Paul McCartney may hold a top place in many hearts, but he falls a little short in the wallet department – at least when it comes to his fellow recording artists.

Global intelligence and prospecting firm Wealth-X just released the latest survey of World’s Richest Recording Artists, and Sir Beatle comes in at number two, behind superstar pop diva, Madonna.

McCartney’s $660 million net worth was a few bucks shy of Madonna at $800 million, but well ahead of classic rock contemporaries, Bono (who placed #6) and Sir Elton John (9th on the list.)

It is noted by the study that McCartney only made $7 million of his earnings during the Beatles years.

The rest of his fortune was amassed during his later solo career.

McCartney does hold one top distinction, however – at 72, he is the oldest member of this top 10 list.

The rest of the list plays out below. Anybody on here that surprises you?

10. Beyonce – $440 Million

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9. Sir Elton John – $450 Million


8. Jay Z – $510 Million

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7. Mariah Carey – $520 Million

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6. Bono – $590 Million

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5. Celine Dion – $630 Million

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4. Sean Puffy Combs – $640 Million

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3. Dr. Dre – $650 Million

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2. Sir Paul McCartney – $660 Million

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1. Madonna – $800 Million

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