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The Beatles have made an annual turnover of £43.5 million.

The 'Hello Goodbye' hitmakers' business, Apple Corps Limited, has amassed the staggering figure - £2 million more than they made in 2012 - landing Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the estates of late members John Lennon and George Harrison £5.1 million each.

Despite forming more than 50 years ago, The Beatles received £2,037,500 each in dividends, £1,936,500 in promotional activities fees and £1,175,375 for name and likeness payments.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''The Beatles have been the most famous band in the world since the 60s and it keeps on paying.

''The obsession with the Fab Four has never stopped, even half a century after they started.

''So the money just keeps rolling in.''

Ringo recently said he believes the group would have reformed and gone on tour by now had John and George still been alive today.

The band split in 1970 and John was shot dead by a fan in New York in 1980, while George died of lung cancer in 2001.

When asked whether the band would have reunited, Ringo said: ''I'd like to think, yes, we would. Paul still goes out with his band, I go out with mine and John would have probably been going out with his.

''George was not big on touring so I'm not sure about him. But who knows ... it could have come together.''


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