Paul McCartney The Richest Rock Star Of 2019 Says Wealth Publication
Words by Riley Fitzgerald
Graphic by Linda McCartney
According to The Richest, Beatle Paul McCartney is the richest rockstar of 2019.
“With a net worth of $1.2 billion,” the wealth website’s Vanessa Elle writes, “he is one of the most successful rock stars not just of 2019, but of all time.”
“Providing co-lead vocals and bass guitar for the group,” she continues, “McCartney rose to global fame through the Beatles and then went on to release other music after the band broke up. Today, he still performs shows for his fans (and they’re kind of expensive).“
“McCartney is a philanthropist,” she concludes, “and is especially interested in helping charities involved with animal rights, land mines, poverty, music education, and vegetarianism.”
McCartney’s $1.2 billion fortune isn’t just something he’s arrived at through ticket sales and Beatles royalties alone.
In a recent interview with Billboard Paul outlined some of his other financial endeavors including the acquisition of a large catalog of classic holiday songs he purchased at the instance of first wife Linda McCartney‘s father Lee Estaman and brother John while the pair were managing McCarney in the early 1970s.
“If you’re in it, why not win it?” McCartney told the magazine.
Fellow Beatle Ringo Starr also made the Richest list at #6, with an estimated net worth of $350 million.
Not bad for two lads from Liverpool.
You can read the full list here.