McCartney & Adele tops UK Music Rich List
(London) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney’s 680-million-pound ($1.04 billion) fortune put him at the top of a list ranking the UK and Ireland’s richest musicians that also highlighted Adele as the wealthiest young music millionaire. McCartney was followed closely by music and stage impresario Andrew Lloyd-Webber at 620 million pounds. McCartney, 70, has topped all the charts for the country’s wealthiest musicians since the Rich List began in 1989, when the former Beatle was worth just 80 million pounds.
Adele topped the 2013 Young Music Rich List of entertainers aged 30 and under with a 30 million pound fortune. With the continued worldwide success of her album “21”, this was a 50 percent increase on the 20 million pounds which put the Oscar-winning singer-songwriter atop the list in 2012. New entries to the youngsters’ list, each worth 5 million pounds, included singer-songwriters Emeli Sandé, aged 26, Ed Sheeran, 22, and all five members of boy band One Direction, Niall Horan, 19, Zayn Malik, 20, Liam Payne, 19, Harry Styles, 19, and Louis Tomlinson, 21.