The Queen attends Chelsea’s flower show in a buggy
The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate her platinum jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne. Her historic reign will be celebrated over a four-day weekend next month, between June 2 and June 5. The celebrations will kick off with the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping the Color, and will also include a Thanksgiving service, the Royal Derby and the finale of the Miss Celebrity Pageant.
The Sunday Times revealed, on Friday, the list of the richest people for the year 2022, naming the 250 richest people or families in the United Kingdom.
Despite her status as the Queen of England, there are plenty of celebrities who have amassed a fortune greater than the King’s – including two famous faces who will appear at jubilee festivities.
The private wealth of the king is said to be £370 million; Here are six surprising celebrities who are richer than the Queen:
1. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
Hayek, 55, has a net worth of £158 million.
The Queen is celebrating her platinum jubilee this year.
Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
The actress built a successful career in Hollywood after starring in several notable films and TV series such as Frida, Grown Ups and Ugly Betty.
Hayek is married to François-Henri Pinault, 59, CEO of luxury brand Kering, which owns the likes of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.
Together, they have a net worth of £7.125 billion, making them one of the wealthiest families in Hollywood.
2. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevel
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevel
McCartney, 79, is one of the world’s richest musicians, with an estimated fortune of £865 million.
The release of the 2022 Rich List comes as the former Beatles are halfway through their Got Back tour.
Besides his successful solo career, McCartney also earns from previously released Beatles music.
Due to his greater share of songwriting revenue, McCartney’s fortune is much greater.
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3. J.K. Rowling
The Harry Potter author is one of the highest-grossing and best-known authors, having sold more than 500 million books about the Wizarding World of Hogwarts.
Rowling, 56, is believed to have earned more than £1 billion from her books over the years, but is believed to have earned another £200 million from the Harry Potter films.
Her net worth is £850 million, an increase of £30 million over 2021.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.
4. Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murti
Sunak, 42, and his wife and heiress have amassed a combined fortune of £730m.
The chancellor is the first front-line politician to be named on the Sunday Times Rich List.
Murthy, 42, is the daughter of billionaire NR Narayana Murthy, co-founder of IT giant Infosys and one of India’s richest men.
She owns 0.93 per cent of the company to her name – a stake worth around £690m.
Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murthi
5. Sir Elton John
Having released 32 albums and sold more than 300 million records during his six-decade career, Sir Elton, 75, is one of the most successful British singers of all time.
He made a fortune selling his music, and still makes money from his previous releases.
Elton has a net worth of £395 million.
Sir Elton John
6. David and Victoria Beckham
The Beckhams rose to fame in the 1990s – when Victoria, 48, was a member of the Spice Girls, the best-selling girl group in history, and David, 47, became a household name in his football career.
Since then, the pair have signed a number of business deals, most recently receiving £200m from the sale of a controlling stake in their business empire.
Together, their net worth is £380 million.
David and Victoria Beckham
Elton John and David Beckham are expected to participate in the Jubilee Weekend.