Sir Paul McCartney has not had a UK number one single in decades but that has not stopped him topping the only chart that counts – the top 40 musical millionaires.

The former Beatle has a personal fortune of STG730 million ($A1.42 billion) – 20 million up from last year – and is well ahead of his nearest rival Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is estimated to be worth 650 million.

Sir Paul’s fortune is given a significant boost by his wife Nancy Shevell, who has a 150 million stake in her family’s US trucking business.

Irish rockers U2 share a 431 million fortune, with Sir Elton John and Sir Mick Jagger said to be worth 270 million and 225 million respectively.

The chart, put together for The Sunday Times Rich List, shows Sir Mick’s bandmate and songwriting partner Keith Richards as being worth 210 million while Sir Paul’s fellow Beatle Ringo Starr is estimated to have a fortune worth 180 million.

Other names on the chart include Irish musician Enya whose fortune is estimated at 90 million and newcomer Calvin Harris, with the DJ and producer said to be worth 70 million.

Also in the chart is Engelbert Humperdinck whose 2012 Eurovision failure has not dented his financial success, with his fortune estimated at 65 million.


The full Rich List, a 128-page guide to the 1,000 richest people in the UK and 250 wealthiest in Ireland, is published on Sunday.


The Sunday Times Rich List 2015 Top 10 millionaires in the UK and Ireland.

1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell 730 million

2. Lord Lloyd-Webber 650 million


3. U2 431 million

4. Sir Elton John 270 million

5. Sir Mick Jagger 225 million

6. Keith Richards 210 million

7. Michael Flatley 195 million

8. Ringo Starr 180 million


8. Sting 180 million

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