The 23-year-old 'Someone Like You' hitmaker has risen to the top of the Sunday Times Rich List thanks to the huge success of her album '21', which sold in excess of 20 million copies worldwide, reported Sun online.
"Adele's been the success story of the past year by a mile. You only get an Adele once every ten years. It's success on a ginormous scale," said Steve Redmond, Entertainment Retailers Association.
Singers Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis and Katie Melua are all in second place with an impressive 12 million pounds, while Adele's fellow Brit School alum Jessie J has made her debut appearance on the list for those aged 30 and under, with a fortune of 5 million pounds.
The rundown of Britain's highest-earning young actors is once again topped by "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe, 22, and his 54 million pounds, up by 6 million pounds from last year thanks to his latest film, "The Woman In Black". In the second place is "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson, 25, who has increased his wealth by 8 million pounds since last year, taking his total to 40 million pounds, while Keira Knightley, 27, still has an estimated 30 million pounds, the same as last year.