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Rich musician Paul McCartney

Rich musician Paul McCartney

May 15 2014, 3:20am CDT | by

Sir Paul McCartney, U2, Sir Elton John, and Simon Cowell are among the wealthiest people in music. The Beatles legend has scored fourth place in The Sunday Times' annual Rich List's Musician's list...

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Rich musician Paul McCartney

May 15 2014, 3:20am CDT | by

Sir Paul McCartney, U2, Sir Elton John, and Simon Cowell are among the wealthiest people in music.

The Beatles legend has scored fourth place in The Sunday Times' annual Rich List's Musician's list with a staggering £710 million fortune, with only record label bosses Len Balvantnik - who is worth £10 billion - and Clive Calder, and musicals supremo Sir Cameron Mackintosh placing higher.

Irish rockers U2 collectively placed sixth with a fortune of £428 million, considerably less than fifth-placed Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is worth a huge £640 million.

Seventh place goes to 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller, with 'X Factor' boss Simon placing eighth thanks to assets of £300 million, a figure £50 million higher than his fortune last year.

He shares eighth place with power couple Mohammad and Kamaliya Zahoor, a record label boss and former Miss World.

'Rocket Man' star Sir Elton John rounds out the top 10 with his £260 million fortune.

Notable names filling out the top 20 include Sir Mick Jagger, who took 12th place with £215 million - two places higher and £15 million more than his Rolling Stones bandmate Keith Richards - and former Spice Girls singer-turned-fashion designer, whose joint empire with husband David sees them worth £210 million, putting them in 13th place.

Paul's Beatles bandmate Ringo Star took 18th place with a relatively more modest fortune - £170 million, while Olivia and Dhani Harrison - the widow and son of their late bandmate George Harrison - were placed 16th with assets of £190 million.

The list is based on land, property and other assets such as stocks and shares, racehorses and art.

Sunday Times Rich List 2014: Music millionaires:

1. Len Blavatnik: £10bn

2. Clive Calder: £1.4bn

3. Sir Cameron Mackintosh: £1bn

4. Sir Paul McCartney: £710m

5. Lord Lloyd-Webber: £640m

6. U2: £428m

7. Simon Fuller: £382m

8= Simon Cowell: £300m

8= Mohammad and Kamaliya Zahoor: £300m

10. Sir Elton John: £260m

11. Baron Palumbo, arts supporter: £250m

12. Sir Mick Jagger: £215m

13. David and Victoria Beckham: £210m

14. Keith Richards: £200m

15. Michael Flatley: £193m

16. Olivia and Dhani Harrison: £190m

17: Sting: £180m

18: Ringo Starr: £170m

19 Roger Waters: £160m

20 Denis Desmond and Caroline Downey: £153m

 
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Holy CRAP, Paul McCartney Rap

Sep 23 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Fish Wrapper

Oh man ... are there many better, more entertaining, more endearing men out there beyond Paul McCartney? Because if there are, the number's pretty low, and if you didn't think all of those wonderful things about Macca before, you surely will after seeing this video. Paul McCarney raps -- raps -- for a campaign for Meat-Free Mondays, beseeching you to sign the pledge. The pledge, the pledge, sign it. Sign the pledge the pledge. You get it, Pauly. You're still amazing afte ...
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Report: Lorde and Kanye West to collaborate on new music

Sep 18 2014 6:58pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Lorde and Kanye West have an age difference of 20 years, hail from entirely different parts of the globe, and are titans in two entirely different genres of music. Yet, as we’ve learned in recent months, the two musicians have a great deal of mutual admiration for one another. Lorde has covered Kanye’s tracks “Flashing Lights” and “Hold My Liquor” in concert, while Kanye told the 17-year-old pop star that he “liked the messages in my songs.”If a ...
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America's Got Talent Finale: Who Should Win?

Sep 17 2014 5:45am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

And then there were two... who we believe should win America's Got Talent this summer. Yes, AcroArmy is an impressive collection of acrobatic prowess; and, sure singer Miguel Dakota has some pipes. We've been blown away at times by magician Mat Franco and we do hope the band Sons of Serendip has a bright future in front of it. But last night's performance finale of America's Got Talent drove home the p ...
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Rita Ora & Ellie Goulding: London Fashion Week Fun

Sep 15 2014 5:24pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Looking forward to all kinds of crazy collections, Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding showed up at London Fashion Week on Sunday evening (September 14). The blonde “Burn” songstress showed off her trim form in a close-fitting black dress as she headed over to the Topshop runway presentation before popping in at Stella McCartney’s Green Carpet Challenge event. Meanwhile, Ms. Ora turned heads everywhere she walked at Ms. McCartney’s big shindig thanks to her cl ...
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Universal does global deal with Screenburn Media for long-form video campaigns

Sep 15 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: Music Week

Video-on-demand Facebook platform Screenburn Media has signed a global deal with Universal Music Group.Screenburn is a white label app that sits on the existing Facebook page of an artist and enables content owners to stream long-from video content and sell directly to the artists’ fan base. The agreement will see a string of Universal Music’s concert films and music documentaries streamed through Facebook, beginning with ti ...
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Tony Williams Says Kanye West Is Attempting To Make The Next “Thriller” (POLL)

Sep 15 2014 7:05am CDT | Source: All HipHop

(AllHipHop News) Kanye West has expressed his appreciation for the late, great Michael Jackson numerous times. The Chicago rhymer even referenced the King of Pop on tracks like “Slow Jamz” and “Don’t Like.” According to Ye’s frequent collaborator Tony Williams, West is working to see his next studio album compete with MJ’s Thriller as one of the greatest albums of all time. - [ALSO READ: Kanye West Has A Son ...
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Hear Paul McCartney's 'Destiny' Soundtrack Single 'Hope for the Future'

Sep 11 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Ultimate Classic Rock

More than two years after Paul McCartney revealed that he was working on music for 'Destiny,' a highly anticipated new video game from Bungie, the developers of the hit 'Halo' series, you can finally wrap your ears around the results. Continue readi ...
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DawBell: 'The definition of PR is changing by the day'

Sep 11 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: Music Week

Back in 2008, Richard Dawes and Stuart Bell were doing rather nicely in their respective careers. Dawes was head of press at Polydor, riding high on the success of the likes of Take That, Queens Of The Stone Age and James Morrison. Bell was a popular and fast-rising director at The Outside Organisation - to this day, one of the UK media’s most influential PR institutions. (He was also, it’s only proper of us to note, a double Music Week Award winner.) But in 2009, everything cha ...
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All Together Now: The Beatles Are (Back) In Mono

Sep 9 2014 8:45am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

By now, three-fourths of the way through The Beatles' sort-of-official 50th anniversary year, Fab Four fatigue is understandable. The past eight months alone have seen the Emmy-nominated Night That Changed America TV special (based on the 50th anniversary of the group's landmark Ed Sullivan appearances), the reissue of the American album catalog, an ongoing flood of increasingly repetitive books and the indefatigable 72-year-old Paul McCartney con ...
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3 weeks ago

Rumor: "Lana Del Rey Possible For Next James Bond Theme Song" + Candids

Sep 3 2014 10:12pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Producers are reportedly considering the 'West Coast' singer to provide vocals for the next James Bond anthem, but she will face stiff competition for the coveted gig from British singer Sam Smith.A source told The Sun newspaper: "Producers know it has to be a great song with a killer vocal to rival the phenomenal success of Adele's 'Skyfall'. "Sam seems like the favourite but Lana could definitely give hi ...
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