Ed Sheeran made £47,000 a day last year – despite taking it off work

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ED Sheeran made £47,000 a day last year despite taking the 12 months off.

The Thinking Out Loud singer, 26, raked in £17.2million in sales for his company then paid himself £15.5million.

 Ed Sheeran is filthy rich... and is going to earn more and more

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Ed Sheeran is filthy rich… and is going to earn more and more

Figures show he earned £39.4million from sales in three years.

They do not yet include any income from his record-breaking 2017.

Ed took time off throughout 2016 after years of touring and recording started to take their toll.

In 2015 he had a turnover of £15million and £7.2million the year before.

 Ed Sheeran is one of Britain's most successful musicians

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Ed Sheeran is one of Britain’s most successful musicians

It means his turnover has increased 250 per cent in two years.

Sheeran’s third album Divide shifted more than two million copies and became this year’s biggest-selling entertainment product.

But sales are not included in the accounts for 2016 in which he barely released anything new.

Much of the money is thought to have come from global sales of his album X, released in 2015.

 Ed Sheeran is currently on a world tour

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Ed Sheeran is currently on a world tour

Ed’s accounts state: “The company would expect similar results for next year.”

Sheeran signed off the accounts last week.

Despite the huge turnover the firm’s profits were £10.6million, slightly down on 2015’s £11million.

This left him with a £2.1million corporation tax bill.

Fellow pop star Adele also had a bumper few years from sales of her back catalogue.

 Ed Sheeran still has a way to go to catch up to Adele's earnings

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Ed Sheeran still has a way to go to catch up to Adele’s earnings

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