Sunday Times Rich List 2010

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This article is about the Rich List published in 2010. For general information about the list, see Sunday Times Rich List.

The Sunday Times Rich List 2010 was published on 25 April 2010.[1][2]

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 Rich List was widely previewed in the UK media and extensively covered on the day of its publication.[3][4] The top four places in the Rich List were unchanged from the previous year.[2]

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.[3]

Notable changes in rankings include the gains for David and Simon Reuben, up to fifth place at GB£5.53 billion, and for Alisher Usmanov, up to sixth place at £4.7 billion. There were two new entries in the top 20, Joseph Lau, a Chinese property tycoon and Leonard Blavatnik, a Russian oligarch, returning after removal from the previous year's list.[2]

Top 12 fortunes[edit]

2010[2] Name Citizenship Source of wealth 2009[5]
Rank Net worth
GB£ bn
Rank Net worth
GB£ bn
1 Steady £22.45 Increase Lakshmi Mittal and family  India Steel 1 £10.80
2 Steady £7.40 Increase Roman Abramovich  Russia Oil, industry, owner of Chelsea FC 2 £7.00
3 Steady £6.75 Increase The Duke of Westminster  United Kingdom Property 3 £6.50
4 Steady £5.95 Increase Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli   Switzerland &  United Kingdom Pharmaceuticals 4 £5.00
5 Increase £5.53 Increase David and Simon Reuben  United Kingdom Property 9 £2.50
6Increase £4.70 Increase Alisher Usmanov  Russia Steel, mining 18 £1.50
7Increase £4.50 Increase Galen Weston, George Weston and family  Canada Retailing (George Weston Limited) 47 £0.90
8 Decrease £4.40 Increase Charlene Carvalho and Michel Carvalho  Netherlands[6] Inheritance, banking, brewing (Heineken) 7 £2.96
9 Decrease £4.11 Increase Sir Philip Green and Lady Green  United Kingdom Retailing 6 £3.83
10 Increase £4.10 Increase Anil Agarwal Mining 70 £0.60
11 Decrease £4.00 Steady Hans Rausing and family  Sweden Packaging 5 £4.00
12 Increase £3.83 Increase Joseph Lau  China Property n/a not listed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Sunday Times Rich List 2010: Rising from the rubble". The Sunday Times. 25 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Beresford, Philip, ed. (25 April 2010). "2010 Rich List". Retrieved October 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Sunday Times Rich List 2010: Britain's richest see wealth rise by one third". The Telegraph. United Kingdom. 24 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Super-rich become wealthier again, Sunday Times says". BBC News. 24 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Beresford, Philip, ed. (25 April 2010). "2009 Rich List". Retrieved October 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ Fontevecchia, Agustino. "Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken". Forbes. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 

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