UK RICH LIST Unveiled: Simon Cowell and Singer Adele Rise Rank!

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The UK’s top music millionaires have been compiled for the new Sunday Times Rich List, which will be published at the weekend.

Simon Cowell looking properly minted thanks to the success of his TV shows Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.

And the 54-year-old’s SYCO record label has boomed thanks to acts including One DirectionLeona Lewis, 29, and Susan Boyle, 53.

Cowell’s £300m fortune place the father-of-one as the eighth richest music millionaire. He owns a £13m home in Beverly Hills, a £10m villa in Barbados, a  £7.5m pilein London and other properties in Malaga and Dubai.

Len Blavatnik, 56, owner of Warner Music, tops the list of the UK- based wealthy, with a fortune of £10billion.

Musicals mogul Sir Cameron Mackintosh, 67, is singing all the way to the bank in third, as he’s worth £1bn.

Sir Paul McCartney, 71, takes fourth with £710m, while Irish rock band U2 are sixth with £428m.

Sir Elton John, 67, makes the top 10 with £260m, and Sir Mick Jagger, 70, rolls into 12th with £215m.

Posh Spice’s pop star past sees Victoria Beckham, 40, and husband David, 39, tot up £210m to take 13th place.

Meanwhile, singer Adele, 26, heads the list of those aged 30 and under, with a fortune of £45m.

And One Direction have a combined wealth of £70m, making its members worth £14m each.

This has jumped from £5m for Niall Horan, 20, Zayn Malik, 21, Liam Payne, 20, Harry Styles, 20, and Louis Tomlinson, 22, in 2013.

The former X Factor judge has a fortune of £16m, while Lewis is worth £13m.Take That star Gary Barlow is now estimated to be worth £65 million – more than doubling the £30 million he held five years ago, while Geordie babe Cheryl Cole, 30, and pop star Leona Lewis join Adele as the only females in the top 10.

The list is based on land, property, and other assets such as art, racehorses and stocks and shares.

MUSIC MILLIONAIRES

1 Len Blavatnik: £10bn

2 Clive Calder, record label owner: £1.4bn

3 Sir Cameron Mackintosh: £1bn

4 Sir Paul McCartney: £710m

5 Lord Lloyd-Webber: £640m

6 U2: £428m

7 Simon Fuller, music manager: £382m

8= Simon Cowell: £300m

8= Mohammad and Kamaliya Zahoor, record label boss and ex Miss World: £300m

10 Sir Elton John: £260m

11 Baron Palumbo, arts supporter: £250m

12 Sir Mick Jagger: £215m

13 David and Victoria Beckham: £210m

14 Rolling Stone Keith Richards: £200m

15 Riverdance star Michael Flatley: £193m

16 Olivia and Dhani Harrison, George Harrison’s widow and son: £190m

17 Sting: £180m

18 Ringo Starr: £170m

19 Roger Waters of Pink Floyd: £160m

20 Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey, music promoters: £153m

 

RICHEST YOUNG MUSICIANS

1 Soulful singer Adele: £45m

2 Producer and DJ Calvin Harris: £30m

3 Cheryl Cole: £16m

4= Niall Horan: £14m

4= Zayn Malik: £14m

4= Liam Payne: £14m

4= Harry Styles: £14m

4= Louis Tomlinson: £14m

9= Leona Lewis: £13m

9= Marcus Mumford from Mumford & Sons: £13m

11 Singer Katie Melua: £12m

12= Pop star Jessie J: £10m

12= Singer Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine: £10m

14 Alex Turner, lead singer with Arctic Monkeys: £9m

15= Charlotte Church: £8m

15= Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall from Mumford & Sons: £8m each

15= Singer and telly presenter Olly Murs: £8m

15= Rapper Dizzee Rascal: £8m

15= Singer Emeli Sande: £8m

15= Jamal Edwards, urban music guru from SB.TV: £8m

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