Here Are The 20 Richest Musicians In Britain

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From Esquire UK

In the age of plummeting record sales and stingy Spotify royalties, you're far more likely to find a rock star peddling TVs in Dixons than throwing them out of hotel windows.

But, as the 2017 Sunday Times Rich List will attest, there's still money to be made – and there aren't many surprising names in the top twenty.

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Paul McCartney, still plugging away at the age of 74, tops the table with a net worth of £780 million, up £20 million from the year before. He's closely followed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and U2 managed to find £48 million from beneath the sofa cushions, moving up to third.

Check out the full list below:

  1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell: £780m (up £20m)

  2. Lord Lloyd-Webber: £740m (up £25m)

  3. U2: £548m (up £48m)

  4. Sir Elton John: £290m (up £10m)

  5. Sir Mick Jagger: £250m (up £15m)

  6. Keith Richards: £235m (up £15m)

  7. Olivia and Dhani Harrison: £210m (down £10m)

8= Michael Flatley: £200m (up £2m)

8= Ringo Starr: £200m (no change)

  1. Sting: £185m (no change)

11= Eric Clapton: £170m (up £10m)

11= Sir Rod Stewart: £170m (up £10m)

  1. Roger Waters: £165m (up £5m)

  2. Sir Tom Jones £160m (up £5m)

  3. Sir Tim Rice: £152m (up £2m)

  4. Robbie Williams: £150m (up £5m)

  5. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne: £140m (up £5m)

  6. Charlie Watts: £130m (up £10m)

19= Adele: £125m (up £40m)

19= Brian May: £125m (up £5m)

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