Spotify founder Daniel Ek is worth the same as Mick Jagger, says Sunday Times Rich List 2012

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daniel-ek-ceo-spotify-l.jpgSpotify founder Daniel Ek has made it onto the Sunday Time Rich List for 2012, with an estimated worth of £190 million.

That puts the music streaming guru on a level footing with The Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger and David and Victoria Beckham, amassing wealth that took Jagger 68 years in just 29.

Though Swedish, Ek has made his way onto the UK list this time around as part of his working year is now spent in Spotify’s London offices.

Launching in 2006, Spotify is now valued at £1.2 billion, with 3 million paying subscribers pumping money into the application. Adding 10,000 tracks a day, and with a recent partnership with Facebook paying dividends, the sky’s the limit for the music streaming app.

The Sunday Times 2012 Rich List in full is as follows:

Sunday Times Rich List 2012 -Top 20

1 Clive Calder – £1.35bn

2 Sir Cameron Mackintosh – £725m

3 Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell – £665m

4 Lord Lloyd-Webber – £590m

5 U2 – £514m

6 Simon Fuller – £375m

7 Simon Cowell – £225m

8 Sir Elton John – £220m

9 Michael Flatley – £192m

10= David and Victoria Beckham – £190m
10= Daniel Ek – £190m
10= Sir Mick Jagger – £190m

13= Olivia and Dhani Harrison – £180m
13= Sting – £180m

15 Keith Richards – £175m

16 Jamie Palumbo – £170m

17 Denis and Caroline Desmond – £165m

18 Ringo Starr – £160m

19 Sir Tim Rice – £144m

20 Sir Tom Jones – £140m

Gerald Lynch
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