Adele tops list of wealthiest young musicians

Chart star Calvin Harris has been ranked one of the wealthiest young stars in the music world with a fortune estimated at £30m (€37m).

He is second only to pop queen Adele — who has seen her fortune swell by around 50% in a year when she released no new material — who tops The Sunday Times Rich List’s countdown of the biggest financial successes in the music world aged 30 and under.

Rich List: Under 30s
1 Soulful singer Adele: £45m
2 Producer and DJ Calvin Harris: £30m
3 Cheryl Cole: £16m
4= Niall Horan: £14m
4= Zayn Malik: £14m
4= Liam Payne: £14m
4= Harry Styles: £14m
4= Louis Tomlinson: £14m
9= Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan: £13m

Cole — who has recently signed up for a return to The X Factor panel — drops to third place from last year’s number two although she has banked a further £2m according to the compiler of the list, Philip Beresford.

The five members of One Direction take joint fourth place with an estimated £14m (€17m) each, although they have a combined fortune of £70m.

Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne are thought to have seen their finances swell by £9m in the past 12 months, which has seen them tour, release a movie, and a third album.

Meanwhile, in its over 30s Rich List, X Factor boss Simon Cowell has raked in a further £50m over the past year thanks to his music and television hits.

The mogul has seen his worth swell to £300m to put him in eighth place.

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

Rich List: Music Millionaires
1 Len Blavatnik: £10bn
4 Sir Paul McCartney: £710m
6 U2: £428m
8= Simon Cowell: £300m
13 David and Victoria Beckham: £210m

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