The Queen attends Chelsea 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 during a four-day weekend next month, between June 2 and June 5. Festivities will kick off with the monarch’s annual birthday parade, also known as Trooping the Color, and will also include a Service of Thanksgiving, the Royal Derby and a celebrity-studded pageant finale.
On Friday, the Sunday Times revealed the 2022 Rich List, naming the 250 wealthiest people or families in the United Kingdom.
Despite her status as Queen of England, there are plenty of celebrities who have amassed a fortune larger than the monarch’s – including a couple of famous faces that will feature in the Jubilee celebrations.
The monarch’s private wealth reportedly stands at £ 370million; here are six surprising celebrities who are richer than the Queen:
1. Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Hayek, 55, has an impressive net worth of £ 158million.
The Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this year.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
The actress has built a successful career in Hollywood having starred in several notable movies and television series such as, Frida, Grown Ups and Ugly Betty.
Hayek is married to François-Henri Pinault, 59, the CEO of luxury brand Kering, which owns the likes of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen.
Together, they have a net worth of 12 7.125billion, making them one of the richest families in Hollywood.
2. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
McCartney, 79, is one of the richest musicians in the world, with an estimated fortune of £ 865million.
The release of the 2022 Rich List comes as the former Beatle is midway through his Got Back tour.
Alongside his successful solo career, McCartney also earns from the Beatles’ previously released music.
Due to his greater share of songwriting royalties, McCartney’s wealth is significantly larger.
3. JK Rowling
The Harry Potter author is one of the highest-earning and most-loved authors, having sold more than 500 million books featuring the wizarding world of Hogwarts.
Rowling, 56, is thought to have earned more than £ 1 billion from her books over the years, but is believed to have earned a further £ 200million from the Harry Potter films.
She has a net worth of £ 850million, a rise of £ 30million from 2021.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
4. Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty
Sunak, 42, and his heiress wife have built up a joint fortune of £ 730million.
The Chancellor is the first frontline politician to be named on the Sunday Times Rich List.
Murty, 42, is the daughter of billionaire NR Narayana Murthy, a co-founder of the IT giant Infosys and one of India’s richest men.
She owns 0.93 per cent of the company in her own name – a stake worth about £ 690million.
Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murthy
5. Sir Elton John
Having released 32 albums and sold more than 300 million records over his six-decade long career, Sir Elton, 75, is one of the most successful British singers of all time.
He has amassed a fortune from the sale of his music, and continues to earn money on his previous releases.
Elton has a net worth of £ 395million.
Sir Elton John
6. David and Victoria Beckham
The Beckhams rose to fame in the nineties – when Victoria, 48, was a member of the Spice Girls, the best-selling girl group in history, and David, 47, became a household name for his football career.
Since then, the couple have signed a number of commercial deals, most recently they banked £ 200million from selling a controlling stake in their business empire.
Together, they have a net worth of £ 380million.
David and Victoria Beckham
Both Elton John and David Beckham are expected to take part in the Jubilee weekend.