Sting jumps to fifth on rich list
Sir Paul McCartney has topped the list of Britain and Ireland’s richest musicians.
The 79-year-old star has a personal fortune worth £865 million, which is up £45 million from last year, thanks to his COVID-delayed Got Back tour and The Beatles: Get Back documentary.
Irish rockers U2 are in second place on The Sunday Times Music Rich List, with an overall worth of £625 million, while composer Andrew Lloyd Webber sits in third position with £495 million.
The Cats composer is followed on the list by Sir Elton John, who has seen his fortune increase by £20 million over the last 12 months, meaning he’s now worth £395 million.
The top four places are actually unchanged from 2021. However, 70-year-old musician, Sting, has climbed from ninth to fifth, having earned as much as £100 million over the last year. He is now worth £320 million.
Sting, who, along with Shaggy, won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album Grammy in 2019 for their collaborative album 44/876, had a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2021.
Elsewhere, Rolling Stones stars Sir Mick Jagger (£318 million) and Keith Richards (£303 million) are listed in sixth and seventh places, respectively.
Olivia Harrison, the widow of Beatles icon George Harrison, and their 43-year-old son Dhani Harrison are now worth £295 million, while Sir Ringo Starr’s fortune has been listed at £285 million.
The top ten is rounded out by Ed Sheeran, who is notably younger than the people above him.
The 31-year-old pop star, who is reported to be worth £260 million, has seen his fortune increase by £40 million over the last year, following the release of his fifth studio album.