13 May, 2017
John Caudwell, who lives at Eccleshall near the north Shropshire border, is the fourth richest person in the West Midlands, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List, after increasing his fortune by £14 million to £1.514 billion in the a year ago.
The London pop singer is the richest solo female musician, as her wealth grew from £85 million ($109 million) to £125 million ($161 million) thanks to continuing sales of her hit album 25 and a massive global tour in support of it, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Second in the list is Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber who boasts €875 million in 2017 with his continued involvement in musical theatre while The Rolling Stones are well represented with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts increasing their collective wealth by nearly €60 million.
However, despite Adele earning an eye-watering amount of dollah, she's still only joint 19th in the list of richest musicians - the rest of the list is dominated by men and sees Sir Paul McCartney in the top spot with £780m.
Other notable inclusions in this year's music millionaires list include Robbie Williams, worth €176 million and 16th on the list, and Sir Tom Jones who is worth €188 million and 14th on the list.
Adele's huge increase is down to the success of her massive, 122-date Adele Live 2016 world tour, which formally finished in New Zealand back on March 26th but which will hit Wembley Stadium in London for four special shows from 28th June to 2nd July. Such strong record sales and a busy touring schedule propel her into our main list for the first time.
The Music Millionaires list is released ahead of the 29th annual Sunday Times Rich List, which will be published this weekend.
"It seems rock music - be it performing or watching - is no longer just for the young".
This puts her at No19 on the Music Rich List but, more importantly, allows her to enter the overall Rich List for the first time.
U2 AND Michael Flatley have retained their place among Britain and Ireland's 20 richest musicians. The list is based on identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies.
The Sunday Times Rich List is compiled by Robert Watts. It excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access. The Young Rich List details the 50 individuals with the biggest fortunes aged 30 or under.