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Katie Melua worth a staggering £18m

Katie Melua has come a long way from the days when she used to serve petrol in a north Belfast forecourt.

The Ulster-bred singer is now worth a staggering £18m — doubling her weatlh in the past year and coming in at number seven in this year's Sunday Times Young Music Millionaires list. And troubled Amy Winehouse has accrued an estimated wealth of £10m.

The 24-year-old singer, whose dishevelled appearance and odd behaviour has sparked renewed concerns about her well-being, makes her debut in the list.

She ranks 10th in the top 100 richest people in music in Britain aged 30 and under.

X Factor chart-topper Leona Lewis is also a new entry at 14th place with an estimated £6m.

Corinne Bailey Rae, whose husband died from a suspected drugs overdose last month, and Natasha Bedingfield, are also worth £6m.

Beatle's son Dhani Harrison, the son of the late George Harrison, tops the list with the £160m inheritance he shares with his mother, Olivia.

The highest new entry is Manchester-born fashion model Karen Elson (sixth) who shares her £25m fortune with her White Stripes frontman husband Jack White.

Others who remain in the list from previous years include violinist Vanessa-Mae (£32m), Joss Stone (£12m), Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson (£11m), Katherine Jenkins (£9m) and Jamie Cullum (£5m).

In a separate list of Britain's Richest 100 Young Millionaires, Emma Watson (£10m) and her Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint (£7m) feature for the first time.

They join Daniel Radcliffe, who has added to his wealth and is now worth £20m.

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