Adele tops young musicians rich list with £20 million



Adele has become the richest young musician in the UK, with an estimated fortune of £20m.

Last year's Sunday Times Rich List estimated her to be worth £6m but massive sales of her album 21 have helped her gain another £14m in the past 12 months.

Adele has beaten other young stars such as JLS and Jessie J to the top spot.

Cheryl Cole is second equal on the list with Leona Lewis, with each having fortunes valued at £12m.

Only two of the top 10 richest young musicians are men.

Both Craig David and Paolo Nutini are joint sixth, with £8m apiece.

Daniel Radcliffe
Image caption Radcliffe has added £6m to his wealth since last year

The rest of the top of the chart is dominated by women, including Charlotte Church (£8m), Florence Welch (£7m) and Lily Allen (£6m).

Daniel Radcliffe is still the richest actor under 30. His latest film The Woman In Black has helped him to amass a total of £54m, up from £48m last year.

His Harry Potter co-stars also feature on the list, with Rupert Grint thought to be worth £24m.

Emma Watson features on both the lists for actors and models and has a fortune of £26m.

Robert Pattinson has made the biggest increase in his fortune. His worth has gone from £32m in 2011 to £40m this year.

He is second on the list behind Daniel Radcliffe.

JLS and Jessie J are the only new pop stars to appear on the rich list for young musicians.

There is only one new addition to the actors list - Rosie Huntington Whitely - who at joint eighth with Sarah Harding and Kimberley Walsh, is thought to be worth £5m.

The Victoria's Secret model starred in last year's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The top 10 richest UK musicians aged 30 and under are as follows:

1. Adele - £20m

2. =Cheryl Cole - £12m

2. =Leona Lewis - £12m

2. =Katie Melua - £12m

5. Joss Stone - £10m

6. =Charlotte Church - £8m

6. =Craig David - £8m

6. =Paolo Nutini - £8m

9. Florence Welch - £7m

10. =Lily Allen - £6m

10. =Natasha Bedingfield - £6m

10. =Duffy - £6m

The top 10 richest UK actors aged 30 and under are as follows:

1. Daniel Radcliffe - £54m

2. Robert Pattinson - £40m

3. Keira Knightley - £30m

4. Kiera Chaplin - £28m

5. Emma Watson - £26m

6. Rupert Grint - £24m

7. Lily Cole - £8m

8. =Sarah Harding - £5m

8. =Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - £5m

8. =Kimberley Walsh - £5m

The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 will be published in full on 29 April.