Multiple award-winning singer, Ed Sheeran, has outshone his colleague, Adele, in the Sunday Times Rich List released recently.
Sheeran doubles his wealth last year to £160m, last year, making him become the 17th richest musician in the UK and Ireland, with Adele in 22nd with £150m, having not toured since 2017.
The singers, aged 28 and 31 respectively, are youthful exceptions in a veteran-heavy list, topped by Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s £820m fortune.
Chart-topping grime artiste Stormzy debuts on the list with £16m.
Lloyd Webber’s dominance aged 71 sees him overtake Sir Paul McCartney in second, with £750m.
The former Beatle, 76, is the only star to see his wealth reduce, down £70 on last year’s total.
Irish rock group U2 are third, with the Bono-fronted four-piece valued together at £583m.
Sir Elton John – the subject of upcoming biopic Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton – reached fourth, with a gain of £20m, despite sizeable charitable donations to his Aids foundations in the UK and the US.
Former Riverdance star Michael Flatley also features, coming ninth with £204m.
In 2018, Sheeran is thought to have earned more than any other musician in a single year in history, from a world tour which brought in box office takings of more than £340m across 94 gigs.
Queen have enjoyed a successful year thanks to the huge success of the Oscar-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which has taken more than $900m (£686m) at the box office worldwide.
Brian May (£160m), Roger Taylor (£155m) and John Deacon (£130m) have each seen a £25m rise in their net worth in the past year.