The Sunday Times Rich list was published on Sunday May 13, a list containing the top 1000 high net worth individuals who reside in the UK. We have compiled a list of the Top 10 richest musicians who are 30 years old or younger.
The list is calculated based on each star’s “identifiable wealth,” which includes, land, property, assets and shares in public companies. These net worth values are approximations and are not exact, as they do not include the amount in any private bank accounts.
10 - Jessie J £18 million
Jessie J makes the 10th spot on the list, coming in at £18 million. Jessie has not released an album since 2014, although, she has kept busy. Since her last album "Sweet Talker", Jessie J has had stints on the Uk and Australian versions of The Voice, as well as singing the theme song for Ice Age: Collision Course. Unfortunately, the singer has been out of the spotlight recently with health problems, however, she is now back on track to release her new album R.O.S.E later this year.
9 - Sam Smith £24 million
Sam Smith rose to fame back in 2012 when he featured on Disclosures "Latched" and then subsequently featuring on Naughty Boys "La La La" a year later. "La La La" earned Smith his first Uk number one, which turned out to be the first of many. Other singles "Money On My Mind" and "Stay With Me" earned him another two number ones, with the latter reaching number two on the US Billboard Top 100.
Smith is also credited with the first James Bond theme to reach no.1, when the song "Writing On The Wall" hit the top of the charts. Sam is now currently touring in North America with his "The Thrill Of It All Tour".
8 - Zayn Malik £35 million
Zayn Malik comes in at £35 million and number 8 on the list. The former One Direction star has been exploring other ventures away from music. In 2017, Donatella Versace, the chief designer of Versace, appointed Malik to be the creative director for a capsule entitled "Zayn x Versus". Malik is currently releasing singles in the lead up to his upcoming second studio album with the single, "Let Me" releasing last month.
7 - Little Mix £40 million
Little Mix have hit huge heights since their time on the X-Factor. Jesy, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Perrie were the first group to win the competition, and have since earned four number one singles, "Cannonball", "Wings", "Black Magic" and "Shout Out to My Ex". They also achieved a number one album for Glory Days. The band's wealth increased by £16 Million last year, mainly earned from their "Glory Days Tour" which consisted of 75 shows.
= 5 - Louis Tomlinson £42 million
After One Direction split in March of 2016, Tomlinson has been exploring a range of projects. Aside from playing football with the Doncaster Reserves, Louis has partnered with the likes of Steve Aoki and Bebe Rexha on singles. As the owner of his own record label, Triple Strings, it was rumored back in 2015 he was working with Simon Cowell to find the Uk's next big girl band. Could Tomlinson find the next One Direction?
= 5 - Liam Payne £42 million
Liam Payne is constantly in the papers at the moment, mainly due to his romance with Cheryl Cole, with whom he had his first son, Bear in 2017. Payne has released a flurry of successful singles.
His debut single "Strip That Down" featured Quavo reaching a peak of no.3 in the Uk, aswell as "For You"with Rita Ora which peaked at no.8. We are still waiting on Payne's debut album.
4 - Niall Horan £46 million
Niall has jumped ahead of Liam and Louis with the success of his debut album ‘Flicker’. Although receiving average critical reception, the album debuted at the top of the US billboard 200 and number three in the UK.
3 - Harry Styles £50 million
It is no surprise that Harry has taken the lead financially out of the One Direction boys. His debut album "Harry Styles", debuted at number one in several countries including the UK, US and Australia. Aside from music, the One Direction star has now shown that he is a man of many talents.
Styles made his film debut in July 2017 on Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, alongside the likes of Jack Lowden, Kenneth Branaugh and Tom Hardy. The film was a hit, receiving numerous awards and Styles was heavily praised for his performance.
In March, it was also announced that Styles was the new face of Gucci tailoring, the second member of One D to be heavily involved in fashion.
He is currently on tour until July; "Harry Styles: Live on Tour".
2 - Ed Sheeran £80 million
This is no surprise. Over the past 5 years, Ed Sheeran has been one of the biggest names in music.
His third studio album "Divide" was the fastest selling pop album in the UK, by a male artist, of all time. With 672,000 first week sales, it sold more in the first week than the rest of the UK's Top 500 Albums combined!
Sheeran also earned the most simultaneous singles in the UK top 20 with 16, eclipsing the previous record of 5. His song "Shape Of You", racked up 6.13 million streams in the first 24 hours, and his collaboration with Beyonce "Perfect Duet" reached was 2017's Christmas number one.
Ed Sheeran has recently also collaborated with Eminem on "River" and made a cameo appearance on Lil Dicky and Chris Browns "Freaky Friday".
1 - Adele £140 million
Adele tops the list with a networth of £140 Million. That is more than Zayn, Liam and Louie put together! Similiar to Ed Sheeran, Adele has smashed all the records over the years and her album "21" will go down as one of the greatest albums of all time.
However, the star has been relatively quiet as of late and has not released an album since ‘25’ in 2015, which became the best selling album of the year with 17.4 million copies sold.
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