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ADELE NAMED UK'S RICHEST FEMALE MUSICIAN AS FORTUNE HITS £85M

The 27 year old singer has been named UK's richest female musician according to the Sunday Times rich List. Within the space of one year, her fortune increased from of £35m to £85m making her the richest UK female artiste and 30th in the UK and Ireland music millionaires list.

The only female singer with a bigger fortune on the list is Irish artiste Enya with £91m..


Adele is also ranked top of the under 30's rich list after a lucrative year of touring

She made her debut on the under-30s list in 2011 in ninth place, behind stars such as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Katherine Jenkins, now she is number 1.


Here is the full list of The Sunday Times's Top 50 Music Millionaires, listing Britain and Ireland's richest performers and composers.


1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell £760 million

2. Lord Lloyd-Webber £715 million

3. U2 £500 million

4. Sir Elton John £280 million

5. Sir Mick Jagger £235 million

6. Olivia and Dhani Harrison £220 million

6. Keith Richards £220 million

8. Ringo Starr £200 million

9. Michael Flatley £198 million

10. Sting £185 million

11. Eric Clapton £160 million

11. Rod Stewart £160 million

11. Roger Waters £160 million

14. Sir Tom Jones £155 million

15. Sir Tim Rice £150 million

16. Robbie Williams £145 million

17. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne £135 million

18. Brian May £120 million

18. Charlie Watts £120 million

20. Roger Taylor £115 million

21. Phil Collins £110 million

22. George Michael £105 million

22. Jimmy Page £105 million

24. Robert Plant £103 million

25. John Deacon £100 million

25. David Gilmour £100 million

27. Calvin Harris £95 million

28. Enya £91 million

29. Iman Abdulmajid and Duncan Jones and family £90 million

30. Adele £85 million

31. Gary Barlow £75 million

31. Mark Knopfler £75 million

31. Nick Mason £75 million

31. Pete Townshend £75 million

35. Engelbert Humperdinck £70 million

36. Noel and Liam Gallagher £65 million

36. Brian Johnson £65 million

36. Chris Martin £65 million

39. Barry Gibb £60 million

39. John Paul Jones £60 million

41. Sir Cliff Richard £58 million

42. Guy Berryman £55 million

42. Jonny Buckland £55 million

42. Will Champion £55 million

42. Kylie Minogue £55 million

42. Ronnie Wood £55 million

47. Jay Kay £50 million

47. Sir Van Morrison £50 million

49. Peter Gabriel £45 million

49. Mick Hucknall £45 million

49. Ed Sheeran £45 million

49. Bernie Taupin £45 million