Adele tops young musician rich list

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ADELE is the wealthiest young musician in Britain with an estimated fortune of £30 million (AUS$43.8 million), according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

Boy band One Direction have amassed almost as much as the singer from south London, racking up a combined £25 million (AUS$36.5 million) fortune in the past year.

However, the boys have an estimated individual worth of £5 million (AUS$7.3 million) each.

Adele's £30 million fortune follows a mixed year for the singer, who had Oscar-winning success with her Bond theme tune "Skyfall", but also took time off to recover from a throat operation and have her first baby.

Second to Adele in the under-30s musicians' rich list is Cheryl Cole, worth an estimated £14 million (AUS$20.4 million), followed by former X Factor winner Leona Lewis and singer-songwriter Katie Melua, who are both worth £12 million (AUS$17.5 million).

Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine came in fifth, with an estimated £9 million (AUS$13.1 million) fortune.

New entries to the list of young music millionaires include Emeli Sandé and Ed Sheeran, who are each worth £5 million (AUS$7.3 million).

Sir Paul McCartney topped the list of the wealthiest musicians in Britain along with his wife Nancy Shevell.

The couple have amassed an estimated fortune of £680 million (AUS$992.8 million) in the past year, up £15 million (AUS$21.9 million) from 2012.

The top five wealthiest musicians in Britain remain unchanged from the 2012 list, with McCartney followed by Andrew Lloyd-Webber, U2, Sir Elton John and David and Victoria Beckham.

The 25th Sunday Times Rich List will be published on 21 April.


The 5 richest musicians under 30 in Britain and Ireland- according to The Sunday Times

1 - Adele - £30 million (AUS$43.8 million)

2 - Cheryl Cole - £14 million (AUS$20.4 million)

3 = Leona Lewis - £12 million (AUS$17.5 million)

3 = Katie Melua - £12 million (AUS$17.5 million)

5 - Florence Welch - £9 million (AUS$13.1 million)


The 10 richest musicians in Britain and Ireland- according to The Sunday Times

1 - Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell - £680 million (AUS$992.8 million)

2 - Andrew Lloyd Webber - £620 million (AUS$105.2 million)

3 - U2 - £520 million (AUS$759.2 million)

4 - Sir Elton John - £240 million (AUS$350.4 million)

5= David and Victoria Beckham - £200 million (AUS$292 million)

5= Sir Mick Jagger - £200 million (AUS$292 million)

7 - Michael Flatley - £191 million (AUS$278.8 million)

8 - Keith Richards - £185 million (AUS$270.1 million)

9= Olivia and Dhani Harrison - £180 million (AUS$262.8 million)

9= Sting - £180 million (AUS$262.8 million)