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You love their music and rightly idolise them, but how much of the cold, hard cash have your favourite artists shifted? Find out on Smooth's countdown here.
£100 million. He says: "I'm shrewd about money; I invest well and look after it. But it's in my nature to be generous. I look after people."
£115 million. He says: "My life has never revolved around money. I've loved what I've done and fortunately, as it happens, people have been shoveling money in the bucket behind me, but I've never really done anything from a financially motivated point of view."
£220 million. She says: "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow."
£116 million. He says: "Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself."
Freddie Mercury was worth £100 million on his own, so it's estimated the entire band have a mass fortune of £300-400 million. Freddie said: "Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!"
£409 million. She says: "I don't just sing for free. It's my work. You're paid for what you do. And I work hard."
£337 million. She says: "I work myself into the ground. But I think I'm a nice friend and a good person, and I try to do my work as best I can."
£123 million. He says: "You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy."
£230 million. He says: "I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day."
£337 million. She says: "Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permissions of another."
£389 million. He said: "To give someone a piece of your heart is worth more than all the wealth in the world."
£194 million. He said: "I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money."
The combined financial worth of the Beatles' legacies is estimated to be about £1 billion. They say: "For I don't care too much for money, for money can't buy me love."