Sunday Times Rich List 2010
The Sunday Times Rich List 2010 was published on 25 April 2010.
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. A separate section lists the 250 richest Irish, including both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
This article is concerned with the 2010 list only. For discussion of the lists generally, see Sunday Times Rich List.
The top four places in the Rich List were unchanged from the previous year.
Among the most notable changes were a rise in the collective wealth of the Rich List by almost a third over the previous year — the largest annual increase in the 22 years that the Sunday Times has run the List.
Notable changes in rankings include the gains for David and Simon Reuben, up to fifth place at £5,532 million, and for Alisher Usmanov, up to sixth place at £4,700 million. There were two new entries in the top 20: Joseph Lau (Chinese property tycoon) and Leonard Blavatnik (Russian oligarch, returning after removal from the previous year's list).
Top 12 fortunes
|Rank||Wealth||Name||Source of wealth||2009
|1||£22,450m||Lakshmi Mittal and family||Steel||1||£10,800m|
|2||£7,400m||Roman Abramovich||Oil, industry, owner of Chelsea FC||2||£7,000m|
|3||£6,750m||Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster||Property||3||£6,500m|
|4||£5,950m||Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli||Pharmaceuticals||4||£5,000m|
|5||£5,532m||David and Simon Reuben||Property||9||£2,500m|
|6||£4,700m||Alisher Usmanov||Steel, mining||18||£1,500m|
|7||£4,500m||Galen Weston, George Weston and family||Retailing||47||£900m|
|8||£4,400m||Charlene Carvalho and Michel Carvalho||Inheritance, banking, brewing (Heineken)||7||£2,960m|
|9||£4,105m||Sir Philip Green and Lady Green||Retailing||6||£3,830m|
|11||£4,000m||Hans Rausing and family||Packaging||5||£4,000m|
|12||£3,825m||Joseph Lau||Property||(new entry)||(new entry)|
- Lists of billionaires
- Sunday Times Rich List 2007
- Sunday Times Rich List 2008
- Sunday Times Rich List 2009
- Sunday Times Rich List 2011
- Sunday Times Rich List 2012
- Sunday Times Rich List 2013
- Sunday Times Rich List 2014
- "The Sunday Times Rich List 2010: Rising from the rubble" Times Online, 25 April 2010
- "Sunday Times Rich List 2010: Britain's richest see wealth rise by one third" Telegraph, 24 April 2010
- "Super-rich become wealthier again, Sunday Times says" BBC News, 24 April 2010
- Sunday Times Rich List Times Online