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Ed Sheeran has overtaken Adele on the Sunday Times Rich List. The Shape of Singer achieved this feat by doubling his wealth in just a year.

In a new edition of the Sunday Times Rich List, the 28-year-old Sheeran’s net-worth is placed at £160 million. This is a £80 million increase from last year.

31-year-old Adele, on the other hand, is placed at a net-worth of N70.2 billion (£150 million) and retains her title of the wealthiest female recording artist.

With Sheeran’s net-worth, he is placed at number 17 while Adele places on number 22 on the Sunday Times Rich List, which is a list of the richest musicians in the UK and Ireland.

The two stars are two of the youngest stars on the list that is mainly dominated by veteran musicians including the likes of Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney.

Occupying top place on the list is 71-year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber with a fortune of £820m while he is followed by 76-year-old Sir Paul McCartney with £750m after his wealth reduced by £70m from last year’s total.

By Damilola Faustino

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