Calder Valley’s music man Ed Sheeran worth £5 million

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is laughing all the way to the bank thanks to his music talent.

The 22-year-old who spent his early years in Hebden Bridge is a new entrant in the Sunday Times Rich List of young millionaires in the UK and Ireland.

He enters at joint 17 with a fortune estimated at £5 million.

The singer has built a huge reputation and last year was awarded Best British Male Solo Artist and Best British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards.

But he has still a long way to to to match the bank balance of Adele who has been named as the richest young millionaire aged up to 30 with a fortune of £30 million.

Sir Paul McCartney is the richest performer, with a £680m fortune, topping the overall table of the wealthiest music millionaires as he has done in all 25 editions of the rich list.

His wealth is shared with wife Nancy Shevell, and includes her £150m stake in her father’s New England Motor Freight trucking operation.

The top five remain unchanged from the 2012 list, with McCartney followed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber (£620m), U2 (£520m), Sir Elton John (£240m) and David and Victoria Beckham (£200m).

The 25th Sunday Times Rich List will be published on April 21.