list as she turned 31 in May.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
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The increase in Sheeran’s wealth is partly due to his record breaking two-year Divide Tour, which saw him play more than 250 shows to more than seven million fans since March 2017.

In addition, his songwriting efforts have helped him to shift 150 million records across the world for both himself and other artists including Justin Bieber, Anne-Marie and Rita Ora, bringing him substantial royalties.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 30, is at number two with an estimated wealth of £90 million, the majority of which comes from his decade playing the boy wizard in the hit film franchise.

In third place in One Direction star Harry Styles, 25, who has an estimated fortune of £64 million.

Harry Styles
Harry Styles
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Head and shoulders above his boy band co-stars, Harry’s financial gains are largely down to his solo career, which saw him earn an estimated £12 million from his 2017/2018 world tour, as well as a reported £8 million deal as a Gucci ambassador.

The rest of the top 10 includes Harry’s One Direction bandmates, with Niall Horan, 26, in fifth place (£54.8 million), Louis Tomlinson, 27, in seventh place (£46 million), Liam Payne, 26, in eighth place (£44 million) and former band member Zayn Malik, 26, at number 10 (£38 million).

Emma Watson, 29, is in fourth place with an estimated fortune of £57 million and Little Mix, who are in sixth place, have a combined worth of £50 million.

Emma Watson
Emma Watson

Supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne, 27, is in ninth place with her overall worth believed to be £39.5 million.

The highest new entry on the list this year is grime artist Stormzy at number 14 with an estimated £12 million, following the 26-year-old’s debut Glastonbury headline set this summer.

Other new entries include singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, 24, who is in 15th place (£11.8 million), Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams, 22, in at 25th place (£4.5 million) and music stars George Ezra, 26, and Jess Glynne, 30, in joint 27th place, both with an estimated wealth of £4.4 million.

Heat has also ranked the most bankable Love Island stars from this year’s series, based on their social media posts, commercial fashion deals, TV presenter roles and lucrative personal appearances since rising to fame in the ITV2 series in the summer.

Amber Gill, 22, is listed as the most successful, having not only won the series but also for landing a £1 million deal with online retailer MissPap.

Amber Gill
Amber Gill
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In second place is Molly-Mae Hague, 20, followed by her partner Tommy Fury, 20, in third place, while Curtis Pritchard, 23, and Maura Higgins, 28, are in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and make-up mogul Kylie Jenner, 22, has been named the world’s wealthiest young star under the age of 30, with £736 million to her name.

The full Heat Rich List for 2019:

  1. Ed Sheeran, 28, (£170m)
  2. Daniel Radcliffe, 30, (£90m)
  3. Harry Styles, 25, (£64m)
  4. Emma Watson, 29, (£57m)
  5. Niall Horan, 26, (£54.8m)
  6. Little Mix (£50m)
  7. Louis Tomlinson, 27, (£46m)
  8. Liam Payne, 26, (£44m)
  9. Cara Delevingne, 27, (£39.5m)
  10. Zayn Malik, 26, (£38m)
  11. Sam Smith, 27, (£34m)
  12. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 29, (£21m)
  13. Rita Ora, 28, (£17.8m)
  14. Stormzy, 26, (£12m) – new entry
  15. Dua Lipa, 24, (£11.8m) – new entry
  16. The 1975, (£10.9m)
  17. Sophie Turner, 23, (£8.5m)
  18. Daisy Ridley, 27, (£8.4m)
  19. Nicholas Hoult, 29, (8.3m)
  20. Dev Patel, 29, (£7.5m)
  21. John Boyega, 27, (£6.6m)
  22. Sam Faiers, 28, (£6.3m)
  23. Joey Essex, 29, (£6.3m)
  24. Tommy Mallet, 27, (£5.2m) – new entry
  25. Maisie Williams, 22, (£4.5m) – new entry
  26. George Ezra, 26, (£4.4m) – new entry
  27. = Jess Glynne, 30, £4.4m – new entry
  28. Olivia and Alex Bowen, 25 and 28, (£4.3m – joint) – new entry
  29. Billie Faiers, 29, (£3.6m) – new entry
  30. Tom Holland, 23, (£3.5m) – new entry

The wealthiest stars outside of the UK:

  1. Kylie Jenner, 22, (£736m)
  2. Taylor Swift, 29, (£319m)
  3. Justin Bieber, 25, (£272m)
  4. Miley Cyrus, 26, (£175m)
  5. Jennifer Lawrence, 29, (£105m)

The richest female social influencers:

  1. Zoella, 29, (£4.7m)
  2. Ella Mills, 28, (£2.5m)
  3. Tanya Burr, 30, (£1.6m)
  4. Victoria Magrath, 30, (£1.2m)
  5. Mrs Hinch, 29, (£1m)

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