Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Spotify's Daniel Ek climb music millionaires list

Simon Cowell, Mick Jagger and U2 also make Sunday Times list

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Paul McCartney has claimed to third in the Sunday Times' annual rundown of the Top 50 Music Millionaires in Britain and Ireland.

The Beatles legend's £665 million fortune - which has risen by £170 million alone in the past year after his marriage to Nancy Shevell - puts him behind list-topping record executive Clive Calder (£1,350 million) and second-placed theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh (£725 million).

Andrew Lloyd Webber came in fourth (£590 million), followed by U2 (£514 million). Also notable names in the top 10 include Mick Jagger and Spotify founder Daniel Ek, who are in joint 10th place thanks to their reputed £190 million fortunes.

Further down the list, Coldplay's Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow join the list of Britain's 1,000 wealthiest people with their £72 million joint pot, while Take That's Gary Barlow is in joint 49th place after growing his personal wealth by £12 million in a year to £50 million.

The list is based on identifiable wealth - land, property, other assets such as art and racehorses, or significant shares in publicly quoted companies - and excludes bank accounts, to which the paper has no access.

The full Sunday Times Rich List is published this weekend.

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