Adele Is England's Richest Young Singer

13 April 2012
He's the star of one of the biggest movie franchises in history and she's the best-selling musician of the past year. Together "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe and Adele top the Sunday Times Rich List of England's youngest stars.

Just how big a year did Adele, 23, have thanks to the global smash success of her 21 album? Consider that in 2012 her fortune has risen to more than $31.8 million from $9.5 million just a year before, according to the list, which will be published at month's end. She placed well ahead of Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole, whose fortune was estimated at $19.1 million on the list of the richest British musicians under 30.

Among the other notable music makers on the list were Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch, whose worth rose to more than $11.1 million, Taio Cruz ($7.9 million) and a new entry on the chart in a 10-way tie for 14th place, Adele's former BRIT School mate Jessie J ($7.9 million).

The top 10 was dominated by women, with only two fellas, Craig David (#6, $12.7 million) and Paolo Nutini (#6, $12.7 million) making the cut among top earning ladies Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Joss Stone, Charlotte Church, Lily Allen, Natasha Bedingfield and Duffy.

On the acting side, "Potter" star Radcliffe is still far-and-away the richest British actor under 30, with a fortune estimated at $86.1 million, up from $76.6 million last year. Well behind is "Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson (#2, $63.6 million), Keira Knightley (#3, $47.7 million) and, in fifth place, "Potter" co-star Emma Watson ($41.4 million). Yet another "Potter" alum, Rupert Grint, landed in the #6 position with a war chest of $38.2 million.

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