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Adele leads the under-30s Sunday Times music rich list
15 May 2014
Last updated at 05:48
Singer comes top of the Sunday Times annual list of musicians with the most cash aged 30 and under.
Figures released on Thursday show that Adele is number one on the list. She has an estimated fortune of £45m, up 50% on last year, mainly due to the continued success of her 2011 album 21. Recently, the 25-year-old teased a new album to be released later this year.
A new entry on the rich list, Calvin Harris made history after nine singles from one album, 18 Months, made the top 10. He is estimated to have a wealth of £30 million and can now charge large amounts for club and festival appearances.
Dropping from last year's second spot is Cheryl Cole with a fortune of £16 million. The Girls Aloud singer is returning to the X Factor panel for this year's series and is rumoured to be releasing new material in the summer.
The combined wealth of Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have now made One Direction the richest British and Irish boy band in history. They're each thought to be worth £14 million, up from £5 million in 2013.
The 2007 X Factor winner has added another £1 million to her fortune in the past year. The singer is now worth £13 million.
Marcus Mumford appears on the list with his wife Carey Mulligan. They have a combined wealth of £13 million. His Mumford and Sons bandmates, Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall also appear on the list with £8 million.
In joint 15th place is the founder of SBTV, Jamal Edwards. The 23-year-old set up his own music channel in 2006 and is now estimated to be worth £8 million.
Emeli Sande had the biggest-selling album of 2012 with Our Version Of Events. That's helped propel her wealth to an estimated £8 million, putting her joint 15th in the list.
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