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Sunday, 12 March, 2000, 09:40 GMT
Charlotte is UK's youngest millionaire
Charlotte Church
Welsh singing star Charlotte Church has been revealed as Britain's youngest millionaire in a Sunday newspaper's list of the young rich.

The 14-year-old Cardiff schoolgirl is worth 10m and ranks equal 42nd in the Sunday Times list of 60 millionaires in Britain aged 30 or under.

In January a magazine revealed she had soared into the top 10 of rock and pop's biggest UK earners, according to new figures.

Pope John Paul II
Charlotte Church has sung for the Pope
Estimates show the Welsh prodigy made about 6m before tax in 1999, joining Robbie Williams and Norman Cook - alias DJ Fatboy Slim - as new entries in a list published by Heat magazine.

Her success began when Charlotte was signed by Sony Music in 1997 after she was spotted on a TV talent show.

Her album Voice Of An Angel and her self-titled follow-up have sold millions of copies worldwide and made her the youngest ever solo artist to enter the American top 30 album chart.

She has sung Hark The Herald Angels Sing for the Pope at the Vatican and took the same stage as former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell to sing for Prince Charles's 50th birthday.

She also sang Amazing Grace for Bill and Hillary Clinton at the Ford's Theatre in Washington and joined them for tea at the White House afterwards.

The young sporano is due to perform at the launch of the first Classical Brits awards at the Royal Albert Hall on 6 May.

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