Paul McCartney, Adele top UK musicians' rich list

Sir Paul McCartney has topped the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List of UK musicians with his £730 million fortune while Adele has once again emerged on the top in the under-30 list.

music Updated: Apr 24, 2015 14:44 IST

Sir Paul McCartney has topped the 2015 Sunday Times Rich List of UK musicians with his £730 million fortune.

The former Beatles member is worth an estimated £20 million more than last year (2014) and enjoys a significant boost from his American heiress wife's £150 million stake in her family's US trucking business, the BBC reported.

Lord Lloyd-Webber with £650 million earnings grabbed the second spot, whereas, band U2 secured the third spot with £431 million and pop veteran Sir Elton John was placed at fourth spot with £270 million earnings.

Sunday Times Rich List Musicians
Sir Paul McCartney (£730 million)
Lord Lloyd-Webber (£650 million)
U2 (£431 million)
Sir Elton John (£270 million)
Sir Mick Jagger (£225 million)
Keith Richards (£210 million)
Michael Flatley (£195 million)
Ringo Starr (£180 million)
Sting (£180 million)
Roger Waters (£160 million)

In its under-30 rich list, Adele once again emerged on the top. The singer seems to be 'rolling deep' in money despite not putting out any new music for more than two years.

Adele topped the under-30 list with £50 million.

The Brit songstress grabbed the first position with £50 million earnings followed by One Direction band members reserving the next five spots with £25 million each, the BBC reported.

Ed Sheeran secured the seventh spot in the list by cashing-in £20 million, whereas, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Leona Lewis secured the next three spots with £13 million earnings each.

Sunday Times Rich List Under-30 Musicians
Adele (£50 million)
Niall Horan (£25 million)
Liam Payne (£25 million)
Harry Styles (£25 million)
Louis Tomlinson (£25 million)
Zayn Malik (£25 million)
Ed Sheeran (£20 million)
Katie Melua (£13 million)
Sam Smith (£12 million)
Marcus Mumford and Carey Mulligan (£13m million)
Alex Turner (£13m million)
Jamie Cook and Katie Downes (£12 million)
Florence Welch (£12 million)
Matt Helders (£10 million)
Olly Murs (£10 million)
Nick O'Malley (£10 million)
Marvin and Rochelle Humes (£9 million)

Sam Smith also joined the list for the first time with £12 million earnings.

First Published: Apr 24, 2015 13:55 IST