Paul McCartney became the UK’s first billionaire musician

Paul McCartney (EFE/Alberto Valdes)

Music icon Paul McCartney had become The first billionaire musician in the United KingdomAccording to List of rich people Subordinate The Sunday Times It was published on Friday, although the country recorded it The largest decline in the number of billionaires in 36 years From the history of the guide.

The 81-year-old man’s fortune was boosted by…A solid tour, a valuable catalog, and even a little help from Beyoncé“, which covered the Beatles song”blackbird“, he claimed List of rich peopleThe ultimate guide to the UK’s richest people.

McCartney, whose net worth is estimated at £1 billion ($1.26 billion), bucking this trend, the number of billionaires in the United Kingdom It dropped from 177 in 2022 to 165 this year.

This is partly due to the government’s plans to eliminate “Tax status is not permanentFrom next year, a system under which people will not pay UK tax on their overseas earnings will be in place.

“Gir Dom” has been a political issue for many years, and is the Indian wife of the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Akshata Murti, He claimed this situationWhich means She was not required to pay taxes on her stake in Infosysa Bengaluru-based IT company co-founded by his father.

However, he said so You will pay tax in the UK on this income After being subjected to political pressure.

The move had no impact on the family’s wealth, with the couple seeing the value of their shares rise by £108.8m to nearly £590m over the past year, giving the couple a net worth of £615m, according to the 350-strong list. People and families.

King Charles III (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

It is also estimated that the personal wealth of King Charles III It rose by £10 million to £610 million, thanks to the rise in the net worth of his estate.

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Among those not doing so well is a chemistry mogul Jim Ratcliffewho bought a stake in Manchester United earlier this year, is the inventor James Dyson The Virgo businessman Richard Bransonwho saw their wealth decline by millions of dollars.

The list is headed by the Indian investor Gopi Hinduja and his family for the third year in a row. The fortune of the head of the Indian Hinduja Group is estimated at about 37 billion pounds.

(Information from Agence France-Presse)

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