Andrew Lloyd Webber in music rich list

Theatre impresario and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been listed as the second richest person in music in the Sunday Times Rich List 2013.

Andrew Lloyd Webber comes second in music Rich List
Andrew Lloyd Webber comes second in music Rich List

Lloyd Webber, with a £620 million fortune, is pipped to first place by former Beatle Paul McCartney, who is worth £680 million, the richest musician in the UK and Ireland.

Irish rock band U2 (£520 million) and singer Elton John (£240 million), who wrote the music for Billy Elliot The Musical, also make the Sunday Times Rich List 2013, to be published on Sunday 21 April 2013.

Recent revivals of Lloyd-Webber’s hugely successful stage shows, including Evita on Broadway and an arena tour of Jesus Chirst Superstar spun out of a TV talent show, have helped boost the composer and theatre owner’s fortune. The Phantom of the Opera also continues to pull in audiences in the West End, New York and around the world.

Also in the list, Rolling Stone Mick Jagger came joint fifth at £200 million alongside former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and husband David Beckham. Viva Forever!, the musical that features the songs of the Spice Girls, continues to play at the Piccadilly Theatre in London.

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