Paul McCartney once again ranks as Britain's richest musician
Paul McCartney performs Hey Jude at the end of the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics Saturday, July 28, 2012 in London.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:36AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:48AM EDT
LONDON -- Let it be -- as in billionaire.
Paul McCartney remains Britain's wealthiest musician, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
The newspaper estimated Thursday that the ex-Beatle shares a 680 million-pound ($1.05 billion) fortune with his third wife, Nancy Shevell, whose family owns a U.S. trucking company.
McCartney has topped the musicians' list every year since it was first compiled in 1989.
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is ranked second, with an estimated 620 million-pound fortune.
Adele topped a parallel list for musicians under 30. She is judged to be worth 30 million pounds.
The full ranking of musicians will be published Sunday.
The overall Rich List -- a widely respected measure that draws on public records of property, shares and other assets -- will be released April 21.