23-year-old singer and multi Grammy award winner Adele is the U.K’s wealthiest musician, according to the 24th annual survey compiled by the Sunday Times Newspaper.
The survey says the young singer stepped up from her €6m (N12.3bn)earnings in 2011, to €20m (N41.4bn) in 2012.
Her fortune tripled in the past year after massive sales of her second album ’21′. ‘Adele is been the success story of the past year by a mile. You only get an Adele once every 10 years. It is a success on a ginormous scale’, Steve Redmonds of the Entertainment Retailers Association said.
The ‘Rich List’, which is based on an estimate of the minimum wealth of the richest 1,000 people or families in the United Kingdom as at January of a particular year, also features 22 year old Harry potter star Daniel Radcliffe as the richest actor, with €54m (N1.1trn) as he tops the overall list for youngest billionaires under age 30.
Meanwhile, 27 year old actress/model Keira Knightley, becomes the highest paid model with €30m (N61.8bn), mostly due to her contract as a brand ambassador for Chanel.