Adele tops young musicians' Rich List

Ed Sheeran has jumped five places making him the second-richest young performer


Reuters April 21, 2016
Ed Sheeran has jumped five places making him the second-richest young performer. PHOTO: THEATLANTIC

English singer and songwriter, Adele’s best-selling album 25 added $43 million to the London-born singer’s fortune, putting her top of the Sunday Times newspaper's Young Musicians 2016 rich list for performers under 30.

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The worldwide hit released last November boosted the 27-year-old singer's fortune and lifted her to 30th place in the paper's overall 2016 list of the wealthiest performers and composers in Britain and Ireland.

Paul McCartney tops the musicians' rich list for a second year in a row.

The former Beatle and his wife Nancy Shevell have a combined fortune of 760 million pounds, according to the Sunday Times.

Irish band U2, whose fortune jumped to 500 million from 431 million, was the highest-grossing rock act last year.

Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has jumped five places making him the second-richest young performer after Adele and propelling him into the main music list for the first time.

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Although many musicians climbed the wealthy ranks over the past year, a few dropped including Cliff Richard.

Former Oasis band members Noel and Liam Gallagher were the only performers whose fortune showed a marked decline, the paper said.

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