Adele named Britain's richest young musician

15 May 2014 / 2 years 5 months ago

Adele has been named Britain's richest musician under 30.

The 'Someone Like You' hitmaker, 26, has an estimated fortune of a staggering £45 million, a huge £15 million more than the second-placed star, Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris, 30, who has £30 million in the bank.

In third place, 30-year-old former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole - who recently signed a deal to return to UK TV show 'The X Factor' - is worth an estimated £16 million.

One Direction - comprised of Niall Horan, 20, Zayn Malik, 21, Liam Payne, 20, Harry Styles, 20, and Louis Tomlinson, 22 - share fourth place on the Sunday Times' annual Rich List with a combined wealth of £70 million, making them worth £14 million each, a massive jump from the £5 million each 12 months ago.

Rounding out the top 10 are former 'X Factor' winner Leona Lewis, 29, and Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, 27, who are both worth an estimated £13 million. Marcus' three bandmates, Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall, share 15th place on the list with assets of £8 million.

The list is based on land, property and other assets such as stocks and shares, racehorses and art.

The Sunday Times Rich List 2014: Richest Young Musicians:

1. Adele: £45m

2. Calvin Harris: £30m

3. Cheryl Cole: £16m

4. Niall Horan, One Direction: £14m

4. Zayn Malik, One Direction: £14m

4. Liam Payne, One Direction: £14m

4. Harry Styles, One Direction: £14m

4. Louis Tomlinson, One Direction: £14m

9. Leona Lewis: £13m

9. Marcus Mumford, Mumford & Sons: £13m

11.Katie Melua: £12m

12. Jessie J: £10m

12. Florence Welch: £10m

14 Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys: £9m

15. Charlotte Church: £8m

15. Ted Dwane, Mumford & Sons: £8m

15. Ben Lovett, Mumford & Sons: £8m

15. Winston Marshall, Mumford & Sons: £8m 

15. Olly Murs: £8m

15. Dizzee Rascal: £8m

15. Emeli Sande: £8m

15. Jamal Edwards: £8m

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