LONDON – Former Beatle Paul McCartney tops the list of the 40 richest musicians in Britain and Ireland with a fortune he shares with his wife of around l billion euros ($1.07 billion).
The veteran artist, who continues to compose and tour at 72, heads the rich list put together annually by The Sunday Times to be published on Sunday.
English composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber is in second place with a personal fortune valued at 910 million euros.
Irish rock band U2 with a combined total worth of 431 million euros and Sir Elton John worth 270 million euros are in third and fourth places respectively.
Placed fifth is Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger with 315 million euros, followed by fellow band member Keith Richards, Irish dancer Michael Flatley, former Beatle Ringo Starr, Sting and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters rounding off the Top 10.
Also on the list are Eric Clapton (11), Welsh singer Tom Jones and Rod Stewart (12), David Bowie and wife Iman (15) and Robbie Williams (15).
The list of rich musicians under the age of 30 in Britain is topped by Adele with a fortune of over 70 million euros.
She is followed by the members of boy band One Direction with an estimated fortune of 35 million euros each.
Ed Sheeran is in seventh place, followed by Ellie Goulding (8) and soul singer Sam Smith (14).