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Rich man’s world

It’s good to know that in the economic turmoil it’s not just us regular folk feeling the pinch.

Mole’s heart went out to poor Sir Elton John who has seen his wealth drop by 26% during the credit crunch, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. But before Mole rushed to get its charitable donations, it wasn’t too saddened to see that his fortune still stands at £175m, putting even Sir Fred Goodwin’s mini fortune to shame.

Meanwhile, while Sir Paul McCartney won’t have to live by his mantra of ‘all you need is love’ any time soon, after his fortune dropped to £440m – down from £500m – it’s still got to hurt.

But there was good news for Simon Cowell, the Gallagher brothers and Mamma Mia producer Judy Craymer who saw an increase in their wealth, proving it really is a rich man’s world.

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