By John Smith • 23 May 2021 • 14:41
Sir James Dyson drops to fourth
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THE Sunday Times UK Rich List for 2021 shows that Britain must be doing something right in order to attract so many financial ‘big hitters’ from abroad.
Sir James Dyson and family only made an extra £100 million in the last year, knocking them off the top spot and down to fourth with just £16.3 billion to their names.
Topping the chart is Ukrainian born Sir Leonard Blavatnik with a massive £23 billion much of which comes from metal and oil earnings in Russia although he did make a further £1.37 billion when Warner Music Group went public.
There are now reportedly 171 billionaires in the UK and their wealth has increased by more than 20 per cent during the pandemic.
The top ten list is as follows;
1 Sir Leonard Blavatnik £23bn
2 David and Simon Reuben £21.465bn
3 Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family £17bn
4 Sir James Dyson and family £16.3bn
5 Lakshmi Mittal and family £14.68bn
6 Alisher Usmanov £13.406bn
7 Kirsten and Jorn Rausing £13bn
8 Roman Abramovich £12.101bn
9 Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho £12.013bn
10 Guy, George, Alannah and Galen Weston and family £11bn
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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