With a fortune estimated at £45 million, Adele has topped the Sunday Times under-30s music rich list for the second year running. Despite releasing no new material last year, the singer’s wealth increased by £15 million in 2013.
Adele, 26, has released two studio albums – 19 (2008) and 21 (2011) – and wrote the theme tune to the 2012 James Bond film, Skyfall. She was also awarded an MBE last year for services to music.
DJ Calvin Harris is second on the list, with an estimated £30 million to his name. The DJ, whose real name is Adam Richard Wiles, released his third studio album, 18 Months, in 2012 and has enjoyed nine UK Top 10 hits from the record. First week sales of over 50,000 also propelled 18 Months to the top of the UK album chart.
Cheryl Cole, who has not released new music for two years, has dropped a position from last year and is now third in the list with £16 million.
The top 10 list is dominated by the five members of One Direction – Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – who each have a fortune estimated at £14 million. Read more