Her Grammy-winning sophomore LP 21 is sailing back toward the top of the US album chart — for a 24th non-consecutive week, mind you — so it makes sense that Adele, who landed three #1 singles in the past year, would top The Sunday Times Rich List 2012 for wealthiest musicians under 30. The 23-year-old “Set Fire To The Rain” songstress beat her fellow chirping countrywomen to the top by amassing a fortune of £20 million, which, when converted to dollars, comes out to about $31.8 million.
It’s good news for all you male fortune hunters out there, as women pretty much rule the rest the list. In the runner-up spot behind Adele, Girls Aloud singer/former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole, 28, whose bank account holds just over $19 million, is tied with 2006 X Factor winner Leona Lewis, 27.
As for the UK’s richest young actors, the top three positions are filled by Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe ($85.8 million), Twilight‘s Robert Pattinson ($63.6 million) and Pirates Of The Caribbean‘s Keira Knightley ($47.7 million), respectively.