Paul McCartney Named UK's Wealthiest Musician

This Sunday, the Sunday Times Rich List will reveal that Sir Paul McCartney has been named the wealthiest musician in the UK.
The Beatles legend’s fortune has increased to a whopping £820 million, the 30th annual Sunday Times’ Rich List will reveal. McCartney’s growing riches is due to the royalties from the iconic group’s back catalogue, whilst it’s also been boosted by his wife Nancy Shevell’s assets.The ‘Hey Jude’ hitmaker’s 58-year-old spouse is the heiress to the US truck company New England Freight, which rakes in around £330 million yearly.
In 2015, the 75-year-old musician started benefiting from a new deal which saw all 13 records by the band – which also featured Sir Ringo Star and the late John Lennon and George Harrison – made available on streaming services.
The ‘Come Together’ hitmaker recently completed a 37-date tour across the world – including stops in Brazil and Mexico – which made him a staggering £100million from ticket sales.
Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards remain the wealthiest member of The Rolling Stones with £260m and £245m respectively.
 
Ed Sheeran’s wealth has grown by £28 million, more than anyone else on the list, with the ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker raking in £80 million.
The wealthiest of the One Direction lads is Harry Styles, whose self-titled debut solo LP was his record label Sony Music’s biggest global seller in the second quarter of 2017, with £50 million.

The 30th Annual Sunday Times Rich List - Musicians -May 2018
Sunday Times Rich List Sunday May 13, 2018

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