McCartney tops music rich list

Sir Paul McCartney has once again topped the Sunday Times Rich List of music millionaires with a fortune of £680m shared with his wife. Adele tops the Young Music Rich List with a fortune of £30 million and One Direction made £5m each last year.

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Rich list: One Direction made £5m each last year

The five members of One Direction have racked up a £5 million fortune each in the last year, according to the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List.

The boy band, who were put together on the X Factor, have achieved international success and stormed the United States in 2012 with their debut album Up All Night.

One Direction pick up the Global Success Awards at the Brits. Credit: Press Association

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Adele tops Sunday Times Young Music Rich List

Adele tops the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List with a fortune of £30 million.

According to researchers, the singer made £10 million in the last year despite taking much of it off to recover from a throat operation and have a baby.

Adele is at the top of the Sunday Times Young Music Rich List with a £30m fortune. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Cheryl Cole is second in the list of music millionaires aged 30 and under with a fortune estimated at £14 million, while Leona Lewis and Katie Melua are just behind with £12 million.

New entries to the list include Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran who are each worth £5 million.

The top 10 richest music millionaires in Britain and Ireland

The top 10 richest music millionaires in Britain and Ireland, according to the Sunday Times Rich List are:

  • 1 - Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell - £680 million
  • 2 - Andrew Lloyd Webber - £620 million
  • 3 - U2 -£520 million
  • 4 - Sir Elton John - £240 million
  • 5 - David and Victoria Beckham - £200 million
  • 6 - Mick Jagger - £200 million
  • 7 - Michael Flatley - £191 million
  • 8 - Keith Richards - £185 million
  • 9 - Olivia and Dhani Harrison - £180 million
  • 10 - Sting - £180 million

The full list will be published on Sunday April 21.

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