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Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd stars make music rich list

The Sunday Times has unveiled its countdown of the wealthiest stars in music.

Members of The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath have all made it onto The Sunday Times Music Rich List.

Beatles icon Sir Paul McCartney and his heiress wife Nancy Shevell top the broadsheet newspaper’s annual countdown of the UK and Ireland’s biggest earners with a staggering wealth of £760million.

U2 are in the third spot with £500million in the bank, with Sir Mick Jagger (£235million), Keith Richards (£220m) and Sting (£185m) all inside the top 10.

Other rock greats with wallets large enough to earn a top 30 spot include Ozzy Osbourne (£135million), Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page (£105m) and Robert Plant (£103m) plus Queen’s Brian May (£120m), Roger Taylor (£115m) and John Deacon (£100m).

Pink Floyd are represented by Roger Waters (£160m) and David Gilmour (£100m), while Eric Clapton (£160m) and David Bowie’s family (£90million) also make the list.

The Sunday Times estimates the fortunes using publicly available sources such as land, property, other assets and shares. They do not have access bank accounts.

The full countdown will be published by the newspaper on Sunday.

The top 30 richest musicians are as follows:

1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell - £760 million
2. Lord Lloyd-Webber - £715 million
3. U2 - £500 million
4. Sir Elton John - £280 million
5. Sir Mick Jagger - £235 million
6. Olivia and Dhani Harrison - £220 million
6. Keith Richards - £220 million
8. Ringo Starr - £200 million
9. Michael Flatley - £198 million
10. Sting - £185 million
11. Eric Clapton - £160 million
11. Rod Stewart - £160 million
11. Roger Waters - £160 million
14. Sir Tom Jones - £155 million
15. Sir Tim Rice - £150 million
16. Robbie Williams - £145 million
17. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne - £135 million
18. Brian May - £120 million
18. Charlie Watts - £120 million
20. Roger Taylor - £115 million
21. Phil Collins - £110 million
22. George Michael - £105 million
22. Jimmy Page - £105 million
24. Robert Plant - £103 million
25. John Deacon - £100 million
25. David Gilmour - £100 million
27. Calvin Harris - £95 million
28. Enya - £91 million
29. Iman Abdulmajid and Duncan Jones and family - £90 million
30. Adele - £85 million

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