Paul McCartney Getting Richer Due To Other Rockstars Sold Their Catalog

Paul McCartney Getting Richer Due To Other Rockstars Sold Their Catalog | Society Of Rock Videos

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Perhaps it comes as no surprise that Paul McCartney was recently listed by The Sunday Times as the richest musician in the UK. Their annual “Rich List” also featured other rockstars like U2, Elton John, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards. Macca’s wealth apparently increased by £20 million and he now has a total net worth of £820 million.

One of the reasons why he managed to retain the top spot when it comes to richest rockstars is because of musicians who are selling their publishing rights – a trend which began late last year. McCartney, whose dozens of songs achieved classic status, did not jump on the bandwagon.

“Starved of tours, this older generation of performers have fared well on music streaming services instead and also seen the value of their back catalogues soar after a number of eye-catching sales in the past year,” The Sunday Times reported. “This has led our music valuer to attach greater value to the more extensive back catalogues, gains which may be realized in future years if they are sold.”

In addition to his catalog, Paul McCartney also has a pretty diversified portfolio which includes several real estate properties all over the globe.

The Sunday Times Rich Rockers List 2021

1. Paul McCartney – £820m
2. U2 – £620m
3. Elton John – £375m
4. Mick Jagger – £310m
5. Keith Richards – £295m
6. Olivia and Dhani Harrison – £290m
7. Ringo Starr – £280m
8. Sting – £220m
9. Rod Stewart – £215m
10. Brian May – £210m
10. Roger Waters – £210m
12. Eric Clapton – £195m
13. Roger Taylor – £190m
15. Tom Jones – £175m
15. Charlie Watts – £175m
17. John Deacon – £155m
18. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne – £150m
19. Phil Collins – £145m
20. Jimmy Page – £142m
21. David Gilmour – £136m
22. Nick Mason – £130m
23. Robert Plant – £117m
24. Mary Austin – £110m
25. Ronnie Wood – £100m
26. Barry Gibb – £90m
27. Pete Townshend and Rachel Fuller – £86m
28. Mark Knopfler £81m

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