The singer, 28, is one of the most successful musicians on the planet and his big payday is thanks to the tour grossing $776million (£596million) worldwide.
Success: Ed Sheeran, 28, reportedly paid himself a staggering £73.4million this year in earnings from his hugely successful Divide world tour (pictured in June 2019)
Details of the musician’s earnings from the tour are laid out in in accounts for his company, Nathan Cable Touring LLP.
The publication reports that the company made an impressive £114million in 12 months to the end of March last year and £70million the previous year.
The Divide tour is the highest-grossing tour of all time with an attendance of more than 8.7million across 255 shows between 2017 and 2019.
Unadjusted for inflation, U2’s 360 Tour from 2009-11 is the highest grossing tour of all time, with a 2019 gross of $820million, although it made $736million during its run.
Earnings: The singer is one of the most successful musicians on the planet and his big payday is thanks to the tour grossing $776million (£596million) worldwide (pictured in July 2019)
Because Ed plays unaccompanied, he is able to pay himself far more than other artists who play with bands or other performers.
The Shape Of You singer is said to have signed off the paperwork for his accounts recently which showed almost £100million was earned in Europe.
It comes after Ed slimmed down from 16 stone to 12 stone after people pointed out he had piled on a few pounds, but he believes they only did so because they were feeling ‘insecure’ themselves.
Speaking on the Behind The Medal podcast, he said: ‘I never had insecurities and people pointed them out – your brain starts thinking about them.
Record: The Divide tour is the highest-grossing tour of all time with an attendance of more than 8.7million across 255 shows between 2017 and 2019 (pictured in July 2019)
‘It all stems from other people’s insecurities. So many people have things they’re insecure about so it makes them feel better to point out someone else’s.
‘Because half the people that would point out that I’m fat are probably fat themselves.’
However, Ed admitted he used to eat too much and didn’t exercise enough, leading to his pals nicknaming him ‘Two Dinners Teddy’.
He said: ‘My problem was I’d go to the pub, have bangers and mash, a pie, maybe a pudding and then loads of pints. And then not exercise.
Success: Because Ed plays unaccompanied, he is able to pay himself far more than other artists who play with bands or other performers (pictured in August 2019)
‘My friends used to call me Two Dinners Teddy. On tour, it’s very easy to drink every single day because there’s always someone visiting.
‘I had to make a real effort on the tour. I’m 12 stone now. I started running. I’ve got into cycling as well.’
He also revealed that one of the reasons he wasn’t in his first three or four music videos was because he didn’t have six packs like his One Direction pals and the likes of Justin Bieber.
He said: ‘I wasn’t in my first three or four videos. I was the same sort of age as the One Direction boys and Justin Bieber and all these people who had six-packs and I was kind of like, “Oh, should I look like this?”‘
Then and now: Ed Sheeran has lost four stone, and credits fat-shaming trolls for the weight loss [pictured L in 2016 and R last month]
However, Ed has appeared in a number of music videos since then, including one alongside his wife Cherry Seaborn for his latest single Put It All On Me, which features Ella Mai.
The footage was filmed in their London apartment and it features a string of couples including Ed and Cherry, with the caption under their segment reading: ‘Back in high school, Ed and Cherry were crushing hard.
‘They made out at the castle on the hill. A few years ago they reconnected, there were fireworks. They married in January 2019.’
Slimmer: Speaking on the Behind The Medal podcast, he said – ‘I never had insecurities and people pointed them out – your brain starts thinking about them’