McCartney tops 2015 musicians' rich list
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has topped the Sunday Times' Rich List of musicians with his £730m fortune. He is worth an estimated £20m more than last year, and enjoys a significant boost from his American heiress wife's £150m stake in her family's US trucking business.
It puts him well ahead of his nearest rival on the list, Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is estimated to be worth £650m.
Of the 1,000 richest people in the UK and the 250 wealthiest in Ireland, the list puts Irish band U2 at third place. Pop veteran Sir Elton John and Rolling Stones' frontman Sir Mick Jagger follow with their fortunes.
For the third year running, singer-songwriter Adele, who is 26, has topped the list for young music millionaires under the age of 30 in Britain and Ireland, with an estimated fortune of £50m. The four members of the boy band One Direction plus former band mate Zayn Malik share the second spot.