Adele named Britain’s richest young musician

Adele … another success story.

She hasn’t released an album since 2011, but Adele remains Britain’s richest musician under the age of 30, according to the Sunday Times’ annual rich list.

It’s been another successful year for the singer, who is estimated to rank wealthier than One Direction and Calvin Harris. The Oscar-winning 26-year-old, who recently dropped a hint that her third album would be released at the end of 2014, is said to be worth £45m, a £15m increase from last year’s takings and over double that of 2012.

Just behind Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, who is currently No 1 in the UK singles chart with the track Summer, are the five members of One Direction. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson all appear for the second time on the list. This year, the group are reportedly worth an estimated £14m each, almost triple the amount of 2013’s earnings. Collectively that makes One Direction the richest boyband in British music history, with a combined wealth of £70m.

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