For second year, Ed Sheeran tops U.K.'s 30 under 30 rich celebrity list with nearly $250 million fortune

Karu F. Daniels, New York Daily News
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Pandemic be damned, Ed Sheeran is still raking in the dough.

The British hitmaker has retained his place atop of Heat magazine’s Rich List for a second consecutive year.

The 29-year-old “Shape of You” singer/songwriter has been named the wealthiest young celebrity, according to the annual list of the UK and Ireland’s richest stars 30 years old and under. The unscientific ranking delves into the bank accounts of Britain’s youngest, richest stars to find out exactly where they make their money via “estimated earnings” through accounts, sales and endorsements.

Sheeran was able to hold on to his title after increasing his estimated worth to a whopping 210 million euros, which roughly translates to $247.5 million.

“Through an amazing work ethic. Ed’s definitely a grafter – even in lockdown he attempted to write a tune a day before lunch,” the site reported. “As a result, he’s the most played artist in the world, thanks to chart-toppers such as ‘Shape Of You,’ the only song apart from Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind’ to go eight times platinum.”

Former One Direction lead singer Harry Styles, who is 26, takes second place on the list with 74 million euros ($87.2 million).

“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe, who was second place in 2019, dropped off the list for the first time since it began 10 years ago, after turning 31 in July.

His co-star Emma Watson is in third place with 58 million euros ($68.3 million), thanks to her fortune from the J.K. Rowling-created movie franchise, along with the monies reportedly collected from 2017 1/4 u2032s “Beauty and The Beast” and lucrative deals with Lanc 1/4 u00f4me, Burberry and Chanel, and a role on the board at Kering.

Styles' former bandmates are also in the top 10, with Niall Horan at fourth place, Louis Tomlinson at sixth, Liam Payne at seventh, and the ninth spot going to Zayn Malik.

Star Wars stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, supermodel Cara Delevingne, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora and Brit Award-winning grime artist Stormzy are also on the list.

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