Adele Becomes U.K.'s Richest Female Musician

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The singer's fortune tops $120 million, but Ireland's Enya is wealthier.

Having an album that smashes first-week sales records around the world — including in the U.S. — and goes on to sell some 15 million copies can do wonders for your bank account, as Adele can attest to.

Buoyed by the success of 25, released in November, the singer is now Britain's richest female musician ever, according to The Sunday Times' latest "Rich List."

Announced Thursday, the list of the top 50 music millionaires in the U.K. puts Adele's fortune at $121.8 million (£85 million), up $50 million (£35 million) from last year.

But the figure was only enough to secure the 30th position on the overall chart, led by Paul McCartney with $1.09 billion (£760 million), followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with $1.02 billion (£715 million) and the members of U2, with a collective $716 million (£500 million).

Adele was just one of three solo women to make it onto the 2016 list, alongside Kylie Minogue and Irish musician Enya, who topped the "Hello" singer with a total of $130.2 million (£91 million). However, Enya, whose career has spanned four decades, only added £1 million ($1.4 million) in 2015.

 

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