Hinduja brothers stay on top of United Kingdom rich list

Hinduja brothers stay on top of United Kingdom rich list

The list is headed by the Indian-born brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja who have seen their wealth from property, oil, plastics and finance surge by 3.2 billion pounds (4.15 billion US dollars) to 16.2 billion pounds (21 billion USA dollars).

There are now 14 more billionaires in Britain than this time previous year, with the number climbing to 134, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List.

McCall said: "While many of us anxious about the outcome of the European Union referendum, many of Britain's richest people just kept calm and carried on making billions".

The UK now has 134 billionaires, that is up by 14 more people from 2016.

Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, 66, and family are fourth in the list, with the biggest increase in wealth within the past 12 months, having added more than £6 billion to their £13.229 billion fortune. Ukrainian businessman Len Blavatnik is in second place (the Hinduja brothers's position till 2016). "A buoyant stock market usually drives the wealth of Rich Listers higher, and since last June equities have soared", Watts said.

Besides the Hinduja brothers, there are over 40 Indian- origin super-rich in this year's list of the UK's 1,000 wealthiest people, who seem to be reaping a so-called "Brexit bonanza".

In the past 12 months, the total wealth of Britain's richest 1,000 individuals and families surged 14% to £658bn, the newspaper said.

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Mr Story, the man behind Story Homes and story Contracting, sits at number 748 in the list with a recorded fortune of £150m.

NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul's business marked an 80-million-pound dip over past year, moving him down to the 194th slot, with an estimated wealth of 660 million pounds.

Rowling is one of a record 130 women to reach the top 1,000 rich list.

Also in the list are Mumbai-born David and Simon Reuben.

The minimum wealth required to break into the Sunday Times rich list is now £110 million of assets.

He joins popular singer Adele, who is listed as Britain's wealthiest female musician with £125 million.

The 20 richest alone are worth £191.765bn and have increased their cumulative wealth by £35.175bn in the past year.

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