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Thursday 31 July 2014

Sir Paul McCartney tops rich list

Sir Paul McCartney is top of the music rich list

Sir Paul McCartney has conquered the charts again - coming top of the Sunday Times Rich List of musical millionaires.

The former Beatle shares a £680 million fortune with his wife Nancy Shevell, according to the researchers who put the list together.

He has topped the list of wealthy musicians every time it has been put together since 1989 when his fortune was estimated at £80 million.

At least some of his fortune comes from his wife - the heiress to a US transport firm - who is said to be worth £150 million alone.

Sir Paul is not the only entry to get a boost in their fortune from their partner - a combined fortune of £200 million puts Victoria and David Beckham in the top 10, while Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow also feature.

Andrew Lloyd Webber was second in the chart with a fortune of £620 million, followed by Irish rockers U2 with £520 million.

Other music millionaires who made the top ten were Sir Elton John, Sir Mick Jagger, Michael Flatley, Keith Richards, Olivia and Dhani Harrison and Sting.

The full list will be published on Sunday April 21.

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