June 22, 2024

Beatles legend Paul McCartney named Britain’s first billionaire musician


Paul McCartney is Britain’s first billionaire musician – and the first billionaire Beatle. 

According to The Sunday Times‘ annual Rich List, McCartney and his spouse, Nancy Shevell’s, internet price sits at one billion kilos ($1.27 billion). Paul’s 2023 Got Back tour and Beyoncé protecting The Beatles’ “Blackbird” on her “Cowboy Carter” album contributed to his rise in income, in line with the outlet.

The Beatles additionally launched “Now And Then” in November and it skyrocketed to the highest of the music charts within the U.S., the U.Ok. and different nations.

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Paul McCartney is now Britain’s first billionaire musician. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage / Getty Images)

The Sunday Times credit 50 million kilos of the couple’s internet price to Nancy, who’s the daughter of the late U.S. trucking tycoon Mike Shevell.

In 2020, Forbes listed the singer/songwriter among the many highest-earning celebrities on this planet, rating at 91, tied with Oprah Winfrey, boxer Canelo Alvarez and NBA participant Damian Lillard.

Paul McCartney, Nancy Shevell

50 million kilos of Paul McCartney’s fortune comes from his spouse, Nancy Shevell. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images / Getty Images)

According to Forbes, McCartney earned $37 million in 2019 and grossed greater than $100 million on solo reveals throughout that point.

McCartney discovered fame within the Nineteen Sixties as a member of the Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, who joined in 1962.

The iconic band stayed collectively for less than eight years however launched 12 studio albums throughout that point. Some of their high songs embrace “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” “Yesterday” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

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The Beatles included George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. They had been pictured right here in 1965. (Getty Images / Getty Images)

Once the band broke up, McCartney was the first Beatle to launch a solo album, referred to as “McCartney,” in 1970.

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In complete, McCartney has launched 17 studio albums, in line with Forbes. His most up-to-date album, “Egypt Station,” was launched in 2018.

Aside from creating wealth from his albums and performances, McCartney owns an organization referred to as MPL Communications, which he based in 1969. The music publishing firm controls the rights to greater than 25,000 songs, in line with a 2019 report from Billboard.

Paul McCartney with a guitar

Paul McCartney was ranked one hundred and sixty fifth on The Sunday Times’ annual Rich List. (Photo by Rino Petrosino/Mondadori Portfolio through Getty Images / Getty Images)

MPL owns McCartney’s songs from after his time with the Beatles in addition to songs by Buddy Holly, Fats Waller and Bessie Smith, Billboard reported.

Out of the newspaper’s 350 richest folks within the U.Ok., McCartney was ranked one hundred and sixty fifth. Gopi Hinduja and his household took the number-one spot and are estimated to be price about 37 billion kilos.

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Other high-profile names included on the checklist was Elton John, who’s estimated to be price 470 million kilos and King Charles, who’s price 610 million kilos, in line with the outlet. 



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