Adele is UK’s richest female musician; her fortune hits £85m

Adele has been named as Britain’s richest ever female musician, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

A list of the top 50 music millionaires in the UK and Ireland puts the singer’s £85m fortune in 30th place – an increase of £35m compared to last year.

The only female singer with a bigger fortune on the list – which also covers Ireland – is Irishwoman Enya on £91m.

For the fifth year running Adele is also ranked top of the Young Music Rich List, covering those aged 30 and under.

The 27-year-old’s fortune was boosted by the November release of 25 – her first album in four years.

The singer made her debut on the under-30s list in 2011 in ninth place, but by 2012 she had secured the top spot, a position she has held onto ever since.

Adele is now ranked at number 30 in the overall UK and Ireland music millionaires list, above Sir Cliff Richard, Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue, and up from 43rd place last year.

She’s one of just three solo women to make it onto the 2016 list.

By: BBC

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