Actors, popstars, business leaders and a former ITV News presenter are among those honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours
Sir Paul McCartney has conquered the charts again - coming top of the Sunday Times Rich List of music millionaires with an £680m fortune.
Adele has picked up the Best Original Song Oscar for the James Bond theme Skyfall, which she co-wrote with Paul Epworth.
Adele has been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
The 25-year-old singer adds MBE to a host of recent accolades: from Brit Awards to Grammys, and most recently an Oscar for her James Bond song.
Adele has conquered the charts again by coming top of the Rich List of young musicians, while the five members of boy band One Direction are each worth £5 million.
Sir Paul McCartney was named the richest musician overall for the 24th year running, with the former Beatle's fortune rated at £680 million.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Although The Times (£) quotes Adele's PR team as denying the rumours the party, expected on 17th January next year, is already being tipped as "the biggest gig of 2014."
President Obama celebrated his 50th in 2011, surrounded by celebrities including, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder and Tom Hanks.
British singer Adele, who is nominated in the Best Original Song category for Skyfall, has arrived at the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood.