Britain’s super wealthy have accumulated even more cash during the worst cost of living crisis for 40 years with a record 177 billionaires now worth £710billion living in the UK, the new Sunday Times Rich List revealed today – as Rishi Sunak was named the richest serving MP in history and Roman Abramovich lost £6billion.
Sri and Gopi Hinduja, who run the Mumbai-based conglomerate Hinduja Group that owns businesses in automotive, oil, chemicals, banking, IT, media and real estate, have jumped to the top of the list after their wealth grew by more than £11billion in the past year to £28.47billion.
Entrepreneur, inventor and vacuum mogul Sir James Dyson and Technologist his family moved up to second in the list after a £6.7billion increase to £23 billion in 2022.Property investors David and Simon Reuben meanwhile were third with £22.26 billion, while Ukrainian-born Sir Leonard Blavatnik dropped from top spot to fourth.
The top riser was Guillaume Pousaz, the former ‘beach bum’ founder of Checkout.com, who is up to fifth worth £19billion – up an extraordinary £13billion in a year – due to a growing business and a huge increase in online sales during the pandemic, according to the , which only has one UK-born person in the top 10.
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