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Rolling in the cash: Adele, 27, named richest female UK musician

The ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singer, aged 27, has had a slew of hits and best-selling albums over the past half-decade

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British songstress Adele has been named Britain’s richest woman musician, with a fortune of over $120 mln (£85 mln), according to a new list published by UK paper The Sunday Times.

The ‘Rolling in the Deep’ singer, aged 27, has had a slew of hits and best-selling albums over the past half-decade, and racked up around $50 mln (£35 mln) since last year’s list was published.

The only woman singer with a bigger fortune on the list, which also includes Ireland, is 54-year-old Irish songstress Enya, who has a total of $130 mln (£91 mln).

Adele is now ranked at number 30 in the paper’s overall UK and Ireland music millionaires rankings, and is one of only three solo women on this year’s list.

She is also ranked top of the paper’s list for the richest people aged 30 and under.

Topping the list was Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, and his wife of four years, Nancy Shevell. The couple share a fortune of $1.09 bln (£760 mln).

The full Sunday Times rich list will be published by the paper on Sunday.

‘Extremely private’

On Thursday, US-based magazine Time gave Adele a spot on their annual list of most influential people.

Time’s profile of Adele, penned by Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, said that the UK singer was an “extremely private person” and “so young with the most successful career in the world.”