£30m Adele named UK's richest young musician 2013
Adele is the UK’s richest young musician after amassing an estimated fortune of £30 million, according to the Sunday Times’ Rich List 2013.
Adele has been named the UK’s richest young musician.
The 24-year-old singer has topped the list of music millionaires under-30 in the Sunday Times’ Rich List 2013 for a second consecutive year after amassing an estimated £30 million fortune – a 50 per cent increase on her £20 million wealth in 2012 – thanks to the sales of James Bond theme tune ‘Skyfall’ and her album ’21’.
Cheryl Cole is in second place with £14 million, while Leona Lewis and Katie Melua – who both have a wealth of £12 million each – make up the top five alongside Florence Welch (£9 million) in the female-dominated list.
The first males to feature are JLS singers Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, J.B. Gill and Oritse Williams, who have a fortune of £6 million each, behind Jessie J and Charlotte Church, who have amassed £8 million.
Girls Aloud singers Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts also have an estimated wealth of £6 million each, as does Duffy – despite her last studio album, ‘Endlessly’, being released in 2010 – and James Morrison.
One Direction stars Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne are new to the list after their worldwide success has seen them generate a combined net worth of £25 million.
Their good friend Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sande – who sang at both the London 2012 opening and closing ceremonies – complete the list with their estimated £5 million fortunes.
What’s more, Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell have the biggest UK music millionaire wealth with an estimated £680 million fortune.
The Beatles legend – who has topped the list of wealthy musicians since 1989 – is followed by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber (£620 million), while U2’s Bono makes up the top three with his estimated £520 million wealth.
Sir Elton John (£240 million) and the combined efforts of David and Victoria Beckham (£200 million) and Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger (£200 million) make up the top five.
The 25th Sunday Times Rich List will be published on April 21.
Young music millionaires in UK and Ireland
1 Adele £30m
2 Cheryl Cole £14m
3= Leona Lewis £12m
3= Katie Melua £12m
5 Florence Welch £9m
6= Charlotte Church £8m
6= Jessie J £8m
8= Lily Allen £6m
8= Nadine Coyle £6m
8= Duffy £6m
8= Jonathan (JB) Gill £6m
8= Marvin Humes £6m
8= Aston Merrygold £6m
8= James Morrison £6m
8= Nicola Roberts £6m
8= Oritsé Williams £6m
17= Niall Horan £5m
17= Zayn Malik £5m
17= Liam Payne £5m
17= Emeli Sandé £5m
17= Ed Sheeran £5m
17= Harry Styles £5m
17= Louis Tomlinson £5m