Sunday Times Rich List 2008
The Sunday Times Rich List 2008 was published on 27 April 2008.
Since 1989 the UK national Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times (sister paper to The Times) has published an annual magazine supplement to the newspaper called the Sunday Times Rich List. The list is based on an estimate of the minimum wealth of the richest 1,000 people or families in the United Kingdom as of January of that year, and is compiled by Dr Philip Beresford.
As in previous years, the List was widely covered in other UK media on the day of its publication; the Daily Telegraph, for example, noted that "Kirsty Bertarelli, a former Miss United Kingdom from Staffordshire, is the highest placed woman, appearing at number six on the list alongside her husband, the biotechnology tycoon Ernesto Bertarelli."
The top four places in the List were unchanged from the previous year. Only six of the top 20 were born in Britain.
Among the most notable changes were three new names on the List entering in the top 12: Alisher Usmanov, Leonard Blavatnik, both Russian entrepreneurs with homes in London, and Ernesto Bertarelli.
Top 12 fortunes
|Rank||Value||Name||Source of wealth||2007
|2||£11700m||Roman Abramovich||Oil, industry||2||£10800m|
|3||£7000m||Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster||Property||3||£7000m|
|4||£6200m||Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja||Industry and finance||4||£6200m|
|5||£5726m||Alisher Usmanov||Steel and mining||[new entry]||-|
|6||£5650m||Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli||Pharmaceuticals||[new entry]||-|
|7||£5400m||Hans Rausing||Food packaging||6||£5400m|
|9||£4330m||Sir Philip Green||Retailing||7||£4900m|
|10||£4300m||David and Simon Reuben||Property||8||£3490m|
|11||£3974m||Leonard Blavatnik||Industry||[new entry]||-|
|12||£3730m||Seán Quinn||Quarrying, property, insurance||12||£3050m|
- Lists of billionaires
- Sunday Times Rich List 2007
- Sunday Times Rich List 2009
- Sunday Times Rich List 2010
- Sunday Times Rich List 2011
- Sunday Times Rich List 2012
- Sunday Times Rich List 2013
- "Rich List reveals wealthy reap profits under Labour" Times Online, 27 April 2008
- Set The Video: Britain's Rich List, ITV1, Thursday 19 April, 9pm TV Scoop, 16 April 2007
- Daily Telegraph[dead link]
- Sunday Times Rich List Times Online