Sunday Times Rich List 2009

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The Sunday Times Rich List 2009 was published on 26 April 2009.[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.

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

The top three places in the List were unchanged from the previous year. The Hinduja brothers, ranked 4th in 2008, and Leonard Blavatnik, ranked 11th in 2008, were removed from the list. Among the most notable changes were the loss of £155 billion from the collective fortunes of Britain's richest 1,000 people, equivalent to more than a third of their estimated wealth, as a consequence of the recession.[1]

Top 25 fortunes[edit]

2009[4] Name Citizenship Source of wealth 2008[5]
Rank Net worth
GB£ bn
Rank Net worth
GB£ bn
1 Steady £10.80 Decrease Lakshmi Mittal and family  India Steel 1 £27.70
2 Steady £7.00 mDecrease Roman Abramovich  Russia Oil, industry, owner of Chelsea FC 2 £11.70
3 Steady £6.50 Decrease The Duke of Westminster  United Kingdom Property (Grosvenor Group) 3 £7.00
4 Increase £5.00 Decrease Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli Pharmaceuticals 6 £5.65
5 Increase £4.00 Decrease Hans Rausing Packaging 7 £5.40
6 Increase £3.83 Decrease Sir Philip Green and Lady Green  United Kingdom Retailing 9 £4.33
7 Increase £2.96 Decrease Charlene Carvalho and Michel Carvalho  Netherlands Inheritance, brewing, banking (Heineken) 13 £3.63
8 Increase £2.68 Decrease Sammy Ofer and Eyal Ofer Shipping, Property 15 £3.34
9 Decrease £2,50 Decrease John Fredriksen Shipping 8 £4.65
9 Increase £2.50 Decrease Joe Lewis  United Kingdom Foreign exchange, investment 19 £2.80
9 Increase £2.50 Decrease Kirsten Rausing and Jorn Rausing Inheritance, investment (Tetra Pak) 14 £3.50
9 Increase £2.50 Decrease David and Simon Reuben Property 10 £4.30
13 Decrease £2.30 Decrease Seán Quinn and family Quarrying, property, insurance 12 £3.73
14 Increase £2.00 Decrease Charles Cadogan, 8th Earl Cadogan and family Property (Cadogan Estates) 17 £2.93
15 Increase £1.80 Decrease Alan Parker Duty-free shopping 28 £2.09
16 Increase £1.61 Increase Sir Ken Morrison and family Supermarket 52 £1.45
17 Increase £1.55 Decrease Roddie Fleming and family Finance 35 £1.90
18 Decrease £1.50 Decrease Alisher Usmanov Steel, Mines 5 £5.73
18 Increase £1.50 Steady Eddie and Sol Zakay Property 47 £1.50
18 Increase £1.50 Decrease Mahdi Al Tajir Metals, oil, water 26 £2.20
18 Increase £1.50 Steady Mark Pears and family Property 47 £1.50
18 Steady £1.50 Decrease Nicky Oppenheimer  South Africa Diamonds, mining (De Beers) 18 £2.87
18 Increase £1.50 Decrease Poju Zabludowicz Property, hotels 31 £2.00
24 Steady £1.47 Decrease Bernie Ecclestone  United Kingdom Motor racing 24 £2.40
25 Increase £1.40 Decrease John Caudwell Mobile phones 44 £1.60
25 Increase £1.40 Decrease Ian and Richard Livingstone Property 38 £1.88

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Beresford, Philip, ed. (26 April 2009). The Sunday Times http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/specials/rich_list/article6169048.ece.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List 2009". Daily Telegraph. United Kingdom. 25 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "UK super-rich 'hit in downturn'". BBC News. 25 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Beresford, Philip, ed. (25 April 2010). "2009 Rich List". thesundaytimes.co.uk. Retrieved October 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Rich List reveals wealthy reap profits under Labour". The Sunday Times. 27 April 2008. 

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