Adele tops young musicians rich list

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 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