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Who are the Richest Young Musicians in the UK? 2013 Sunday Times' Rich List

By Staff
Apr 12, 2013

Who are the richest young musicians in the United Kingdom?

A new list for 2013 places Adele at the top of a who's who of the hottest young musicians in the UK that includes One Direction hunks Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne and sexy star Cheryl Cole.

Adele, 24, 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

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