Ringo Starr named as world's richest drummer above Phil Collins and Dave Grohl

Don Henley, Lars Ulrich and Larry Mullen are also named in poll of the richest sticksmen

Ringo Starr named as world's richest drummer above Phil Collins and Dave Grohl

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The Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr is the richest drummer in the world, according to a new report.

The 72-year-old, who released his 16th solo album 'Ringo 2012' in January, is worth a cool $300 million (£190 million), according to wealth-calculation website Celebritynetworth.com.

This puts him well ahead of former Genesis man Phil Collins, who comes in second place with a reported worth of around $250 million (£158 million). Dave Grohl, worth $225 million (£143 million), is third.

The Eagles' Don Henley is fourth with a fortune of $200 million (£127 million) followed by Metallica's Lars Ulrich with $175 million (£111 million). Close behind them are The Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts, U2's Larry Mullen, Queen's Roger Taylor, Aerosmith's Joey Kramer and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, who is worth $90 million (£57 million).

Further down the list, Blink-182's Travis Barker is worth $85 million (£54 million), Tommy Lee has $70 million (£48 million) and Green Day's Tre Cool has $45 million (£28.5 million).

Foo Fighters' drummer Taylor Hawkins, Rush's Neil Peart and Tool's Danny Carey also feature lower down the list.

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