Paul McCartney becomes the first British musician to reach billionaire status.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

The net worth of the iconic Beatles figure, Sir Paul McCartney, has surpassed £1 billion.

Sir Paul McCartney has been recognized as Britain’s inaugural musician billionaire. As reported by The Sunday Times Rich List, the legendary Beatles member, alongside his wife Nancy, now boasts a net worth exceeding £1 billion, marking a £50 million surge from the previous year. This recent financial milestone is attributed to the release of The Beatles’ final single, “Now And Then,” as well as the Peter Jackson-directed documentary, “Get Back.”

“Now And Then” originated from a demo recorded by John Lennon in the late 1970s and showcases contributions from all four members of The Beatles.

“Now And Then” holds a unique origin story, as it was initially recorded by Lennon at his residence in New York’s Dakota Building. When the surviving members of The Beatles began compiling their Anthology project in 1995, Yoko Ono provided them with the demo, along with rough versions of two other tracks, “Real Love” and “Free As A Bird,” which were subsequently released as singles.

However, technological constraints of the 1990s hindered the release of “Now And Then.” It wasn’t until recent advancements in technology that the song could be reworked and finally made available to the public in 2023.

Peter Jackson’s documentary, “Get Back,” was crafted from 55 hours of previously unseen footage and 140 hours of unheard audio. Over two years, these materials were meticulously edited and packaged into three episodes, providing audiences with a captivating glimpse into The Beatles’ creative process.

As per the Sunday Times, the McCartney fortune encompasses approximately $50 million of Nancy’s wealth.

Sir Paul McCartney is the proprietor of MPL Communications, established in 1969, which oversees the rights to over 25,000 songs. MPL not only manages McCartney’s post-Beatles compositions but also holds tracks by other renowned artists such as Buddy Holly.

Another legendary British music figure, Sir Elton John, also ranks among the top 350 of the list, boasting a net worth of £470 million.