The Top richest musicians in the UK and Ireland – Rich List

This Musicians are the richest musicians in UK and Ireland. They have dominated the British as well as the global music scene. They have dropped global hits topping various charts and selling millions of copies of their songs. They have also embarked on multiple tours, in addition they have endorsement from various brands. All these have helped them make millions of pound. Below is the top richest musicians in UK and Ireland.

10. Adele, £150 Million

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Adele much loved for her love soul music is one of the richest musicians in UK. Her Second album “21” sky rocketed her wealth and status in the British music industry. Adele received numerous awards from it. among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year; and three American Music Awards.

The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is overall the fourth best-selling album in the nation. In the US, it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified diamond. The best-selling album worldwide of 2011 and 2012,  Adele has sold more than 120 million records helping her make millons, together with her tours and concerts.

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9, Sting, £190 Million

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Sting was the main songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the British sensational rock band the Police from 1977 to 1985, and launched a solo career in 1986. he has received 16 Grammy Awards (his first in the category of best rock instrumental in 1980, for “Reggatta de Blanc”), He received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police in 2003. His career has fetched him Millions of Dollars.

8. Michael Flatley,  £205 Million

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Micheal Flatley is globally known for Irish dance shows Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, and Celtic Tiger Live. Flatley’s shows have played to more than 60 million people in 60 countries. He is one of the most accomplished artist to come from ireland.

He is known for championing traditional Irish dance and took it to new level by introducing new rhythms, syncopation, and upper body movements, which were previously absent from the dance. He is in the Guinness World Records for tap dancing 35 times per second. His concerts and tours im ireland and accross the world have helped him earn a fortune.

7. Sir Ringo Starr, £230 Milliom

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This Beatles star is one of the richest musicians in uk. He is the legendary drummer for the Beatles Band. He occasionally sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album, including “With a Little Help from My Friends”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Good Night”, He also wrote the Beatles’ songs “Don’t Pass Me By” and “Octopus’s Garden”,

Starr made millions of pounds when the Beatles were together, they toured the world and electrifying performances.Starr and his Beatles team has a lot of awards and musical accomplishments. Starr and the other members of the Beatles were appointed Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

6. Keith Richards – £250 Million

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He is one the founders of the sensational band Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine called Richards the creator of “rock’s greatest single body of riffs” on guitar and ranked him fourth on its list of 100 best guitarists in 2011, and the magazine lists fourteen songs that Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones’ lead vocalist Mick Jagger on its “Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. According to forbes Keith Richards has made millions from tours, concerts and record sales.

5. Sir Mick Jagger, £265 Million

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He is one of the members and lead singer of the rock band the Rolling Stones. Jagger’s career like that of Keith Richards has spanned over five decades, and he is known as “one of the most popular and influential in the history of rock & roll”. He has a unique voice and coupled with performances, along with Keith Richards’ guitar style have been the trademark of the Rolling Stones throughout the band’s successful career.  Just as Keith Richards he has made his millions from tours and concerts.

4. Sir Elton John, £300 Million

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He is a legend and a global music icon, he has more than 30 albums. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.

Sir Elton Johns tribute Song “Candle in the Wind 1997”, in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts. He is indeed a musical prodigy, his accomplishments speak for him. This has fetched him a fortune from record sales and concerts. He also has lots of awards and honours.

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3. U2,  £569 Million

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U2 is the Irish great rock band from Dublin formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). This band has sent hits after hits into the UK music scene especially in Ireland

U2 have released 14 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists in history, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Through their career they have raked in millions from record sales, tours and concerts.

2.  Lloyd-Webber, £750 Million

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He is on of the riches Musicians in Uk. The English composer and impresario of musical theatre is a multi millionaire who has made most of his fortiune from musical theatre, organizing concerts and record sales.. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade across the world. He is one of uks most influential person, his influence spans the British culture. He is one of the most commercially successful composers in history.

He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably “The Music of the Night” and “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” from Evita, “Any Dream Will Do” from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and “Memory” from Cats.

1. Sir Paul McCartney,  £900 Million

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Paul McCartney is one of the wealthiest musicians in history. The English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon was the most successful of the post-war era.

He is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song “Yesterday”, making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. Wings’ 1977 release “Mull of Kintyre” is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK.

A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. He is top of the list of the richest musicians in UK.

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The richest musicians under 30 in the UK and Ireland are:

  1. Adele – £150m
  2. Ed Sheeran – £85m
  3. Harry Styles – £50m
  4. Niall Horan – £45m
  5. Liam Payne – £40m
  6. Little Mix – £40m
  7. Zayn Malik – £40m
  8. Sam Smith – £25m
  9. Jessie J – £20m
  10. Rita Ora – £17m

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