Adele is the richest musician under 30 in the UK

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Adele's ridiculously successful third album 25 led to her being ridiculously rich last year.

She is now the richest musician under 30 after she earned £40 million in 2016, boosting her fortune from £85m to £125m – which still only makes her the joint 19th richest musician in the UK, alongside Queen's Brian May.

The Sunday Times Rich List is dominated by older men with the likes of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, U2, Sir Elton John and Sir Mick Jagger ahead of Adele.

Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell top the Rich List with a whopping £780m fortune, ahead of Lloyd Webber with £740m and U2 with £548m, after a £48m boost last year.

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Adele's boost in earnings is largely down to her 122-date world tour, which earned an estimated £138m in ticket sales, and the success of 25 after it sold 2.4m copies worldwide in 2016.

However, she has hinted that the huge world tour could be her last time on the road despite its enormous success.

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Back in March, it was reported that she told a New Zealand crowd it could be her last tour. "Touring isn't something I'm good at – applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don't know if I will ever tour again," Adele said.

At least if you've got tickets, you can see her – potentially for the last time live – when she plays four sold-out dates at Wembley Stadium this summer.

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