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Ed Sheeran’s wealth up £28m in a year, rich list shows

The singer-songwriter is now the second wealthiest young UK musician, after Adele.

Ed Sheeran’s wealth grew by £28 million last year – more than any other British musician.

The singer-songwriter, 27, has an overall net wealth of £80 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List.

While at 35th place in the overall list of richest UK musicians, the Shape Of You singer is second-wealthiest young musician.

Sir Paul McCartney is the richest musician in the history of the Rich List.

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Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell following an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace (Steve Parsons/PA)

The ex-Beatle and his wife, heiress Nancy Shevell, enjoy a combined wealth of £820 million, putting them at the top of the list.

Sir Paul’s £40 million rise in net wealth is split equally between revenue from the Beatles’ songs and income from a 37-date tour.

Composer Lord Lloyd-Webber is the second richest musician in the UK, with £740 million, followed by U2, up £21 million to £569 million.

Sir Elton John, who recently announced a three-year tour, is in fourth place with £300 million.

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Sir Elton John (Ian West/PA)

He is the only musician, alongside Sir Paul, to have appeared in the very first Sunday Times Rich List in 1989.

The Rolling Stones are up a collective £40 million, while Robbie Williams also enjoyed a big boost from touring, contributing to a £15 million rise in his net wealth to a total £165 million.

Top 10 Richest Musicians In The UK (2018):
1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
£820 million

2. Lord Lloyd-Webber
£740 million

3. U2
£569 million

4. Sir Elton John
£300 million

5. Sir Mick Jagger
£260 million

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Sir Mick Jagger (Anthony Devlin/PA)

6. Keith Richards
£245 million

7. Olivia and Dhani Harrison
£230 million

8. Sir Ringo Starr
£220 million

9. Michael Flatley
£202 million

10. Sting
£190 million

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