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Paul McCartney Tops List of Richest U.K. Musicians

Ex-Beatle shares $1.05 billion fortune with third wife

April 11, 2013 1:25 PM ET
Sir Paul McCartney performs in Los Angeles, California.
Sir Paul McCartney performs in Los Angeles, California.
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Paul McCartney has once again topped the Sunday Times' Rich List, a rundown of Britain's wealthiest musicians, according to The Associated Press.

In a list to be published this weekend, the Sunday Times estimated that the ex-Beatle shares a $1.05 billion with his third wife, Nancy Shevell, whose family owns a trucking company in the U.S. McCartney has been at the top of every Rich List since the London newspaper began compiling it in 1989.

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McCartney also recently tied for eighth with Taylor Swift in Forbes' list of the highest paid musicians in 2012, with both performers bringing in $57 million. Justin Bieber placed 10th on that list, followed by McCartney and Swift, then Britney Spears ($58 million), Bon Jovi ($60 million), Take That ($69 million), U2 ($78 million), Elton John ($80 million), Roger Waters ($88 million) and Dr. Dre, who took the top spot with a whopping $110 million.

The Times also published a similar list for musicians under 30, which was topped by Adele, who was believed to be worth about $46 million.

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