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Jokes continue but Elton’s laughing all the way to the bank!
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Brian Conley courts a joke, but Elton is still cash king

Friday 20
April 2001 @ 21:17
– GMT

By George Matlock

 

Elton
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.

 

But
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.

 

The
loss nearly equates with how much his failed court case against
his firmer management company and his former accountants will
cost him.

 

But
list editor Ian Coxon said: “Nevertheless we
are still backing Elton to go from strength to strength.”

 

Still
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.

 

The
data comes hot on the heels of similar findings in January 2001.

Meanwhile,
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:

 

“Elton
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
change.'”

 

The
court case was for a claim more like £14 million, and the legal
expenses amounted to £8 million.

Brian
played the lead role in hilarious theatre production Elton
John’s Glasses
at the Queen’s Theatre in London in 1998.

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