THE BEATLES MADE AN IMPRESSIVE £43.5MILLION LAST YEAR
Money is still rolling in for the Fab Four
Friday 16th August 2013 by Chloe Ravat
Photos by WENN.com
Despite having formed over 50 years ago and splitting 43 years ago, The Beatles have still managed to turn over an £43.5 million fortune in 2012.
The figure is even £2 million higher than last year according to the band's business, Apple Corps Limited.
Living Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well has George Harrison and John Lennon's widows Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono will receive £5.1 million each in dividends, promotional activities and name and likeness payments.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source said: "The Beatles have been the most famous band in the world since the 60s and it keeps on paying.
''The obsession with the Fab Four has never stopped, even half a century after they started. 'So the money just keeps rolling in.''
Watch The Beatles' perform their classic 'She Loves You' live in 1963 below:
It is testament to music fans' ongoing love affair with the band and the phenomena they became that they continue to rake in such formidable sums all these years later.
Back in June, drummer Ringo Starr opened up about the possibility of a Beatles reunion in 2013 were all band members still alive today.
"It's a crazy question," he told the Mirror newspaper. "I'd like to think, yes, we would."
He continued: "Paul still goes out with his band, I go out with him and John would probably have been going out with his... But who knows, it could have come together."