And the rich get richer

The Sunday Times Rich List indicates that during the past year of recession and financial crisis, the combined wealth of Britain’s 1,000 richest people has increased by 30%.

1 (1) Lakshmi Mittal and family (steel), £22,450 million, up 108%
2 (2) Roman Abramovich (oil and industry), £7,400 million, up 6%
3 (3) Duke of Westminster (property), £6,750 million, up 4%
4 (4) Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli (pharmaceuticals), £5,950 million, up 19%
5 (9) David and Simon Reuben (property and internet), £5,532 million, up 121%
6 (18) Alisher Usmanov (steel and mines), £4,700 million up 213%
7 (47) Galen and George Weston and family (retailing), £4,500 million, up 400%
8 (7) Charlene and Michel de Carvalho (inheritance, brewing, banking), £4,400 million, up 49%
9 (6) Sir Philip and Lady Green (retailing), £4,105 million, up 7%
10 (70) Anil Agarwal (mining), £4,100 million, up 583%
11 (5) Hans Rausing and family (packaging), £4,000 million, unchanged
12 (-) Joseph Lau (property), £3,825 million
13 (9) Kirsten and Jorn Rausing (inheritance and investment), £3,500 million, up 40%
14 (81) Vladimir Kim (mining), £3,160 million, up 480%
15 (-) Leonard Blavatnik (industry), £3,000 million
16 (9) John Fredriksen (shipping), £2,750 million, up 10%
17 (9) Joe Lewis (foreign exchange and investment), £2,700 million, up 8%
18 (32) Sir Richard Branson (transport, internet and mobile telephones), £2,600 million, up 117%
19 (14) Earl Cadogan and family (property), £2,300 million, up 15%
20 (15) Alan Parker (duty-free shopping), £2,074 million, up 15%