An annual rich list says Paul McCartney is Britain’s first billionaire musician

LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is a billionaire Beatle.

Based on figures launched Friday, the previous member of the Fab 4 is the primary British musician to be price 1 billion kilos ($1.27 billion).

The annual Sunday Instances Wealthy Record calculated that the wealth of the 81-year-old musician and his spouse, Nancy Shevell, had grown by 50 million kilos since final yr because of McCartney’s 2023 Obtained Again tour, the rising worth of his again catalogue and Beyonce’s cowl of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” on her “Cowboy Carter” album.

A “ultimate” Beatles music, “Now and Then,” was additionally launched in November and topped music charts within the U.S., the U.Ok. and different international locations. Surviving Beatles McCartney and Ringo Starr accomplished a demo monitor recorded in 1977 by the late John Lennon, including in guitar by George Harrison, who died in 2001.

The newspaper estimated 50 million kilos of the couple’s wealth is because of Shevell, daughter of the late U.S. trucking tycoon Mike Shevell.

McCartney ranked one hundred and sixty fifth general on the newspaper’s revered and broadly perused record of the U.Ok.’s 350 richest folks. Prime spot went to Gopi Hinduja and his household, who personal the banking, media and leisure conglomerate Hinduja Group and are price an estimated 37 billion kilos.

Different leisure figures on the record embody “Harry Potter” creator J.Ok. Rowling, whose fortune is estimated at 945 million kilos, and singer Elton John, estimated to be price 470 million kilos.

King Charles III ranked 258th with an estimated weath of 610 million kilos. The king’s fortune consists of the massive inherited personal estates of Sandringham in England and Balmoral in Scotland. The entire doesn’t embody gadgets which might be held in belief by the monarch for the nation, such because the Crown Jewels.

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