Sunday Times Rich List 2008

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This article is about the 2008 list. For the list in general, see Sunday Times Rich List.

The Sunday Times Rich List 2008 was published on 27 April 2008.[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.

The list was previewed on ITV1 on 24 April 2008 in Britain's Rich List: Giving It Away, presented by millionaire Duncan Bannatyne.[2]

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."[3]

The top four places in the List were unchanged from the previous year. Only six of the top 20 were born in Britain.[1]

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[edit]

Rank Value Name Source of wealth 2007
1Steady £27700mIncrease Lakshmi Mittal Steel 1 £19250m
2Steady £11700mIncrease Roman Abramovich Oil, industry 2 £10800m
3Steady £7000mSteady Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster Property 3 £7000m
4Steady £6200mSteady Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja Industry and finance 4 £6200m
5Increase £5726mIncrease Alisher Usmanov Steel and mining [new entry] -
6Increase £5650mIncrease Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli Pharmaceuticals [new entry] -
7Decrease £5400mSteady Hans Rausing Food packaging 6 £5400m
8Steady £4650mIncrease John Fredriksen Shipping 8 £3500m
9Decrease £4330mDecrease Sir Philip Green Retailing 7 £4900m
10Decrease £4300mIncrease David and Simon Reuben Property 8 £3490m
11Increase £3974mIncrease Leonard Blavatnik Industry [new entry] -
12Steady £3730mIncrease Seán Quinn Quarrying, property, insurance 12 £3050m

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