The 17 richest young millionaire athletes in Britain

DIVA Adele is the second-wealthiest young musician

DIVA Adele is the second-wealthiest young musician

Rory McIlroy has been revealed as the richest young sports star in Britain and Ireland, according to the 30th edition of The Sunday Times Rich List.

His increased wealth is down to the successes of Ineos, the London-headquartered chemicals company which is now locked in a legal battle with the Scottish government over its moratorium on fracking.

Theater legend Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is #2 on the list, followed by U2, who have a collective worth of about $720 million.

In second place were Sri and Gopi Hinduja whose personal wealth was valued at £20.64bn, up £4.44bn from previous year. Their fortune jumped by £4.44 billion, with their India-based vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland and the Mumbai-based IndusInd Bank having a particularly successful year.

Sir Ian Wood, one of the leading players in Aberdeen's oil boom years, is third on the Scottish list, with a £1.712bn fortune. But he retains a 1.2 per cent holding worth £50.4 million.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is the richest musician overall in the United Kingdom, with an estimated worth of $1.1 billion.

There are now 141 women on the list, with Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken of the brewing dynasty ranked highest at number six.

But not everyone has had a fruitful year. Ed comes in at #2, with a fortune of just under $108 million.

Meanwhile, disgraced ex-BHS boss Sir Philip Green's wealth tumbled £787m to £2bn following sales failures at Topshop and Miss Selfridge, as well as a commitment to paying £363m to settle the BHS pension scheme.

Her wealth increased by £15 million a year ago.

In January the chain announced 12 of its 37 branches were to close. "Four big names of the hedge fund world have seen big falls in their wealth over the past year". The couple are now 11th on the list. The Duke is also the UK's youngest billionaire.

Robert Watts, who compiled the list, said: 'Britain is changing.

The annual Sunday Times Rich List said Hinduja brothers, Srichand and Gopichand, were worth £20.64 billion after seeing their fortune rise by £4.44 billion from 2017.

'Aristocrats and inherited wealth has been elbowed out of the list and replaced by an army of self-made entrepreneurs.

Today's super rich include people who have set up businesses selling chocolate, sushi, pet food and eggs.