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Rich people remain rich, annual study of rich people finds

By | Published on Thursday 21 April 2016

Paul McCartney

News just in, rich people are rich. Among musicians, Paul McCartney remains the richest, while Adele is now the richest female musician from the UK to ever live. Macca and his wife Nancy Shevell have added £30 million to their now £760 million fortune in the last year, while Adele has almost doubled hers to £85 million, according to the incoming new Sunday Times Rich List.

Andrew Lloyd-Webber is still number two on the musical rich list with £715 million, and he gets there without cheating by pairing up with a spouse or bandmates. If it weren’t for Shevell’s £150 million stake in her father’s business, Lloyd-Webber would be right out in front. Other dirty cheats in the top ten are U2, who all together take the number three spot by claiming to be one entity, and George Harrison’s widow Olivia and son Dhani Harrison, only one of whom is actually a musician. You people are the worst.

Other non-musicians in the list include Duncan Jones and Iman Abdulmajid, who come in at 29 with their own combined wealth and that which they recently inherited from David Bowie.

Adele actually comes in at number 30 in the overall list, but is again the richest musician under 30 years old. She’s trailed by Ed Sheeran, who apparently now has £45 million in the bank. In third on the youngster musical money bags list are the members of One Direction collectively, despite losing the £30 million apparently owned by Zayn Malik from their total.

I should note too that while Adele is now the UK’s richest ever female musician, she still trails behind Irish singer Enya, who has £91 million burning a hole in her pocket.

Anyway, here’s the overall musical rich list top ten:

1. Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell – £760m
2. Andrew Lloyd-Webber – £715m
3. U2 – £500m
4. Elton John – £280m
5. Mick Jagger – £235m
6. Olivia and Dhani Harrison – £220m
6. Keith Richards – £220m
8. Ringo Starr – £200m
9. Michael Flatley – £198m
10. Sting – £185m

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