SCOTTISH DJ and producer Calvin Harris is believed to have accrued a £95 million fortune - propelling him into the ranks of the UK's wealthiest musical acts.

Dumfries-born Harris, real name Adam Wiles, has seen his personal wealth leap by £25m in a year to place him at 27 in the Top 50 rich list.

It was recently reported that he and his girlfriend, the singer Taylor Swift, are to get married at a Scottish castle.


The couple, are understood to have selected Wedderburn Castle near Duns in the Scottish Borders as their venue of choice.

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The popular singer Adele, who has added £35m to her personal fortune in a year, tops the Young Music Rich List of performers aged 30 and under.

The 27-year-old singer is now worth £85m, and rises to 30th place in the Sunday Times list of the wealthiest of performers and composers in Britain and Ireland.

The Rolling Stones – Sir Mick Jagger, worth £235m; Keith Richards, £220m; Charlie Watts, £120m; and Ronnie Wood, £55m - with combined fortunes of £630m, up £40m on 2015, are the wealthiest band in Britain and Ireland.

They are ahead of U2 with a joint fortune of £500m, an increase of £69m on the 2015 Sunday Times Music Rich List.

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U2 was the highest-grossing rock act last year selling 1.29m tickets worth £66m for 76 concerts.

The 2016 Sunday Times Music Rich List is headed by Sir Paul McCartney, who with his wife Nancy Shevell, shares a joint fortune of £760m, up £30m on last year.

American-born Shevell has a £150m stake in her father’s New England Motor Freight trucking operation.


David Bowie’s widow and his filmmaker son by his first marriage to Angie, Iman Abdulmajid and Duncan Jones, join this year’s list with a joint family fortune of £90m, based on the £70m from Bowie’s will, their own wealth and royalties from the chart success of Bowie’s music after his death.

Sir Elton John is fourth - he is worth £280m on the annual list of wealth.

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Lord Lloyd-Webber is second on the list, worth £715m.

Britain and Ireland's wealthiest young band, with all the members aged under 30, is One Direction, with a combined wealth of £132m.

The four musicians in the One Direction line up, Niall Horan, aged 22, Liam Payne, 22, Harry Styles, 22, and Louis Tomlinson, 24, have each added £8m to their personal fortunes in a year and are individually each worth £33m, up from £25m last year.

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik, 23, has added £5m to his personal wealth, now worth £30m, helped by the success of his debut solo album, Mind of Mine, which topped the sales charts in the UK and the US this month.

Sam Smith and Florence Welch, who were new entries in the Young Rich List in 2015, worth £12m, have both added £8m to their personal wealth to join the Young Musicians Top 10 - each with fortunes of £20m.

The Rich List first appeared in 1989.

It charts the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in the UK and the 250 richest in Ireland.

The list is based on "identifiable wealth, including land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies."