SINGER Adele has been named the highest-paid British celebrity under the age of 30, earning £22.5million last year at just 24.
And Robert Pattinson’s £17million from vampire hit Twilight makes the 26-year-old the second highest-earning young Brit.
A world Top 10 compiled by Forbes magazine also put Adele in sixth, with Pattinson joint ninth with Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner, 20.
Six of the Top 10 are women, with singer Taylor Swift, 22, top with earnings of £36.6million. She narrowly beat Justin Bieber, 18, who earned £35.4million.
Forbes’ Dorothy Pomerantz said: “We’re seeing this confluence of talented young female stars. They have such distinct personalities and sounds, they can co-exist.”
1. Taylor Swift, 22, £36.6m
2. Justin Bieber, 18, £35.4m
3. Rihanna, 24, £34m
4. Lady Gaga, 26, £33.4m
5. Katy Perry, 27, £29m
6. Adele, 24, £22.5m
7. Kristen Stewart, 22, £22.2m
8. Lil Wayne, 29, £17.4m
9. Robert Pattinson, 26, £17m;
10. Taylor Lautner, 20, £17m.