Adele Named the Richest British Female Musician of All Time

Adele Named the Richest British Female Musician of All Time
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04/21/2016 AT 10:00 AM EDT

Forget "Rolling in the Deep," Adele is rolling in the dough!

Figures released in The Sunday Times Rich List, reveal that the "Hello" singer is now the richest British female singer of all time, with career earnings of $122 million.

This includes $50 million earned by Adele in the past year – largely through smash hit album 25 which has sold a staggering 17.4 million copies worldwide since its release in November.

For the fifth year running, Adele – who is currently in the middle of her world tour – also topped the Young Music Rich List, which covers those aged 30 and under, ahead of contemporaries including Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and One Direction.





Yet Adele's fortune pales in comparison to the biggest names in British music. She still only sneaks into 30th place on the overall list which is topped by Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, with a combined fortune of $1.092 billion, up $61 million on last year.

This puts Macca one place ahead of London theatre king Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, who has a personal fortune of $1.027 billion.

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton of Irish rockers U2 claim the third spot with a combined fortune of $718 million.

Adele is also slightly lagging behind Taylor Swift's boyfriend, 32-year-old Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, who has seen his personal wealth leap by over $35 million in a year to rank him at 27, worth $136 million.

Others on the list include Elton John ($400 million), Mick Jagger ($337 million), Sting ($266 million), Eric Clapton ($230 million), plus Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne ($194 million).

Led Zeppelin stars Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, who face a copyright trial in an LA court, starting May 10, have a combined fortune of $299 million.
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