Unlike the controversial selfie-made starlet Kylie Jenner whose net worth is controversially being contested, the 28-year-old music megastar, Ed Sheeran, is set to eclipse the billion-dollar mark in two year’s time once he reaches 30.
He currently holds the record for being the highest-earning musician in a single yearn and his bank account is only showing signs of nothing else but up. With his £500 million shares coming from his “Divide” tour sellout, the “Shape of You” songwriter is poised to eclipse the billion-dollar-mark before his 30th birthday.
The Englishman is reportedly going to take in a staggering £100 million in a span of three months for his tour. Such figures would break the numbers set by the Irish band U2 who sold £539.75 million during their two-year tour from 2009-2011.
The music industry’s stakeholders accredit Sheeran’s success to two factors, exploiting the live music platform and Ed’s raw talent.
Mark Borkowski’s expert opinion was shared with The Sun on Sunday stating, “The man who was busking on the streets is now a man who is going to be a billionaire. Above all, this shows just how potent live music is nowadays… It’s the one that generates the money.
The music business has moved on with labels having to be savvier and Ed clearly has a team that knows what it’s doing.”
Meanwhile, PR Guru Marcel Knobil had something to say about the singer’s raw talent, “People such as him, Adele and Sam Smith give less credence to glamour and just display raw talent.”
Sheeran may soon be joining the ranks of the young self-made billionaires who have reached their billionaire status on or before they reached the age of 30, including Mark Zuckerberg, James Richman, Eduardo Saverin, and Evan Spiegel.
2011 marked Sheeran’s ascent to the global music industry by topping the UK and Australian charts with his debut album “+”.
In 2017, he released his third album entitled “÷” which became a global hit. By debuting in the top two positions of the charts, it destroyed records in not a few countries, including Australia, Germany, and the UK.
Looking at his bank accounts would make you sing “Perfect”.