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Donegal singer-songwriter Enya worth £91m

By Julia Hunt

Published 21/04/2016

Enya has not had a number one single in the UK in more than two decades, but that has not stopped her from landing a spot in the Sunday Times Rich List of music millionaires
Enya has not had a number one single in the UK in more than two decades, but that has not stopped her from landing a spot in the Sunday Times Rich List of music millionaires

Van Morrison may be sitting on a fortune - but an even more reclusive Ulster singer has wealth that makes the Belfast man's £50m look like small change.

Enya has not had a number one single in the UK in more than two decades, but that has not stopped her from landing a spot in the Sunday Times Rich List of music millionaires.

The Donegal singer-songwriter - who achieved global success with Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) in 1988 - has amassed an incredible fortune of £91m. She is ranked 28th in the Top 50 of music millionaires in Britain and Ireland, down three places from 2015.

She is one of the most successful folk singers of all time, shifting more than 75 million records worldwide. The only Irish musicians to sell more records are U2.

The star (54) has had huge commercial success despite not touring and taking years between albums.

Ian Coxon, who has edited the Sunday Times Rich List for 20 years, explained: "Enya hasn't moved a great deal, she's only up a million this year but she's a well-established artist and over her career she has sold millions of records."

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