Paul McCartney tops music millionaires rich list
Sir Paul McCartney has not had a UK number one single in decades but that has not stopped him being the richest man in music.
23 April 2015
Sir Paul has an estimated personal fortune of £730 million. Credit: PA
The former Beatle is said to have amassed a personal fortune of £730 million - £20 million up from last year - well ahead of his nearest rival Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is estimated to be worth £650 million.
Irish rockers U2 share a £431 million fortune, with Sir Elton John and Sir Mick Jagger said to be worth £270 million and £225 million respectively.
A top 40 musical millionaires chart, put together for The Sunday Times Rich List, shows Sir Mick's bandmate and songwriting partner Keith Richards as being worth £210 million.
While Sir Paul's fellow Beatle Ringo Starr is estimated to have a fortune worth £180 million.
Other names on the chart include Irish musician Enya whose fortune is estimated at £90 million and newcomer Calvin Harris, with the DJ and producer said to be worth £70 million.
The full Rich List, a 128-page guide to the 1,000 richest people in the UK and 250 wealthiest in Ireland, is published on Sunday.
Here is a rundown of the Top 10:
1. Sir Paul McCartney £730 million
2. Lord Lloyd-Webber £650 million
3. U2 £431 million
4. Sir Elton John £270 million
5. Sir Mick Jagger £225 million
6. Keith Richards £210 million
7. Michael Flatley £195 million
8. Ringo Starr/Sting £180 million
10. Roger Waters £160 million
Last updated Thu 23 Apr 2015
SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY TOPS MUSICIANS’ RICH LIST
posted April 23, 2015
Sir Paul McCartney has topped the latest Sunday Times Rich List of musicians with a personal fortune of £730m.
The Beatle’s fortune is estimated to have risen by £20m on 2014’s figure, in part due to a boost from his wife, Nancy Shevell’s, £150m stake in her family’s trucking business.
Andrew Lloyd Webber is second on the list with an estimated £650m fortune while Irish rockers round out the top three with £431m to their name.
The highest new entry on the list is producer and DJ Calvin Harris. The Scottish musician reached number 30 in the list with an estimated £70m fortune.
According to the list, the sum puts Calvin on a par with Mark Knopfler and Pete Townshend.
The full top ten is below:
Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell £730m
Lord Lloyd-Webber £650m
Sir Elton John £270m
Sir Mick Jagger £225m
Keith Richards £210 m
Michael Flatley £195m
Ringo Starr £180m
Roger Waters £160m