Sunday Times Rich List 2013
According To The Sunday Times Rich List 2013
The UK's 1,000 richest residents have total wealth of £450 billion. Staggeringly, you'll need more than £75 million just to get onto this list.
"Someday, I want to be rich. Some people get so rich, they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be."
Amercian comedienne Rita Rudner
"Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand."
F Scott Fitzgerald in his short story 'The Rich Boy'
The table below shows the UK's Top 20 richest people in 2013, how they made their wealth, and what they're worth.
Investment, Music, Media
Shipping, Oil Services
Inheritance, Brewing, Banking
Hotels, Food, Industry
Transport, Finance, Fitness Clubs
Foreign Exchange, Investment
An Interesting History Lesson On Wealth
If you look back 25 years to the very first Sunday Times Rich List in 1989, there are many different names.
Two that feature in both lists are The Duke of Westminster and The Earl of Cadogan. They're both massive property owners and their wealth has grown consistently over the years. Throughout history, property has performed well over longer periods, and this is perfectly in line with most people's primary requirement for their pensions.
Interestingly, The Duke of Westminster is the only person to have featured in the Top 10 in every one of the 25 years the Sunday Times has been compiling its list.
The table below shows the UK's Top 20 richest people in 1989, how they made their wealth, and what they were worth.
Head of State
Property, Petrol Stations
Food Processing, Property
We're Doing Well, But Not That Well!
Whilst the UK's richest people are "doing very nicely, thank you", they hardly feature on the world stage. The Forbes List of Billionaires in 2013 shows that Alisher Usmanov, the UK's richest person, only makes 34th place in the world.
The Forbes List of Billionaires in 2013
The table below shows the world's richest people in 2013, how they made their wealth, and what they are worth.
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