'Macca should donate more'
By Mark Reynolds
10 February 2004
Pssst...His own daughter once famously described him as 'a tight
Now Sir Paul McCartney's generosity has been questioned again, by
fellow veteran rocker Dave Gilmour.
Gilmour recently donated £3.6million to the 'urban village' project of
the homelessness charity Crisis.
The 58-year- old Pink Floyd star said he had more money than he knew
what to do with and that giving huge amounts to charity therefore made
He went on to chastise the former Beatle for not giving more of his
vast fortune to good causes.
' I am supposed to have £80million, according to the Rich List,' he
'£3million is just a fraction of what the project is going to cost and
it needs people with serious money to help out.
'My friend Paul McCartney is meant to have more than £500million.
' The way he lives you can understand where £100million goes.
' But I have no idea what he does with the other £ 400million. That's
a crazy amount of money and nobody needs it.'
In fact, 61-year-old Sir Paul's wealth is more accurately put at
Gilmour, who with Roger
Waters was the songwriting talent behind Pink Floyd for 35 years, is
close enough to Sir Paul to have attended his wedding to Heather Mills
His barbed comments might strike a chord with Sir Paul's fashion
designer daughter Stella, who described her father as 'a tight
bastard' for sending her to a comprehensive school.
Three years ago, Sir Paul threw a birthday party for Heather where
guests had to pay for their own drinks at the bar.
On another occasion, he presented a workman with a gift of one bottle
of beer brewed on his East Sussex estate. It did not go down very
The star did, however, pass on $1million last year to one good cause -
the landmines charity run by his wife - after earning it in one night.
The Crisis project aims to build 400 homes for down-andouts and
low-income workers in London.
Despite Gilmour's generosity, it is still £50million short of the fund-raising total required.
Sir Paul declined to comment on Gilmour's remarks. ---------------------------------
Reprinted from http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/showbiz/articles/9063842?source=Daily%20Mail
|Location:||Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK|
|Nodes:||16 (2 / 14)|