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With £45m Adele is Britain’s richest musician under 30

26-year-old British musician,  Adele has an estimated fortune of a £45 million, a whopping £15 million more than the second-placed Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris, 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 — with members 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. They are each worth £14 million, a massive jump from £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 each.

The list is based on land 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
16. Ted Dwane, Mumford & Sons: £8m
17. Ben Lovett, Mumford & Sons: £8m
18. Winston Marshall, Mumford & Sons: £8m
19. Olly Murs: £8m
20. Dizzee Rascal: £8m
21. Emeli Sande: £8m
22. Jamal Edwards: £8m

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