With 20m, Adele is richest young singer… an increase of 14 million in just one year


With 20m, Adele is richest young singer… an increase of 14m in just one year

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23:02 GMT, 11 April 2012

She created one of the best-selling albums of all time and has spent the past year being showered with awards and glory.

And at the tender age of 23, superstar Adele has now seen her fortune swell to 20million – increasing by 14million in just 12 months.

The London-born singer has topped the
Sunday Times Rich List of young British musicians following the success
of her second album, 21, with its chart-topping tales of heartbreak and
woe.

Rolling in the cash: Singer Adele has seen her fortune rise from 6m to 20m in just one year

Rolling in the cash: Singer Adele has seen her fortune rise from 6m to 20m in just one year

She is not the only young female singer to make millions. Her former schoolmate Jessie J makes her way on to the list, limited to those aged 30 and under, for the first time with a fortune of 5million.

The 24-year-old went to the BRIT
School in Croydon with Adele and X Factor winner Leona Lewis, whose
fortune is valued at 12million.

Jessie
J’s debut album, Who You Are, has sold nearly one million copies and
she is now the standout star of BBC talent show The Voice, on which she
is a coach.

Is it still not about the money, money, money Jessie J is now worth 5m

Is it still not about the money, money, money Jessie J is now worth 5m

Last April, Adele’s fortune was
estimated at 6million but that has more than trebled following the
success of 21, which has sold more than 20million copies worldwide.

Harry
Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 22, has been named the richest young
British actor, with a fortune of 54million, up by 6million on a year
ago.

Twilight
heartthrob Robert Pattinson, 25, has 40million, up from 32million last
year. Keira Knightley, 27, has an estimated 30million, the same as
last year.

The richest British musicians under 30, according to the Sunday Times Rich List

The richest British musicians under 30, according to the Sunday Times Rich List

The JLS boys are on the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time, with a fortune of 5m each

The JLS boys are on the Sunday Times Rich List for the first time, with a fortune of 5m each

Twilight star Robert Pattinson is another to have seen a healthy rise in his finances, he is now worth $40m, up from 32m last year

Twilight star Robert Pattinson is another to have seen a healthy rise in his finances, he is now worth 40m, up from 32m last year