Richest Person In Uk Revealed In Annual List

Apr 26th 2015 | lifestyle

Find out who is the richest of the super-rich in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Ukrainian-born Len Blavatnik, owner of Warner Music Group, has topped the Sunday Times Rich List with a whopping £13.17bn fortune. Blavatnik’s investments include stakes in Spotify and Beats Electronics with a portfolio that also boats Warner, which he purchased for $3.3bn in cash in 2011. The 57-year-old edged out last year’s top dogs, Sri and Gopi Hinduja, owners of the Hinduja Group, who have £13bn. Galen and George Weston, the men behind Primark and Selfridges enjoyed an extremely lucrative year seeing their wealth soar by £3.7bn to £11bn, making them Britain’s third richest.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich however, reportedly had a disappointing year, with the Sunday Times claiming £1.23bn has been wiped off his fortune – which now stands at a sorry £7.29bn.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is one of a few British-born billionaires in the top 25, with an estimated £4.1bn fortune. Sports Direct and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley comes joint 22nd with £3.5bn, tied with both TopShop owner Sir Philip Green and inventor Sir James Dyson. 

So just how rich are the top 1000? Well, in order to feature in this year's list, you will need a cool £100m, which infact rules out most music and sport stars. One notable exception is Sir Paul McCartney who is estimated to have £730m, making him the country’s richest musician.

The Sunday Times Rich List Top 10
1. Len Blavatnik - £13.17bn
2. Sri and Gopi Hinduja - £13bn
3. Galen and George Weston and family - £11bn
4. Alisher Usmanov - £9.8bn
5.  David and Simon Reuben - £9.7bn
6.  Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli - £9.45bn
7.  Lakshmi Mittal and family - £9.2bn
8.  Kirsten and Jorn Rausing - £8.7bn
9.  The Duke of Westminster - £8.56bn
10. Roman Abramovich - £7.29bn


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