The 36 richest musicians in Britain

LEGEND Sir Paul Mc Cartney performs in Perth Australia

LEGEND Sir Paul Mc Cartney performs in Perth Australia

After topping Britain's rich list for several years, the Hinduja brothers were relegated to the second position in the latest version by the rags-to-riches story of Jim Ratcliffe, who founded a chemical company and is estimated to be worth £21.05 billion.

Two of the company's directors are also on the list, which ranks Britain's wealthiest 1,000 people or families.

Mr Ratcliffe's firm is now locked in a legal battle with the Scottish government over its moratorium on fracking.

Jamie Oliver and fashion tycoon Sir Philip Green saw their fortunes drop.

In second place were Sri and Gopi Hinduja whose personal wealth was valued at £20.64bn, up £4.44bn from a year ago. Their fortune jumped by £4.44 billion from 2017. The couple are now 11th on the list.

The 27-year-old singer now has an overall wealth of $108 million (£80 million), due to the success of his 2017 album ÷ (divide), which was the biggest-selling record in the United Kingdom of that year and the third biggest-selling album of all the time on the chart.

"The recent volatility of global stock markets have provided opportunities for the City's richest hedgies to gild their wealth", Robert Watts, who compiles the Rich List said.


The sports stars make up 17 of the richest people aged 30 or under in the new edition of The Sunday Times Young Rich List, worth a combined £615m (€697m).

'Aristocrats and inherited wealth has been elbowed out of the list and replaced by an army of self-made entrepreneurs.

"Today's super rich include people who have set up businesses selling chocolate, sushi, pet food and eggs".

The Sunday Times has previously described him as publicity shy.

"We're seeing more people from humble backgrounds, who struggled at school or who didn't even start their businesses until well into middle age".

"Technology is also playing a bigger and bigger part in making fortunes".

The List says profits soared by more than 50 per cent in 2016 at Malcolm Healey's West Retail Group, based at Hotham in East Yorkshire, which includes Wren Kitchens and the electronics retailer Ebuyer.

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