By George Matlock
John’s wealth has been shaved £10 million and his league
position has slipped in The Sunday Times 13th annual
Rich List of Britain’s 1,000 wealthiest people this weekend.
Elton’s still sitting on a fortune worth £150 million, and
he is Britain’s 7th richest pop star. In last year’s survey,
Elton was 5th, with £160 million.
loss nearly equates with how much his failed court case against
his firmer management company and his former accountants will
list editor Ian Coxon said: “Nevertheless we
are still backing Elton to go from strength to strength.”
dominating the pop world was Sir Paul McCartney,
whose wealth soared to £713 million, making him Britan’s first
dollar millionaire with US$1.02 billion, and up from £550 million
a year ago.
data comes hot on the heels of similar findings in January 2001.
Funnyman Brian Conley, host of The Brian Conley
Show, on ITV, April 20, 2001, included a
trailer for a joke not broadcast in the programme itself. Brian,
in his wrap of in-the-news stories, bleated:
John this week found out he must pay legal costs in his £8 million
case. When asked, he said: ‘I can’t pay it now, I have no loose
court case was for a claim more like £14 million, and the legal
expenses amounted to £8 million.
played the lead role in hilarious theatre production Elton
John’s Glasses at the Queen’s Theatre in London in 1998.