Do you want to know who is the richest man in UK? How wealthy are these UK’s billionaires exactly? If so, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll be sharing a list of some of the wealthiest men in the UK along with their estimated net worth.
With new additions in the billionaire club, there are now a record total of 171 billionaires in the UK. What’s more interesting is the fact that these billionaires’ wealth has seen a collective rise of about 21.7% even during the pandemic.
With no celebrity or sports player making an appearance, the list is unsurprisingly prominent businessmen heavy. From industry-leading tycoons to people with inheritance, the list consists of the names of people worthy to hold the title of the richest man in UK.
Read along the article to find out who takes the title of the wealthiest UK man and how well are others ranked in the list along with their estimated net worth.
Who Tops The List As The Richest Man in UK?
Without further ado, let’s check out the list to see who ranks as the richest man in UK and know the source of immense fortunes of these wealthiest men in the following subsections.
1. Sir Leonard Blavatnik
The Ukrainian-born billionaire, Sir Leonard Blavatnik, tops the list of the richest men in the UK replacing the formerly crowned British inventor, Sir James Dyson.
The dual US-UK citizen, Mr. Blavatnik’s source of wealth includes investment, and media along with the major ownership of Warner music. His fortunes rose up by £7.219 billion in the past year to an estimated net worth of around £23 billion.
Estimated Net Worth: £23bn
2. David and Simon Reuben
Next up on the list is the duo of the Reuben brothers. Coming from humble beginnings, David and Simon Reuben stand at the second spot among the richest men in the UK.
The property and internet tycoon duos’ net worth saw a rise of about £5.465 billion in the last year. The Reuben brothers’ source of wealth lies in the property empire they built that is now worth over £21 billion.
Estimated Net Worth: £21.465bn
3. Sri and Gopi Hinduja
Another brother duo appears on the list of richest men in UK with the partnership of Sri and Gopi Hinduja. The duo whose source of wealth lies in industry and finance took their family’s huge business empire, the Hinduja Group, to great international success with a rise of about £1 billion in the past 12 months.
Though the global business empire belongs to all four brothers – Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok, the UK business interests are handled by the Sri and Gopi Hinduja.
Estimated Net Worth: £17bn
4. Sir James Dyson
Sir James Dyson who was the previous title holder of the richest man in the UK has now sloped down to the fourth place.
Sir James Dyson’s source of wealth comes from household goods and technology. The past year saw a comparatively lower rise of fortune by £100 million leading to an overall net worth of £16.3 billion.
Estimated Net Worth: £16.3bn
5. Lakshmi Mittal
At the fifth spot, we have the steel magnate billionaire, Lakshmi Mittal. With the source of his fortunes from the steel industry, the overall net worth of Lakshmi Mittal and his family stands just a little shy of £15 billion.
According to reports calculated from the past year, Mr. Mittal saw the biggest rise in wealth, raking in around £7.9 billion, as compared to other listed billionaires. This whopping surge in wealth is largely based on the increase in his ArcelorMittal steel-making business.
Estimated Net Worth: £14.68bn
6. Alisher Usmanov
Next up on the list is the Uzbeki billionaire, Alisher Usmanov whose source of wealth lies in the investment and mining industry.
Even though Usmanov sold his 30% Arsenal share for £525million to owner Stan Kroenke a few years ago, the business tycoon saw a rise in his fortunes by £1.726 billion making him the fourth richest man in UK.
Estimated Net Worth: £13.406bn
7. Jörn Rausing
Jörn Rausing shares the ranking with her sister and co-owner of the Tetra Pak packaging business, Kirsten Rausing.
With the overall net worth reported to be around £13 billion, their source of wealth is mostly based on inheritance and investment. With almost £900 million gained in the previous year, Jörn Rausing stands as the seventh richest man in UK.
Estimated Net Worth: £13bn
8. Roman Abramovich
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich makes it as the eighth richest man in UK moving four places above from the previously placed 12th position of the wealthiest men in the UK.
With the source of his wealth based on the oil industry, Mr. Abramovich’s bank balance saw a gain of £1.945 billion in the past year making his fortunes worth over the £12 billion mark.
Estimated Net Worth: £12.101bn
9. Michel de Carvalho
Sharing the wealth with spouse Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, Michel de Carvalho ranks in the list as the ninth richest man in UK.
With almost 12 billion worth of fortune shared across multiple sources of income including inheritance, brewing, and banking, the net worth of the former Olympic skier saw a rise of £1.713 billion in the last year.
Estimated Net Worth: £12.013bn
10. Guy, George Weston and Weston Family
Guy and George G. Weston are both British business tycoons. While Guy Weston is the chairman of the Garfield Weston Foundation and Wittington Investments, George Weston is the CEO of Associated British Foods.
The Weston family controls a number of UK retailers from Primark to Selfridges (headed by Alannah Weston). With their source of wealth coming from ventures including retail business and others, the net worth of the Weston family saw a rise of £470 million in the past year.
Estimated Net Worth: £11bn
Well, this leads us to the end of our article about the UK’s richest men. With Sir Leonard Blavatnik leading the list as the richest man in UK and Mr. Lakshmi Mittal’s achievement of having the biggest surge in fortune in the past year, we hope you found the list quite informative.
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