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Top 10 Richest People in the UK

The United Kingdom has ‘more billionaires per capita than any other country in the world’, which is a staggering statistic. What’s more outstanding is that London – the capital city of England – boasts the highest number of billionaires as residents in the world.

With this in mind, though, the number of billionaires in the UK does not refer only to British nationals. Many on this rich list that the UK promotes includes Russian billionaires (to name just one other nationality). As such, it is important to identify the top 10 richest people in the UK that are also British by birthright or through adopted citizenship.

Let’s take a look at who makes it to the list…

1. Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja

Image source: BUSINESS TODAY

Net worth: £9.1 billion
Wealth: The Indian-born British brothers own Hunduja Group with a diversified portfolio extending to textiles, automobiles and imports/exports.

2. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor

Net worth: £7.9 billion
Wealth: The sixth Duke of Westminster owns property company Grosvenor Group.

3. David and Simon Rueben

 

Net worth: £6.7 billion
Wealth: Self-made billionaire property moguls with business portfolios ranging from carpets to scrap metals. Both Indian-British brothers are highly regarded philanthropists.

4. Sir Philip Green

Image source: The Telegraph

Net worth: £5 billion
Wealth: One of the biggest retail moguls in the world, and renowned amongst celebrities and industry giants alike Sir Philip is the Chairman of the Arcadia Group which includes Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, BHS, Evans, Burton and Outfit.

5. Charles Cadogan

 

Net worth: £4.7 billion
Wealth: Eton educated British peer, the 
8th Earl Cadogan is a well-known philanthropist and vast landowner.

6. Mike Ashley

Image source: The Telegraph

Net worth: £4 billion
Wealth: Owner of Sports Direct, the publicly-held sports retail chain, Mike Ashley is one of the richest retail entrepreneurs in the UK and is the owner of Newcastle United F.C.

7. Bruno Schroder

Image source: celebritynetworth

Net worth: £3.3 billion
Wealth: The Schroder family is a highly respected and wealthy family in the UK. The family descend from a banking dynasty, and Bruno is a major stakeholder of Schroders, which has assets valued at £300 billion.

8. Richard Branson

Image source: The Guardian

Net worth: £3.25 billion
Wealth: British-born eccentric businessman and entrepreneur, Branson is the founder of Virgin Group which includes Virgin Atlantic Airlines.

9. Laurence Graff

Image source: Celebrity Net Worth

Net worth: £3.1 billion
Wealth: Laurence Graff is a renowned British-born jeweler and founder of Graff Diamonds, which he founded in 1960.

10. Joe Lewis

Image source: The Telegraph

Net worth: £2.8 billion
Wealth: Joe Lewis originally made his wealth in retail and then moved into currency trading where he is currently the main investor in Tavistock Group. Lewis is still an active foreign exchange (FX) trader.

So there you have it; the richest people in the UK at present! The net worth of each person is based on data taken from Wikipedia and Techscio, and in some cases, currency conversion was required so the net worth has been rounded to the nearest full figure.

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