These Are 10 of the World’s Wealthiest Guitarists

David Gilmour performs with his frequent companion—a black Fender Stratocaster.

David Gilmour performs with his frequent companion—a black Fender Stratocaster. (Image credit: Roberto Panucci/Getty Images)

In a recent-ish article, Total Guitar counted down the 10 wealthiest guitar players in the magazine’s home country, the U.K. We should note that £500 million shown for the Edge is actually the total worth for U2. If that were to be split equally, the Edge would be worth £125 million, or roughly $153 million, placing him at number 4 on the list.

You can check out the article right here for the full story.

10. Ronnie Wood—£55 Million ($67.5 Million)

9. Pete Townshend—£75 Million ($92 Million)

8. Mark Knopfler—£75 Million ($92 Million)

7. David Gilmour—£100 Million ($123 Million)

6. Jimmy Page—£105 Million ($129 Million)

5. Brian May—£120 Million ($147 Million)

4. Eric Clapton—£160 Million ($196 Million)

3. Keith Richards—£220 Million ($270 Million)

2. The Edge—£500 Million ($613 Million)

1. Paul McCartney—£760 Million ($932 Million)

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.