The Sunday Times reveals the UK and Ireland’s richest performers and composers under 30. Can you guess who leads the list? (Hint: she’s everywhere these days).

10. Ellie Goulding (£17 million worth)

Uk richest 1

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8. Sam Smith and Florence Welch (£20 million worth)

Uk richest 2

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7. Zayn Malik (£33 million worth)

Uk richest 3

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3. One Direction’s Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson (£33 million worth)

Uk richest 4


2. Ed Sheeran (£45 million worth)

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1. Adele (£85 million worth)



That’s right, queen Adele reigns the UK’s wealthiest artists under 30 list this year with £85 million, over £35 million more than her fortune last year.

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Meanwhile, Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell top the entire Music Millionaires list for a second year in a row with a staggering £760 million total worth.

Music legends like Irish band U2 (£715), Elton John (£280), Mick Jagger (£235), Keith Richards (£220), Ringo Starr (£200) and Sting (£198 ) follow at No. 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 consecutively.

Robbie Williams is 16th with £145 while his former-Take That bandmate Gary Barlow is 31st with £75 million.

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Scottish DJ and Taylor Swift’s sweetheart Calvin Harris’s wealth has more than tripled since entry in 2014, coming in 27th with £95 million.

The Times released the 28th annual rich list online ahead of its publication this weekend (Apr 24). The full list unveils the UK’s 1,000 and Ireland’s 250 most richest people, based on their identifiable wealth which includes land, property, assets and company shares.