Adele Sneaks into Rich Old White Man Party

By Gary Cutlack on at

"Loads of old people are really rich" is the shock finding of the latest counting of the money people have, with the Sunday Times releasing its regular guesstimation of the cash stockpiles of the country's famous stock of Grade II listed ancient musicians.

The only one that's not a man or has money sourced from the 1960s and 1970s career of a man is comparative newcomer Adele, who sits at 19th on the list with an estimated wealth of £125m. Top, obviously, is always-richest man Paul McCartney, who's sitting on around £780m of money thanks to doing that song about frogs in the 1980s and the theme tune to Spies Like Us.

Lord Lloyd-Webber is at number two because of the way people in London pay loads of money to sit through two hours of his songs in theatres all the time, "U2" is in second place as whoever put the list couldn't be bothered to break it down into individual band members, with Elton John and Mick Jagger next with more than a couple of hundred million each.

The youngest man on the list to have earned his money before selling music stopped being so lucrative for artists is Robbie Williams, and even he's old now at 43. [BBC]

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