He's a rich man: Paul McCartney remains the UK's wealthiest musician

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The 2017 edition of The Sunday Times of London’s list of wealthiest music artists in the U.K. and Ireland was published Thursday, and to the surprise of probably no one, Paul McCartney again has landed at the top of the tally.

The former Beatles star and his wife, Nancy Shevell, have a combined fortune of 780 million pounds, or about $1 billion, up from their 2016 net worth of 760 million pounds. Shevell, a trucking heiress, contributes 150 million pounds — or about $194 million — to the couple’s wealth.

U2 is the next famous musical artist on The Sunday Times‘ 2017 Rich List. The Irish quartet is collectively is worth 548 million pounds, or around $708 million, placing them at #3 on the tally. In fourth place is Elton John, who is worth 290 million pounds, or around $375 million. Rounding out the top five is Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger with 250 million pounds, or $323 million.

Jagger’s band mate Keith Richards is at #6, with fortune valued at a 235 million pounds, or $303 million. Next on the list are late Beatles guitarist George Harrison‘s widow and son, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, with 210 million pounds, or $271 million.

Another ex-Fab Four member, drummer Ringo Starr, is ranked eighth with 200 million pounds, or about $258 million. Former Police frontman Sting rounds out the top 10 with 185 million pounds, or about $239 million.

Veteran rock and pop artists who appear further down on the list include Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart, who are tied at #11; Rogers Waters at #13; Tom Jones at #14; Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne at #17; Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts at #18; and Queen guitarist Brian May at #19.

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