1. Clive Calder (£1.3 billion) – A South African-born and UK based record executive and businessman who is the founder of Zomba Group and its subsidiar, record label, Jive Records.
2. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber (£680 million) – His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. Producers in several parts of the UK have staged productions, including national tours, of the Lloyd Webber musicals under licence from the Really Useful Group. Andrew Lloyd Webber has achieved great popular success in musical theatre, and has been referred to as “the most commercially successful composer in history.” Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from the British Government for services to Music, 7 Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, 14 Ivor Novello Awards, 7 Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006.
3. Sir Cameron Anthony Mackintosh (£675 million) – A British theatrical producer notable for his association with many commercially successful musicals. At the height of his success in 1990, he was described as being “the most successful, influential and powerful theatrical producer in the world” by the New York Times. Mackintosh is the producer of such shows as Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, Martin Guerre and Cats.
4. Sir James Paul McCartney (£495 million) – An English musician, singer-songwriter and composer, who was the former the lead singer of The Beatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981). According to Guinness World Records, McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music.
5. Simon Fuller (£375 million) – A British artist manager, television producer and creator of the Idol franchise, first seen as Pop Idol in the UK and over 100 other versions including American Idol, Australian Idol, Canadian Idol, Deutschland sucht den Superstar, Idols (South Africa), Indian Idol, Nouvelle Star, Idol (Sweden), Idol (Norway), World Idol and Ídolos Brazil. Fuller is also the co-creator and executive producer of the Fox TV reality show So You Think You Can Dance and other US and European TV shows. He is an executive producer of Little Britain USA, a TV show that he signed to HBO and BBC TV in 2008.
6. Simon Cowell (£200 million) – A British music executive, television producer and entrepreneur. Simon Cowell is known in the UK and in the US for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, and American Idol. He is also the owner of the television production and music publishing house Syco.
7. Sir Elton John (£195 million) – Gay English singer, composer and pianist. Elton John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
8. Sir Mick Jagger (£190 million) – Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger is an English musician, singer-songwriter, actor, and producer, best known as the lead vocalist of rock band, The Rolling Stones. Jagger has also acted in and produced several films.
9. Sting (£180 million) – Sting is the professional name of Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE. He is an English musician, singer-songwriter, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist of the rock band The Police.
10. Keith Richards (£175 million) – An English musician, songwriter, and founding member of the rock band the Rolling Stones ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as the “10th greatest guitarist of all time.” Beginning in 1964, Richards and Mick Jagger developed a songwriting partnership, and by the mid-1960s the group had evolved into a major rock band. Fourteen songs Richards wrote with songwriting partner and the Rolling Stones’ vocalist Mick Jagger were listed on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”