Paul McCartney, Elton John, Make UK Rich List
Sir Paul McCartney may be rock royalty, but some of his fortune comes from his Jersey girl, wife Nancy Shevell.
McCartney ranks at #175 on the U.K.’s Sunday Times’ Rich List. The only other performer on that list is Sir Elton John.
McCartney’s Got Back tour grossed over $130 million from just 16 shows — and that was on top of his regular income from The Beatles songs, solo songs and the songwriting copyrights of other songs he owns. The rest of it is accounted for as part of Shevell, whose family owns a freight transportation business. The Times estimates the couple’s net worth at a bit over $1.18 billion, up from $1.075 billion last year.
Elton’s lower at #309. His estimated wealth is at $560 million, due to his $800 million grossing Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.