Sunday Times Rich List 2010

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The Sunday Times Rich List 2010 was published on 25 April 2010.[1]

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.

As in previous years, the Rich List was widely previewed in the UK media and extensively covered on the day of its publication.[2][3]

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.[2]

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[edit]

Rank Wealth Name Source of wealth 2009
1Steady £22,450mIncrease Lakshmi Mittal and family Steel 1 £10,800m
2Steady £7,400mIncrease Roman Abramovich Oil, industry, owner of Chelsea FC 2 £7,000m
3Steady £6,750mIncrease Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster Property 3 £6,500m
4Steady £5,950mIncrease Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli Pharmaceuticals 4 £5,000m
5Increase £5,532mIncrease David and Simon Reuben Property 9 £2,500m
6Increase £4,700mIncrease Alisher Usmanov Steel, mining 18 £1,500m
7Increase £4,500mIncrease Galen Weston, George Weston and family Retailing 47 £900m
8Decrease £4,400mIncrease Charlene Carvalho and Michel Carvalho Inheritance, banking, brewing (Heineken) 7 £2,960m
9Decrease £4,105mIncrease Sir Philip Green and Lady Green Retailing 6 £3,830m
10Increase £4,100mIncrease Anil Agarwal Mining 70 £600m
11Decrease £4,000mSteady Hans Rausing and family Packaging 5 £4,000m
12 £3,825m Joseph Lau Property (new entry) (new entry)

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