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Baby, He’s Still a Rich Man: Paul McCartney Again Ranked the UK’s Wealthiest Musician


Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsThe Sunday Times of London will publish the 2016 edition of its annual Rich List this weekend and, once again, Paul McCartney is ranked the wealthiest music artist in the U.K. and Ireland.

Billboard reports that the former Beatles star and his wife, Nancy Shevell, have a combined fortune of 760 million pounds, or about $1.1 billion, up from their 2015 net worth of 730 million pounds. Shevell, a trucking heiress, contributes 150 million pounds — or about $215 million — to the couple’s wealth.

U2 is the next famous rock or pop artist on The Sunday Times‘ 2016 Rich List. The Irish quartet is collectively is worth 500 million pounds, or around $717 million, placing them at #3 on the tally. In fourth place is Elton John, who is worth with 280 million pounds, or around $401 million. Rounding out the top five is Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger with 235 million pounds, or $337 million.

Jagger’s band mate Keith Richards, with a fortune of 225 million pounds, or $315 million, is tied for #6 with George Harrison‘s widow and son, Olivia and Dhani Harrison.

In eighth place is ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who is valued at 200 million pounds, or about $287 million. Former Police frontman Sting rounds out the top 10 with 185 million pounds, or about 265 million.

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