Paul McCartney still richest musician in the U.K. - Adele makes the list

It pays to be a former Beatle, at least if you're one of the band's chief songwriters. Sir Paul McCartney again tops the list of richest musicians in the United Kingdom. Between McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, the couple has a staggering $1.05 billion fortune.

The annual list, compiled by the Sunday Times, ranks the wealthiest people in Britain and Ireland. McCartney isn't new to the list, as he's been the U.K.'s wealthiest musician since it began in 1989. These days, Paul has some help from Nancy, his third wife. Her family owns New England Motor Freight, a U.S. trucking company that employs over 1,300 drivers.

Other notables on the list are Adele, as the richest musician under 30, worth over $46 million. One Direction steps up as the boy band with the biggest combined wealth, at $38.5 million. The full list will be published April 21, but there's no indication where, if at all, Ringo Starr lands.
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