Adele joins Forbes celebrity rich list of under-30s



Adele has made it into the top 10 of the world's highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30.

The 24-year-old singer, who is pregnant with her first child, earned $35 million (£23 million) between May 2011 and May 2012 according to US business magazine Forbes.

It put her at number six in its top 10 which was dominated by women singers, with Taylor Swift topping the charts.

She's thought to have made $57 million (£37 million).

Justin Bieber was the only male in the top five, which also included Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

Taylor Swift
Image caption Taylor Swift tops the list with $57m (£37m)

The list was compiled by taking into account album, concert sales, film deals, endorsements and advertising deals.

Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson also made the top 10 with estimated earnings of $34.5 million (£22 million) and $26.5 million (£17 million) respectively.

Adele had the world's biggest-selling album last year with 21, which sold more than 17 million copies. Four million copies were sold in the UK alone.

It earned her six Grammys, two Brits and two Ivor Novello awards.

The full list is:

1. Taylor Swift - $57m (£37m)

2. Justin Bieber - $55m (£35.6m)

3. Rihanna - $53m (£34.3m)

4. Lady Gaga - $52m (£33.6m)

5. Katy Perry - $45m (£29m)

6. Adele - $35m (£23m)

7. Kristen Stewart - $34.5m (£22.3m)

8. Lil Wayne - $27m (£17.5m)

9. Taylor Lautner - $26.5m (£17m)

10. Robert Pattinson - $26.5m (£17m)