Ed Sheeran has been listed as the 12th richest person in the The Sunday Times Young Rich List – putting his overall wealth at £52 million.
The 26-year-old singer songwriter, who grew up in Framlingham in Suffolk and now owns a farm nearby, is also on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs today.
In the interview Ed Sheeran says he "lost himself" earlier in his career and revealed his cousin threatened to quit working on his tour if he did not rein in his wild lifestyle.
He said: “I have about 12 really close school mates that have been in the same group since we were about 11 and…now I employ four of them to work on my tour."
The chart-topping star, whose album Divide has spent a ninth week at number one, has frequently used his autobiographical music to sing about drinking and drug use.
Sheeran said he is now in a "wonderful place", adding: "I'm loving it. I'm now at an age where I get taken seriously musically, which has always been a burden on my shoulders.”