Do you want to know who is the richest family in UK? Are you looking for a list of the wealthiest UK families? If that is the case, then you’re at the right place. In this article, we’ll be sharing a list of the top 10 richest families in the UK along with their estimated net worth.
Even during the pandemic, the past year saw a major addition of 24 more names to the billionaire club with now a record total of 171 billionaires in the UK, accounting for a collective rise in the fortunes of these billionaires’ net worth by about 21.7%.
Though it’s not a competition, appearing among the wealthiest UK families is in fact a great sense of achievement in terms of the family business’ success. And while the list is undoubtedly businessperson heavy, there are a few celebrities in the mix.
Read along the article to find out which family takes the title of the richest UK family and figure out exactly which are the other 9 wealthiest families in the UK.
Who Takes the Title of the Richest Family in UK?
Without further ado, let’s check out the list of the top 10 wealthiest UK families along with their source of immense fortunes and net worth in the following subsections.
1. The Reuben Family
The Reuben family ranks as the richest family in UK. The Mumbai-born brothers, David, and Simon Reuben, also feature among the wealthiest men in the UK at the second spot.
Their source of wealth comes from the various property investments both in the UK and the US. With a rise of about £5.465 billion during the pandemic last year, the property empire tycoons’ net worth stands tall at over £21 billion.
Estimated Net Worth: £21.465bn
2. The Hinduja Family
Next up, we have the Hinduja family including the four brothers – Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash, and Ashok Hinduja. The Hinduja family business conglomerate oversees various sectors including van manufacturing, luxury hotels, banking, and healthcare.
The family’s huge global business empire, the Hinduja Group, whose net worth stands at a net worth of around £17 billion attracted a gain of about £1 billion in the past 12 months.
Estimated Net Worth: £17bn
3. The Dyson Family
The Dyson family ranks as the third richest family in UK. The Dyson family business is run by Sir James Dyson, the former richest UK man titleholder and the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner.
The Dyson family’s source of wealth comes from household goods and technology including Jake Dyson’s (James’ son) lighting firm. The Dyson family business saw a rise in fortune by £100 million giving a boost to the overall net worth to top off the £16 billion mark.
Estimated Net Worth: £16.3bn
4. The Mittal Family
The Mittal family headed by the UK-based Indian magnate, Lakshmi Mittal, sits on the list as the fourth richest family in UK.
Including businesswoman-daughter Vanisha Mittal and son Aditya Mittal who is the CEO of ArcelorMittal, the Mittal family’s fortunes are based on the steel industry. Their net worth saw the biggest jump in wealth, in the past year, raking in about £7.9 billion.
Estimated Net Worth: £14.68bn
5. The Rausing Family
With the overall reported net worth of £13 billion shared across the whole Rausing family including the sibling duo – Jörn and Kirsten along with Marit, Lisbet, and Sigrid Rausing, the Rausing family makes it the fifth richest family in UK.
Their source of wealth is based on investments with major fortunes coming from the inheritance of the giant Swiss-based packaging group, Tetra Laval, founded by the late industrialist, Ruben Rausing.
Estimated Net Worth: £13bn
6. The Carvalho-Heineken Family
Coming in at number 6 on the list of wealthiest UK families, we have the Carvalho-Heineken family. The family business is controlled by the couple Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho along with their children Alexander and Louisa.
The Carvalho-Heineken family whose fortunes range from sources like inheritance, brewing, and banking raked in about £1.713 billion during the pandemic last year.
Estimated Net Worth: £12.013bn
7. The Weston Family
With the control of a number of major retail businesses spread across the UK including Primark, Selfridges, and Fortnum & Mason, the Weston family ranks as the seventh richest family in UK.
The family business which is run by the British business tycoons, Guy Weston, George Weston along with Alannah and Galen Weston, the Weston family’s ownership of retail businesses saw a rise in their fortunes by about £470 million in the past year.
Estimated Net Worth: £11bn
8. The Grosvenor Family
With his father’s death in August of 2016, Hugh Grosvenor became the 7th Duke of Westminster along with holding the title of Britain’s youngest billionaire at the age of 25.
With their major source of wealth coming from the inheritance of the title and property empire, the Grosvenor family’s fortunes stand at a net worth just above the £10 billion mark despite a fall of around £241 million during the last year.
Estimated Net Worth: £10.054bn
9. The Bertarelli Family
The next entry on the list as the ninth richest family in UK is the Bertarelli family including a couple of Swiss businessmen, Ernesto Bertarelli, and the former Miss UK, Kirsty Bertarelli.
With control of the family business based on the pharmaceutical industries and shared by the couple and their 3 children – Chiara, Falco, and Alceo Bertarelli; the Bertarelli family’s fortunes stand at around £9 billion.
Estimated Net Worth: £9.2bn
10. The Pinault-Hayek Family
Ranked as the tenth richest family in UK, we have one of the wealthiest power couples of popular actresses, Salma Hayek, and the billionaire, François-Henri Pinault. With a net worth of around £8.6 billion, the couple stands above some of the richest celebrity couples like Jay Z and Beyonce.
The source of the Pinault-Hayek family’s wealth which is shared between the luxury goods firm, Kering (of which Henri is the CEO) and Hayek’s acting career, saw an impressive rise of £2.083 billion in the last 12 months.
Estimated Net Worth: £8.675bn
With this, it’s time to wrap up the list of the top 10 richest UK families. While the upper half of the list contains regular names in such types of lists, the bottom half saw some reshuffling. We hope that you found the list quite informative and satisfactory.
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