The UK’s richest people have been revealed in the annual Sunday Times Rich List, and a host of well-known entertainers have made the cut.
From movie stars to rock legends, entertainers sit among entrepreneurs, inventors and members of Britain’s elite as the wealthiest people in the country.
American-Mexican actress Salma Hayek and her billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault are one of the wealthiest couples on the list, with a £6.59 billion (Dh29.2bn) fortune thanks to their work in fashion and films.
Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell also sit high in the list. The former Beatle and his wife have a fortune of £800 million, up £50m from 2019 thanks to McCartney’s music legacy and Shevell’s family transportation business.
JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter franchise, also featured highly in the list, with a fortune of £795m, while David and Victoria Beckham’s joint fortune of £370m also saw them listed among Britain’s wealthiest.
Rihanna, who moved to London last year when she started her Fenty fashion line with LVMH in Paris, was a new entry to the list, with a £468m fortune thanks to her music, beauty and fashion lines.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the 30 richest entertainers in Britain
The list also revealed the fortune of some of Britain’s young musicians, with Stormzy, Dua Lipa and all members of One Direction name among the wealthiest musicians under 30.
This is the list of musicians in order of wealth:
1. Ed Sheeran £200m
2. Harry Styles £63m
3. Niall Horan £50m
4. Little Mix £48m
5. Louis Tomlinson £45m
6. Liam Payne £44m
7. Zayn Malik £36m
8. Sam Smith £33m
9. Rita Ora £20m
9. Stormzy £20m
11. George Ezra £16m
11. Dua Lipa £16m
Away from celebrities, Sir James Dyson was named as the richest man in Britain, with a fortune of £16.2bn, an increase of £3.6bn on 2019. A growing interest in his products in China helped see the technology mogul top the list for the first time.
Updated: May 17, 2020 03:22 PM