According to Sunday Express's "Rich List" for 2002 (a survey of Britain's 300 wealthiest people) Sir Paul has become Britain's first pop billionaire, making him the country's 11th richest person and the number one in the show business list. Over the past year, his fortune increased by 300 million pounds, thanks to the success of The Beatles' 1 album and a near 200-million-pound inheritance >from Linda's estate. Sir Paul also shares in Apple Corps' earnings (now valued at pounds 500m), where proceeds from other Beatle albums and the book Anthology are channeled. Added to this are the earnings Sir Paul receives from his private company, MPL Collections, which owns the copyrights to more than 25,000 songs, plus all his earnings as a songwriter. Earnings from Wings and his solo career add a further pounds 150m. Sir Paul also owns a collection of fine art are worth pounds 650m. as well as a large UK estate and property around the world. Congratulations, Sir Paul!
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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