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The top 20 wealthiest people and families in Britain and Ireland, 2016

The top 20 wealthiest people and families in Britain and Ireland, 2016

David and Simon Reuben, Indian-born brothers, were named as the wealthiest people in Britain, with their assets estimated at $18.9 billion (13.1 billion pounds). The Reubens’ fortune increased by 3.4 billion pounds over the past year, said the compilers of the Sunday Times rich list, 2016.

Publicity-shy Reuben brothers, who also own London Oxford Airport and London Heliport, were born in India to a wealthy Iraqi-Jewish family before moving to Britain in the 1950’s and built their wealth in metals and property.

Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja – also brothers – finished a close 2nd with 13 billion pounds, followed by Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik at 11.59 billion pounds.

The 1,000 richest people and families listed are worth a total of 576 billion pounds, up from 547 billion pounds in 2015. There are also a record 125 women on this year’s top 1,000 list.

The top 20 wealthiest people and families in Britain and Ireland, 2016:

RankNameWealth
1David and Simon Reuben13.1 billion pounds
2Sri and Gopi Hinduja13 billion pounds
3Len Blavatnik11.6 billion pounds
4Galen and George Weston and family11 billion pounds
5Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli9.78 billion pounds
6The Duke of Westminste9.35 billion pounds
7Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho9.15 billion pounds
8Kirsten and Jorn Rausing8.7 billion pounds
9Hans Rausing and family8.6 billion pounds
10Alisher Usmanov7.58 billion pounds
11Lakshmi Mittal and family7.12 billion pounds
12Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay7 billion pounds
13Roman Abramovich6.4 billion pounds
14John Fredriksen and family6.3 billion pounds
15Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family5.84 billion pounds
16Earl Cadogan and family5.7 billion pounds
17Sir James Dyson and family5 billion pounds
18Nicky Oppenheimer and family4.83 billion pounds
19Sir Richard Branson and family4.52 billion pounds
20John Grayken4.42 billion pounds

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