Kerching! Adele's fortune

Adele has been named the wealthiest solo female musician in the UK, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, after her fortune grew from £85 million to £125 million last year.

Adele has sold 2.4 million copies of her third album, 25, which was released at the end of 2015.

Robert Watts, compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List, said: "What a year for Adele.

"Such strong record sales and a busy touring schedule propel her into our main list for the first time.

"Still in her 20s, if Adele's career lasts as long as many of the other entries in our list, she has the potential to be the highest-earning British musician of all time." 

Despite Adele's success, she is still only tied in 19th place, alongside Queen guitarist Brian May, on the list of the UK's richest musicians, the top of which is populated by older male artists. Paul McCartney, alongside his wife Nancy Shevell, is in top position, with a fortune of a whopping £780 million.

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