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Brian Conley courts a joke, but Elton is still cash king

Friday 20 April 2001 @ 21:17 - GMT

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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.