Rihanna Beats Elton John for Third Place on Britain’s 2020 Richest Musicians List

Rihanna Beats Elton John for Third Place on Britain's 2020 Richest Musicians List

Raking in almost $576 million in 2019, the ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker falls behind Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul McCartney, but dominates over the likes of Mick Jagger and Ed Sheeran.

Londoner Rihanna has pipped Sir Elton John to third place on a new list of Britain’s richest musicians thanks to the success of her lingerie and cosmetics lines.

The “Umbrella” singer, who was born in Barbados but now lives in the U.K., raked in almost $576 million (£468 million) last year to land third place on the Sunday Times’ annual list of wealthy hitmakers, behind Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Paul McCartney, who share the top spot with $980 million (£800 million) apiece.

Elton comes in fourth place with a not-too-shabby $441,000 (£360 million) and Sir Mick Jagger rounds out the 2020 top five with $349 million (£285 million).

Keith Richards and Ringo Starr also make the top 10, as do Sting, Ed Sheeran and Sir Rod Stewart, who all tie for the 10th spot.

The Sunday Times’ Top 10 Richest Musicians in Britain: