Adele has added more wealth to her name, following the success of the American blue-eyed soul singer’s ‘25’ Album. The album, which is her best-selling, increased her fortune from 30 million pounds to a whopping sum making her net worth £85m, making her the richest female artiste in the UK.
This tremendous growth has also placed the London-born singer on 30th place in Sunday Times newspaper’s 2016 list of wealthiest performers and composers in Britain and Ireland. The worldwide hit, which was released last November, catapulted Adele into the Young Musicians 2016 rich list for performers under 30.
The young mother, who will turn, 28 in a couple of days, shared this new level of fame and riches with some other top talented artistes who are also richest in different categories in the music industry. While Adele is the richest female and rides on number 30 in 2016 wealthiest performers and composers in Britain and Ireland, here are the Top 10 music fortunes:
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1. Sir Paul McCartney & Nancy Shevell’s Net Worth: £760m
Paul McCartney topped the musicians’ rich list for a second year in a row. The former Beatle and his wife Nancy Shevell had a combined fortune of 760 million pounds, a rise of 30 million pounds from last year.
2. Lord Lloyd-Webber’s Net Worth: £715m
Andrew Lloyd Webber the composer rose up to 715 million pounds, while the Rolling Stones were Britain and Ireland’s wealthiest band with the fortunes of its four members totaling 630 million pounds.
3. U2’s Net Worth: £500m
Irish band, U2, whose fortune jumped to 500 million pounds from 431 million pounds, was the highest-grossing rock act last year selling 1.29 million tickets worth 66 million pounds for 76 concerts.
4. Elton John’s Net Worth: £280m
5. Mick Jagger’s Net Worth: £235m
6. Olivia and Dhani Harrison (wife and son of the late George Harrison): £220m
Both the Harrison family and the Richards family rose to £220m, making them share the 6th position.
6. Keith Richards: £220m
8. Ringo Starr: £200m
9. Michael Flatley: £198m
10. Sting: £185m
Although many musicians climbed the wealthy ranks over the past year, a few dropped including Cliff Richard, who fell four places in spite of a £3 million addition to his bank account. Meanwhile, the family of late David Bowie inherited 70 million pounds from his will and was a new addition to the list with a combined fortune of £90 million.