Paul McCartney, Adele Top Richest U.K. Musicians List

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Nancy Shevell and Paul Mccartney attend DIRECTV Super Saturday, February 2, 2013.

Sorry Elton John, Sir Paul reigns again as the Britain’s richest musician.

The former Beatle and his third wife, American heiress Nancy Shevell, took the no. 1 spot on the Sunday Times‘ list of the richest musicians in Britain and Ireland, the BBC reports, with  a fortune worth more than $1 billion, while Andrew Lloyd Webber ranks second with an estimated $954 million. Meanwhile, pop star Adele topped the list of Britain and Ireland’s richest musicians under 30 with about $46 million.

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Macca has appeared  at the top of the list every year since its creation in 1989. His wife, whose family owns the transportation conglomerate New England Motor Freight, Inc., is reportedly worth more than $230 million on her own. The newspaper’s full list of wealthiest performers is out Sunday, April 21. Other notables on the list include Irish rock legends U2, who placed third with a combined $800 million, followed by Mick Jagger and David and Victoria Beckham, tied at No. 5 with an estimated $300 million. As for the younger famed performers, X Factor judge and former Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole ranks second to Adele and Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch took fifth on the list.

See below for more of the Times’ 2013 list of moneyed musicians:

1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell – £680 million ($1.04 billion)
2. Andrew Lloyd Webber – £620 million ($954 million)
3. U2 -£520 million ($800 million)
4. Sir Elton John – £240 million ($369 million)
5. David and Victoria Beckham – £200 million ($307 million)
5. Mick Jagger – £200 million ($307 million)
7. Michael Flatley – £191 million ($293.9 million)
8. Keith Richards – £185 million ($284.7 million)
9. Olivia and Dhani Harrison – £180 million ($277 million)
=9. Sting £180 million ($277 million)

The top richest musicians under 30:

1. Adele – £30 million ($46 million)
2. Cheryl Cole – £14 million ($21.5 million)
3. Leona Lewis – £12 million ($18.4 million)
=3. Katie Melua – £12 million ($18.4 million)
5. Florence Welch – £9 million ($13.8 million)
6. Charlotte Church – £8 million ($12.3 million)
=6. Jessie J – £8 million ($12.3 million)
=6. Lily Allen – £8 million ($12.3 million)
8. Nadine Coyle – £6 million ($9.2 million)
=8. Duffy – £6 million ($9.2 million)
=.8 Jonathan ‘JB’ Gill – £6 million ($9.2 million)

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