According to the Sunday Times Rich List, Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, is the number one on the list of top 5 richest music millionaires in the UK and Ireland.
The UK’s richest music millionaire is considered one of the most successful entertainers of all time.
Sir Paul McCartney is a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights.
Richest Music Millionaires In Great Britain & Ireland
This list of the top richest music millionaires in Great Britain and Ireland also featured Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Who is Andrew Lloyd Webber? Mr. Webber is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
Below are other wealthy people mentioned in the list:
#1). Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell – £680 million
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential acts in the history of rock music.
McCartney has been recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday”, more than any other copyrighted song in history.
#2). Andrew Lloyd Webber – £620 million
Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. Lloyd Webber is also the president of the Arts Educational Schools London, a performing arts school located in Chiswick, West London.
#3). U2 – £520 millionFormed in 1976, U2 is an Irish rock band from Dublin, which consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2’s early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate many popular music genres.
U2 has released 13 studio albums, and is among the all-time best-selling music artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band; and, in 2005, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
#4). Sir Elton John – £240 million
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2, and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.
#5). David and Victoria Beckham – £200 million
Victoria Caroline Beckham is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the Pops.
After the Spice Girls split, she was signed to Virgin Records and Telstar Records and had four UK Top 10 singles. Her first release, “Out of Your Mind”, reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart.