Adele's millions, X Factor's big earners and new entrant Ed Sheeran on the Sunday Times Rich List

One Direction‘s worldwide success has earned the boy band a cool £25 million, but that’s nowhere near enough to make them contenders for the top spot of the latest Sunday Times Rich List.

The ‘young music millionaires in Britain and Ireland aged 30 and under’ section of the list shows Adele, 24, steaming ahead with a jaw-dropping £30 million.

The Skyfall singer amassed a recession-busting £10 million, thanks to her album 21 being the best-selling in the world for the second year in a row in 2012 with over eight million sales.

Not so hot on her heels is Cheryl Cole, who earned £2 million, bringing her bank balance up to £14 million.

At 29, Cheryl has one more chance to hit the No 1 spot, but it’s looking unlikely considering Adele‘s incredible earning power.

1D‘s Louis Tomlinson, 21, Zayn Malik, 20, Niall Horan, 19, Liam Payne, 19, and Harry Styles, 19, all make the list for the first time.

Find out who is on the rich list in Now magazine dated 22 April 2013 – out now! 


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