ADELE has been named the UK’s richest young musician, with a fortune of £30 million. The singer has topped the list of music millionaires under the age of 30, in the latest edition of the annual Sunday TimesRich List.
In second place was fellow Vogue cover girl Cheryl Cole, with a £14 million fortune, closely followed by Leona Lewis and Katie Melua, worth an estimated £12 million each. This year’s list also marked the first appearance of the five One Direction boys, who are each worth an impressive £5 million – or £25 million combined.
The news marks a particularly momentous year for Adele, who welcomed her first child with partner Simon Konecki, and won an Oscar for her theme tune to the latest James Bond thriller, Skyfall. Her album,21, was the best-selling album in the world for the second year in a row in 2012.
Sir Paul McCartney was named the UK and Ireland’s richest musician overall, with a fortune of £680 million, closely followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (£620m), the members of U2 (£520m), and Sir Elton John (£240m)
Taylor Swift is apparently scared of ending up alone and in a bathtub.
But based on the singer’s take-home in 2012, she really has nothing to worry about. Swift will be able to buy as many trophy husbands as her heart desires.
Parade has come out with its annual What People Earn issue, and it lists Swift as the third-highest paid woman in entertainment (behind Oprah and Britney Spears) She made $57 million last year.
Only Justin Bieber ($55 million) comes close to T. Swizzle, while she totally out-earns such major names as Anne Hathaway ($10 million).
One more salary of note? The Thompsons from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo banked $500,000 in 2012.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the richest of them all? The answer might surprise you.
In its annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, Forbes has revealed that the new Snow White herself sits atop the rankings. Come on, Kristen Stewart, there’s a reason to smile!
According to the magazine, Stewart has pulled in $12.5 million for each of the last two Twilight Saga films, the same amount as co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.
Combine that figure with her turn this summer in Snow White and the Huntsman and Stewart made $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Factoring in upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work, here is a look at the top 10 highest-paid female stars in that time period:
- Kristen Stewart, $34.5 million
- Cameron Diaz. $34 million
- Sandra Bullock, $25 million
- Angelina Jolie, $20 million
- Charlize Theron, $18 million
- Julia Roberts, $16 million
- Sarah Jessica Parker, $15 million
- Meryl Streep, $12 million
- Kristen Wiig, $12 million
- Jennifer Aniston, $11 million
Taylor Swift is No. 1 again: The singer is the top act on Billboard’s “Money Makers” list.
Swift earned more than $35 million in 2011, according to the Billboard list released Friday. U2 was second with $32 million. Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne rounded out the top 5.
Artists’ rankings were based on U.S. income sources from tours, albums sales and publishing royalties. Billboard said in a press release that it didn’t factor in “sponsorships, merchandise sales or synchronization deals.”
Adele was tenth on the list. Though she canceled most of her U.S. tour due to issues with her vocal cords, her album “21” sold more than 5 million units in 2011. Including sales from this year, “21” has sold nearly 8 million copies.
Here’s a look at the top 10 music money makers from the past year:
- Taylor Swift
- Kenny Chesney
- Lady Gaga
- Lil Wayne
- Bon Jovi
- Celine Dion
- Jason Aldean