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Sir James Dyson tops UK rich list with a £16.2bn fortune

by LLB Reporter
17th May 20 11:53 am

Sir James Dyson, 73, is now the richest person in the UK for the first time after his wealth grew by £3.6bn in 2019, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

List compiler Robert Watts said, “Ever since the financial crisis of 2008-9, Britain’s wealthiest people have become richer and richer.

“Covid-19 has called time on their golden period. This year’s rich list paints a picture of Britain on the brink of calamity, two months after lockdown and already billions of pounds have been wiped out.

“You may not like the super-rich, but it is hard to deny that our economy will need the jobs they create and the taxes they and their companies pay if we are to escape a prolonged recession that causes further misery to millions.”

According to the Sunday Times Rich List, the top 10 richest people in the UK for 2020 are:

  • Sir James Dyson and family, household goods and technology, £16.2bn.
  • Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family, industry and finance, £16bn.
  • David and Simon Reuben, property and internet, £16bn.
  • Sir Leonard Blavatnik, investment, music and media, £15.78bn.
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Ineos chemical giant, £12.15bn.
  • Kirsten and Jorn Rausing, inheritance and investment, £12.1bn.
  • Alisher Usmanov, mining and investment, £11.68bn.
  • Guy, George and Galen Jr Weston and family, retail, £10.53bn.
  • Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho, inheritance, brewing and banking, £10.3bn.
  • The Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor family, property, £10.29bn.

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