Ever wondered how much an artist or producer is worth? Who tops who in the Music Millionaires chart is something everyone will be interested in. We know these celebrities have a lot of cash laying around, but how much exactly…..
The Sunday Times Music Rich List 2014 list is based on land, property, and other assets such as art, racehorses and stocks and shares. Topping the music list is London-based Ukrainian businessman Len Blavatnik, who created the Warner Music Group. Blavatnik is estimated to be worth £10 billion, way ahead of nearest rival Clive Calder, the boss of the Zomba group of music companies. He is known to be worth around £1.4 billion.
Simon Cowell, now 8th on the rich list, has ranked in whopping 300m from his Music and TV shows such as X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Now he own properties all over the globe, including a 7.5m house in London, a 10m estate in Barbados and a 13m home in Beverly Hills, oh and not forgetting properties in Malaga and Dubai too. There is no stopping this man splashing his cash!
Celebrities outside the Top 10 include David and Victoria Beckham at 13 with £210m. Lower down the list includes the great Sir Tom Jones (No. 23 – £145m), Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne (No. 26 – £130m) and of course Robbie Williams (No. 27 – £120m).
Incredibly, 26 year old Adele still tops the under 30’s Rich List, even though she hasn’t released an album since 2011. Adele is an Oscar-winning artist, who recently hinted that her third album would be released a some point in 2014. She has doubled her takings that of 2012 and is now said to be worth £45m (an £15m increase from 2013). Cheryl Cole and Leona Lewis are the only 2 other females in the top 10.
Closely behind Adele is the Scottish artist Calvin Harris, who is said to be worth 30m. Following Calvin is the richest boy band in music history, who now have a combined wealth of 70m. One Direction each are reported to be worth 14m each, that includes Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson. This would be there second time on the rich list.
The Top 10 richest people in music in the UK and Ireland:
1 Len Blavatnik: £10 billion
2 Clive Calder: £1.4bn
3 Sir Cameron Mackintosh: £1bn
4 Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell: £710m
5 Lord Lloyd-Webber: £640m 6 U2: £428m
7 Simon Fuller: £382m 8 Simon Cowell: £300m
8 Mohammad and Kamaliya Zahoor: £300m
10 Sir Elton John: £260m
The Top 10 richest musicians under 30 in the UK and Ireland:
1 Adele: £45m
2 Calvin Harris: £30m
3 Cheryl Cole: £16m
4 Niall Horan, One Direction: £14m
4 Zayn Malik, One Direction: £14m
4 Liam Payne, One Direction: £14m
4 Harry Styles, One Direction: £14m
4 Louis Tomlinson, One Direction: £14m
9 Leona Lewis: £13m
9 Marcus Mumford, Mumford & Sons: £13m
11 Katie Melua: £12m
12 Jessie J: £10m
12 Florence Welch: £10m
14 Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys: £9m
15 Charlotte Church: £8m
15 Ted Dwane, Mumford & Sons: £8m
15 Ben Lovett, Mumford & Sons: £8m
15 Winston Marshall, Mumford & Sons: £8m
15 Olly Murs: £8m
15 Dizzee Rascal: £8m
15 Emeli Sandé: £8m
15 Jamal Edwards: £8m