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.
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
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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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