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Paul McCartney is the UK’s first billionaire musician – Entertainment

Paul McCartney is the UK’s first billionaire musician – Entertainment

Paul McCartney has become the first British musician to achieve a fortune of one billion pounds (6.5 billion riyals), according to the annual ranking of billionaires in the United Kingdom, published by the Sunday Times on Friday (17).

What happened

According to the ranking of the 350 richest people in the country, Paul McCartney, who will turn 82 next June, has a fortune estimated at one billion pounds, which allowed him to rise to 165th place on the list, and reap the fruits of many performances and publishing rights.

According to the Rich List published by the Sunday Times, there are 165 people in the United Kingdom with a fortune greater than or equal to one billion pounds sterling, that is, six fewer people than in 2023.

Ranking of UK residents with assets exceeding £1 billion in 2022 garnered 177 fortunesAn increase of 12 from 2024, which prompted the newspaper to highlight that “it seems that (…) the world’s wealthy people have begun to leave” the country.

Among the reasons given by the newspaper for this departure were the level of taxes that had risen in recent years, and the loss of government authority. Stock trading London attracts less capital.

The family of Indian billionaire Gopi Hinduja remains at the top of the rankingsHe is the owner of a financial conglomerate in the energy and technology field, with a fortune estimated at 37 billion pounds sterling (240 billion riyals).

Behind Hinduja is Leonard Blavatnik, the Ukrainian-born British-American, worth £29.2bn, who controls Warner Music Group and the music platform Deezer.

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Former Prime Minister and banker Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty, the heiress to the founder of Indian technology giant Infosys, came in at number 245 on the list.With a fortune estimated at 651 million pounds sterling (4.2 billion riyals).

King Charles III ranks 258th with a fortune of 610 million pounds (3.96 billion riyals), although the Sunday Times newspaper highlighted that it had made a cautious assessment of the king’s wealth.Except for assets he owns as king, such as the Duchy of Lancaster and the Crown Estate.