Paul McCartney: Richest Musician in the U.K., AgainBy: Josh Wolford - April 11, 2013
Baby, you’re a rich man.
For the 25th consecutive year, Sir Paul McCartney has been named the richest musician in the U.K. on the Sunday Times rich list. The 70-year-old former Beatle is estimated to be the proud owner of a 680 million pound (roughly $1.05 billion) fortune. He shares that fortune with his third wife, Nancy Shevell.
McCartney has topped this rich list for musicians every single year since it began in 1989.
According to Forbes, McCartney racked up $57 million in earnings last year.
McCartney narrowly beat out Andrew Lloyd Webber (£620 million). In the third spot was U2 (as a whole), with an estimated worth of £520 million. Other top finishers on the music rich list (in order) were Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham, Sir Mick Jagger, Michael Flatley, Keith richards, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, and Sting.
The Sunday Times also puts out a Young Music rich list, which was topped by Adele this time (£30 million). She was followed by Cheryl Cole, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, and Florence Welch.
Recently, you may have seen McCartney close the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics and perform alongside the surviving members of Nirvana at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert. That was seen by approximately 2 billion people worldwide.