Lakshmi Mittal tops Sunday Times Rich List

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Lakshmi Mittal has topped the Sunday Times Rich List for the fouth consecutive year, with his GBP 27.7 billion fortune giving him over twice the wealth of Roman Abramovich, who is second in the list.

The Duke of Westminster has retained his position of third place in the list, while Alisher Usmanov, who has a large share in Arsenal FC, has risen to fifth place in the list.

The Sunday Times Rich list is published annually. It lists the riches 1000 people in the United Kingdom.

The below table shows the top ten in the list:

Rank Value Name Source of wealth 2007
1 £27700m Lakshmi Mittal Steel 1 £19250m
2 £11700m Roman Abramovich Oil, industry 2 £10800m
3 £7000m Gerald Grosvenor Property 3 £7000m
4 £6200m Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja| Industry and finance 4 £6200m
5 £5726m Alisher Usmanov Steel and mining new entry -
6 £5650m Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli| Pharmaceuticals new entry -
7 £5400m Hans Rausing and family Food packaging 6 £5400m
8 £4650m John Fredriksen Shipping 8 £3500m
9 £4330m Sir Philip and Lady Tina Green Retailing 7 £4900m
10 £4300m David and Simon Reuben Property 8 £3490m


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