These are the 10 richest UK musicians in 2019

9 May 2019, 13:15

Rich list 2019
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By Tom Eames

Ed Sheeran doubled his wealth and rises above Adele for the first time in the Sunday Times Rich List for 2019.

The 28-year-old is now the 17th richest musician in the UK and Ireland with a total worth of £160 million, compared to Adele at 22nd with £150m.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is top of the list with a huge £820m fortune, overtaking Sir Paul McCartney in second, with £750m.

Sir Paul is the only musician to see his wealth dip, reducing £70m on last year's total.

U2 are third, followed by Sir Elton John and Sir Mick Jagger.

Queen have also enjoyed a successful year thanks to the massive success of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, and Brian May (£160m), Roger Taylor (£155m) and John Deacon (£130m) have each seen a £25m rise in their net worth.

The 10 richest musicians in the UK and Ireland for 2019:

1. Andrew Lloyd-Webber - £820 million

2. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell - £750 million

3. U2 - £583 million

4. Sir Elton John - £320 million

5. Sir Mick Jagger - £275 million

6. Keith Richards - £260 million

7. Olivia and Dhani Harrison - £250 million

8. Sir Ringo Starr - £240 million

9. Michael Flatley - £204 million

10. Sting - £200 million