Suffolk star Ed Sheeran enters magazine’s annual rich list

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Suffolk singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has cemented his place in another chart countdown – this time being listed among the Britain’s biggest earning young celebrities.

The former Framlingham schoolboy is the highest new entry in an annual roll call of the country’s richest stars under the age of 30.

The 24-year-old came sixth in the list – one place ahead of Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint, 27, who featured in the music video for Sheeran’s 2011 single Lego House.

Now worth an estimated fortune of £35.2 million, the Thinking Out Loud singer enjoyed success following the release of his second album and a world tour, which included three sold-out concerts at London’s Wembley Stadium in July.

Topping the list of wealthy youngsters, compiled by showbiz magazine Heat, were all four members of One Direction, amassing a combined fortune of an estimated £82.08m – up £4.56m from last year.


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The group, made up of 22-year-olds Niall Horan and Liam Payne, 21-year-old Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, 23, retained their title as Britain’s richest under-30s for the third year running.

Zayn Malik, who announced his departure from One Direction in March, made his solo debut on the list in eighth position, with estimated individual earnings of about £20.52m.

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Actor, Daniel Radcliffe, 26, held onto second place with an estimated fortune of £65.8m, while fellow screen star, Robert Pattinson came third with £51.04m.

Platinum-selling singer, Adele, who recently returned to the UK singles charts with her second number one, Hello, took fourth place with £38.1 million – ahead of actress, Emma Watson, in fifth place with £35.33 million.

Rounding off the top 10 were Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, 29, and Mumford And Sons – led by Marcus Mumford, 28.

Model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, actor Nicholas Hoult, singer Ellie Goulding, and comedians Kevin Bridges and Jack Whitehall were all new entries on the top 30 list.

The list, now in its fifth year, analyses the stars’ estimated financial earnings from TV, movies, record sales and product endorsements.

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