The Sunday Times has just released a list of the richest people in the UK. First place on the list is occupied by Sir Leonard Blavatnik with a fortune of £ 23 billion.
Quoted from BBC, Monday (24/5/2021), Blavatnik owns oil company and media, he also owns Warner Music. His fortune has increased by £ 7.2 billion over the year.
He took the position of Sir James Dyson whose fortune only increased by £ 100 million to £ 16.3 billion. He is now in fourth position.
Blavatnik made his fortune in Russia where he has billions of pounds worth of shares in companies that sell metals and oil. He has US and British citizenship.
His fortune was also boosted by the £ 1.37 billion worth of Warner shares, which he received when he was listed on the US stock market last year.
“The fact that many super rich people are getting much richer at a time when thousands of us have buried our loved ones, and millions of us worry about our livelihoods makes this a very disturbing explosion,” said Robert Watts, compiler of this annual index.
Property investors brothers David and Simon Reuben came in second as their fortune grew by £ 5.46 billion to £ 21.46 billion. Sri and Gopi Hinduja, who run the Mumbai-based Hinduja Group, came in third after their fortune increased by £ 1 billion.
Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal came in fifth, experiencing the biggest increase in wealth in the past 12 months, with a profit of around £ 7.9 billion. Much of his wealth stems from the increase in the value of his ArcelorMittal steelmaking.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is in eighth position after his fortune has risen by £ 1.9 billion to £ 12.1 billion.
List of Britain’s Richest People:
- Sir Leonard Blavatnik £ 23 billion
- David and Simon Reuben £ 21.46 billion
- Sri and Gopi Hinduja £ 17 billion
- Sir James Dyson £ 16.3 billion
- Lakshmi Mittaal £ 14.68 billion
- Alisher Usmanov £ 13.40 billion
- Kristen and Jorn Rausing £ 13 billion
- Roman Abramovich £ 12.10 billion
- Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho £ 12.01 billion
- George and Alannah Weston £ 11 billion