Ed Sheeran has taken Adele’s crown to become the richest British star under 30.
The 28-year-old “Shape of You” hitmaker has almost doubled his wealth over the past year, with his mammoth earnings taking him from $121 million (£94 million) in 2017 to a staggering $218 million (£170 million), according to Heat magazine’s 2019 Rich List.
The majority of Ed’s income came from his two-year-long “Divide Tour”, which is the highest grossing tour of all time. Meanwhile, thanks to his impressive songwriting skills, the star has sold a staggering 150 million records worldwide.
The star also raked in royalties from tracks he’s penned for stars including Justin Bieber, Rita Ora and Anne-Marie.
Adele’s departure from the top spot sees her leave the list altogether – as she’s now 31 and no longer qualifies for the run-down.