The richest young people in Britain have cultivated their wealth through music, films, modelling, sports, and even vlogging. Inheritance also plays a part for those reigning the top spots, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Every year, the Sunday Times calculates who are the richest people in Britain and release dozens of lists, according to identifiable wealth including land, property, other assets such as art, and shares in companies. The calculations do not include the amount contained in people’s bank accounts. One of the lists rank the richest people aged 30 or under.
Dominating the top of the table is Hugh Grosvenor with a fortune of £10.1bn ($13.1bn) after he inherited his family’s huge property portfolio following the death of this father. Similarly, Lady Charlotte Wellesley, came in second on the list with a fortune of £2.835bn due to her family’s brewing portfolio.
However, while other young people in the top 10 of the list can count their families for the reason for their huge fortunes, a number of music artists, footballers, and actors rank highly.
Ed Sheeran earned more during 2018 than any musician has in a single year, pushing his fortune up to £160m, making him fifth in the list.
Rory McIlroy came in sixth, thanks to his successful career in golf, while footballer Gareth Bale came in seventh.
Actors from the Harry Potter franchise also continue to dominate the tables, with Daniel Radcliffe in at number eight with a net worth of £90m while Emma Watson came in 12th.
Members of the One Direction boy-band also made the top 20, with Harry Styles being the richest of the group with a net worth of £ 58m.
The below’s figures showed 21 richest young people in Britain
The rich list also unveiled how the career of vlogging has become increasingly lucrative.
PewDiePie (real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg), who is famed for his gaming commentary on YouTube, is the joint 36th richest person in Britain with property mogul Abe Simpson, with a net worth of £23m. PewDiePie made an extra £7m last year.
Editor: Judy Smith