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Musical rich list dominated by old men and young ladies

By | Published on Friday 23 April 2010

There might be a lack of women at the top of the music industry behind the scenes, but when it comes to young on-stage talent the ladies are dominating.

It’s Sunday Times Rich List time again, and the list of wealthy UK music stars under 30 is very female dominated, with Charlotte Church, Katherine Jenkins and Leona Lewis tying for first place (each with an £11 million fortune), followed by Cheryl Cole (£10 million), Katie Melua (£10 million) and Joss Stone (£9 million). You have to go down to Craig David and his £8 million haul at seventh place to find a cock, in two senses of the word.

Though, unsurprisingly, when you open up the poll to Brit-based music types of all ages, the men reappear at the top of the heap. Warner Music boss Edgar Bronfman Jr, new to the Rich List following his decision to relocate himself in London town, comes top thanks to his £1.6 billion fortune, much of which comes from his family’s former booze empire, of course. The other big bucks music men are one time Zomba Records owner Clive Calder, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Paul McCartney, Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell.

The Sunday Times Rich List is published on Sunday.

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