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McCartney tops millionaires list

Published 23/04/2015

Sir Paul McCartney has a personal fortune of £730 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List
Sir Paul McCartney has a personal fortune of £730 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List

Sir Paul McCartney has not had a UK number one single in decades but that has not stopped him topping the only chart that counts - the top 40 musical millionaires.

The former Beatle has a personal fortune of £730 million - £20 million up from last year - and is well ahead of his nearest rival Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is estimated to be worth £650 million.

Sir Paul's fortune is given a significant boost by his wife Nancy Shevell, who has a £150 million stake in her family's US trucking business.

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.

The 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.

Also in the chart is Engelbert Humperdinck whose 2012 Eurovision failure has not dented his financial success, with his fortune estimated at £65 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.

:: The Sunday Times Rich List 2015 Top 40 music millionaires in the UK and Ireland.

1 - Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell £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 £180 million

8= Sting £180 million

10 - Roger Waters £160 million

11 - Eric Clapton £155 million

12 - Sir Tom Jones £150 million

12= Sir Tim Rice £150 million

12= Rod Stewart £150 million

15= David Bowie and Iman Abdulmajid £135 million

15= Robbie Williams £135 million

17 - Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne £130 million

18= Phil Collins £110 million

18= Brian May £110 million

18= Charlie Watts £110 million

21= George Michael £105 million

21= Roger Taylor £105 million

23 = Jimmy Page £100 million

23 = Robert Plant £100 million

25 = Enya £90 million

25 = David Gilmour £90 million

27 - John Deacon £85 million

28 - Noel and Liam Gallagher £77 million

29 - Nick Mason £75 million

30= Calvin Harris £70 million

30= Mark Knopfler £70 million

30= Pete Townshend £70 million

33= Gary Barlow £65 million

33= Engelbert Humperdinck £65 million

35= Barry Gibb £60 million

35= John Paul Jones £60 million

37= Kylie Minogue £55 million

37 = Sir Cliff Richard £55 million

39 = Guy Berryman £52 million

39 = Jonny Buckland £52 million

39 = Will Champion £52 million

39 = Chris Martin £52 million

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