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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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We love this kid. Notice the caption. Btw, his homies are Sir Paul McCartney & Warren Buffet. You win kid. ...
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PHOTO: Teen Takes Epic Selfie With Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett

Jul 14 2014 11:37am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

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(Instagram) Tom White hit the selfie jackpot on Sunday, when he scored a picture with two of the biggest men in music and business: Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett. In the photo, uploaded to his Instagram account, the teenage White smiles widely for the camera as McCartney and Buffett sit on a bench in the background. It’s unclear where the pic was taken, or whether the two moguls knew they were being photographed. Still, pretty cool. Check out the full photo belo ...
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Last Original Member Of Punk Rock’s Ramones Dies At 65

Jul 12 2014 6:08pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

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Tommy Ramone, last original member of The Ramones, dies at 65

Jul 12 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Southern California Public Radio

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Tommy Ramone addresses the media after a rehearsal of the musical "Gabba Gabba Hey!" in Berlin in May 2005. Drummer Ramone died on Friday at age 65.; Credit: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters/Landov Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last of the founding members of the seminal 1970s punk band The Ramones, has died. He was 65. An announcement on the band's Facebook page said Ramone died on Friday at his home in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. Ramone had been in hospice care for bile duct ca ...
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Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 62

Jul 12 2014 7:32am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last of the founding members of the seminal 1970s punk band The Ramones, has died at age 62. An announcement on the band's Facebook page said Ramone died on Friday at his home in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. He had been in hospice care for bile duct cancer, according to Variety. The trade publication says: "Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, and known professionally as Tom or T. Erdelyi, R ...
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