Wayne Rooney in action before his injury
Despite announcing his presence on the global scene aged just 17, England captain Wayne Rooney has been on the ball ever since Getty Images

Young, rich and fabulous – what else could Britons under 30-years-old ask for as house prices soar to nine times earnings on average in the UK? Despite the bleak outlook for many, there are plenty of success stories as the "50 young rich" listed on this year's Sunday Times Rich List possess a cool combined wealth of £3.372bn ($4.856bn).

Wayne Rooney nets success

England and Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney is perhaps the most recognisable figure on the list at number six. Rooney announced his presence on the footballing scene with a smashing goal against Arsenal five days before his 17th birthday, The prodigy now rakes in £300,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player in the Premier League.

England's all-time leading goalscorer will probably continue netting the weekly six-figure salary until he is 34-years-old. Lucrative endorsement deals with Nike and Samsung plus the millions added by Rooney's wife, Coleen means the couple have amassed a £96m fortune.

We know, Adele's left us speechless

We can't decide if the Tottenham-born singer and global icon is continuing to climb the proverbial ladder or whether she is already on top of the world after being named as "Britain's richest ever female musician" with an £85m fortune – up £35m from last year.

The 27-year-old's wealth was jumped following the release of her much-anticipated third album, 25. Despite only being released in November, 25 became the fastest million-selling album in the UK after just 10 days while 3.3m copies were bought in the first week of its release in the US. It has now sold more than 15m copies.

And rumour has it that the angelic songstress' fortune is set to grow. "Adele is only 27 so I would see her getting in the main list of the richest 1,000 in a couple of years – she is only £15m-£20m away now," said Ian Coxon, who has edited The Sunday Times Rich Lists for two decades. Adele features in sixth place on the list.

Adele features in seventh place on the list.

Daniel Radcliffe conjures up plenty of charm – and money

While Harry Potter may only have managed an "Exceeds Expectations" in Charms at Ordinary Wizarding Level (OWL), Daniel Radcliffe is flying, much like the character he portrayed in the second-highest grossing film series of all time. Radcliffe's wealth has grown by £5m from last year to £74m today, putting him in eighth place.

After catapulting himself into the limelight, the 26-year-old actor capitalised on his childhood stardom to become a highly sought-after professional with roles in both theatre and film. Fulham-born Radcliffe now owns three properties in Manhattan, New York worth £13.5m.

Robert Pattinson's wealth will make you say 'oh mon Dior!'

Despite shooting to fame following his breakthrough appearance in The Twilight Saga, Pattinson is no equally recognised as the face of Dior Homme and received £8m over a three-year period. The actor, who is still making people swoon with his mightily good looks, stays in 10th place with a £65m fortune – no change on last year.

Ali G is well and truly Indahouse

We know he's not under 30, but comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is still making people feel like it's the early noughties and we think he deserves a mention. The 44-year-old actor – renowned for representing the Staines Massive as well as his roles in Borat and Bruno – and his wife, Isla Fisher were ranked 936th on the list of Britain's richest 1,000 people with a £105m fortune.