The ex-Beatle can still take home a bigger pay packet than Eminem or Britney Spears...

Paul McCartneyis the highest earning celebrity in the world, according to a new rich list compiled by PEOPLE magazine.

Paul McCartney, the biggest earning touring artist of last year, is worth an estimated £620 million, and pulled in a whopping £120 million last year alone.

£65 million was earned through album sales and his US tour, while the rest came from the former Beatles star’s extensive publishing rights catalogue, which includes songs by Buddy Holly.

As has been previously reported on NME.COM, Macca will increase his fortune when he tours the UK in April. The tour, said to be supported by his own alter ego band The Firemen, will be the star’s first in a decade.

Other people featured in the list included Britney Spears, who earned £20 million last year, while Eminemearned £9 million.