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Rich List 2015: Super rich's wealth soars as new money floods in from abroad

Rich List 2015: Super rich's wealth soars as new money floods in from abroad | Think outside the Box |

Leonard Blavatnik, left, is a Ukrainian-born American businessman

A fortune of £100 million is now required to make it into the top 1,000


The combined wealth of the 1,000 richest men and women in Britain has more than doubled in the last ten years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The wealthiest 1,000 individuals and families now have a combined fortune of £547.126 billion, up from £249.615 billion in 2005, despite the world economy being gripped by a punishing recession over much of the last decade.

Plain old millionaires increasingly struggle to count themselves among the mega-rich, with a fortune of £100 million now required to make it into the top 1,000.

That is £15 million higher than last year's minimum, while in 1997 it took a personal wealth of 'just' £15 million to make the grade.

The list includes 117 billionaires, up from 104 last year. They account for a total wealth of £325.131 billion and 80 of them are based in London. It means the capital has more sterling billionaires than any other city in the world.


London-based Ukrainian businessman Len Blavatnik, whose empire includes the Warner Music Group, is named the wealthiest man, with an estimated fortune of £13.17 billion.

He jumped from fourth last year after seeing his wealth rise by more than £3 billion, according to the list.


Jacques Le Bris's insight:

Here is a list of Britain's wealthiest 25 people, according to The Sunday Times Rich List:

  1. Len Blavatnik £13.17 billion
  2. Sri and Gopi Hinduja £13 billion
  3. Galen and George Weston and family £11 billion
  4. Alisher Usmanov £9.8 billion
  5. David and Simon Reuben £9.7 billion
  6. Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli £9.45 billion
  7. Lakshmi Mittal and family £9.2 billion
  8. Kirsten and Jorn Rausing £8.7 billion
  9. The Duke of Westminster £8.56 billion
  10. Roman Abramovich £7.29 billion
  11. John Fredriksen and family £7.24 billion
  12. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho £7.145 billion
  13. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay £6.5 billion
  14. Hans Rausing and family £6.4 billion
  15. Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family £5.935 billion
  16. Carrie and Francois Perrodo and family £5.8 billion
  17. Nathan Kirsh £5.06 billion
  18. Earl Cadogan and family £4.8 billion
  19. Nicky Oppenheimer and family £4.55 billion
  20. Sir Richard Branson and family £4.1 billion
  21. Bruno Schroder and family £3.76 billion
  22. Mike Ashley £3.5 billion, Sir James Dyson and family £3.5 billion, Sir Philip and Lady Green £3.5 billion

  23. Sir Henry Keswick and family £3.275 billion
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Money on the Mind

Money on the Mind | Think outside the Box |

Publiée le 21 juin 2013

In a series of startling studies, psychologists at the University of California at Berkeley have found that "upper-class individuals behave more unethically than lower-class individuals." Ongoing research is trying to find out what it is about wealth — or lack of it — that makes people behave they way they do. Paul Solman reports as part of his Making Sen$e series, more of which you can check out here: and

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