Adele beats Cheryl Cole on Rich List of young music stars

10:58 12 April 2012



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Multiple awards, huge record sales and now massive wealth have come singer Adele’s way in the past year.

The London songstress has amassed a fortune of £20 million, elevating her above Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis and Katie Melua in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.

Her personal fortune has increased by £14m over the past year, according to the newspaper, which means she leads a female-dominated list of the UK’s richest young musicians.

Britain’s leading men remain at the top of the country’s wealthiest screen stars. Despite the Harry Potter film franchise coming to an end, its star Daniel Radcliffe remains the richest young actor.

The 22-year-old is sitting on a personal fortune of £54m, up from £48m in 2011, according to the Sunday Times.

Another Londoner, Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson, comes second in the list, which looks at actors and actresses aged 30 and under.

Keira Knightley, who is the third richest young British movie star, tops the list when it comes to models.

The face of Chanel is worth £30m, above Kiera Chaplin, the model granddaughter of silent movie giant Charlie.

Radcliffe’s former co-star Emma Watson has seen her Potter millions supplemented by a subsequent career modelling Burberry, catapulting her to the position of third richest British model, with £26m.

The Sunday Times Rich List will be published in full on April 29.

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