The former member of the legendary British band The Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney was officially recognized as the richest musician – he led the annual list of publications The Sunday Times, which regularly counts the income of artists.
McCartney’s fortune is estimated at 730 million pounds (just over $ 1 billion), and the accounts of ex-Beatles are constantly replenished: only last year, he earned $ 30 million. It is worth noting that the wife of the musician, Nancy Shevell, also makes a significant contribution to the family budget: the value of her shares in the family trucking company is 150 million pounds.
According to McCartney, the secret of his success is the ability to stay on the wave in a constantly changing pop music. Confirmation of this is the recent collaboration of Sir Paul with Rihanna and Kanye West.
Second in the list is the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and bronze went to U2 (the guys have 645 million for four). On the top ten also appear Sir Elton John ($ 404 million) and Mick Jagger ($ 337 million).