Sunday Times Rich List 2017 reveals UK’s top 20 wealthiest names in music

From Andrew Trendell at the NME

Adele’s fortune has grown by a massive £40million in a year

The Sunday Times Rich List has revealed the wealthiest names in music in 2017 – featuring the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, U2, Sir Elton John and Adele.

A compilation of the 100 wealthiest people in the UK, the full Sunday Times Rich List will be published on Sunday, however the initial list of the top 20 millionaires in music shows who’s made the most money over the last year.

While former Beatle turned solo icon Paul McCartney tops the list with a fortune of £780million, and ranks above the likes of Andrew Lloyd-Webber, U2, Elton John and Mick Jagger, Adele is the only female in the top 20 – and came out as the richest under-30 musician in the UK.

The study found that her fortune had increased by a massive £40million over the last year – due to the sales of her record-breaking album ’25’ and subsequent world tour.

Read the full article here at the NME

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