Musicians' Rich List 2015: Sir Paul McCartney Beats Elton John And U2 To The Top Spot

Sir Paul McCartney’s used to topping charts, and now he’s number one on the Sunday Times’ musicians’ rich list, thanks to his huge £730 million fortune.

The former Beatle is almost £100 million ahead of his closest rival Andrew Lloyd-Webber, who is estimated to be worth £650 million.

Paul McCartney

The BBC notes that Macca’s bank balance gets a boost from his wife Nancy Shavell, who has a whooping £150 million stake in her family’s transport business.

Paul’s former bandmate Ringo Starr also makes the cut, coming in joint eighth place on the list with a cool £180 million.

Ringo Starr

U2’s years on the music business have earnt them plenty of cash, and their collective estimated wealth of £431 million puts them in fourth place, just ahead of Elton John, who’s in fourth.

Paul’s been making music for decades and the veteran rocker is showing no signs of slowing down.

The musician is currently midway through a huge world tour and Paul’s also been busy in the studio, working with Kanye West and Rihanna.

See the full Sunday Times’ musicians’ rich list top 10 below…

1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell (£730m)

2. Lord Lloyd-Webber £650m)

3. U2 (£431m)

4. Sir Elton John (£270m)

5. Sir Mick Jagger (£225m)

6. Keith Richards (£210m)

7. Michael Flatley (£195m)

=8. Ringo Starr (£180m)

=8. Sting (£180m)

9. Roger Waters (£160m)

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