While many people suffered financially during the global pandemic, The Sunday Times Rich List has recently revealed those whose wealth has increased this year.
Topping the list as the UK’s richest person is Sir Len Blavatnik, whose company owns most of Warner Music. The dual UK & US citizen, who also has interests in real estate and telecoms, has seen his wealth grow by £7.2bn to £23bn.
Sir Len claims the top spot, moving from fourth place last year to replace inventor Sir James Dyson.
Other’s who have gained millions despite the pandemic include Rich List regulars, David and Simon Reuben. Despite humble beginnings, the brothers have amassed a property empire that is worth over £21bn, putting them in second place behind Sir Len.
The full Rich List for 2021 includes:
- Sir Leonard Blavatnik – Investment, music and media – £23bn, up £7.219bn
- David and Simon Reuben – Property and internet – £21.465bn, up £5.465bn
- Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family – Industry and finance – £17bn, up £1bn
- Sir James Dyson and family – Household goods and technology – £16.3bn, up £100m
- Lakshmi Mittal and family – Steel – £14.68bn, up £7.899bn
- Alisher Usmanov – Mining and investment – £13.406bn, up £1.726bn
- Kirsten and Jorn Rausing – Inheritance and investment – £13bn, up £900m
- Roman Abramovich – Oil and industry – £12.101bn, up £1.945bn
- Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho – Inheritance, brewing and banking – £12.013bn, up £1.713bn
- Guy, George, Alannah and Galen Weston and family – Retailing – £11bn, up £470m
The Rich List is not just focused on personal wealth – Manchester United star Marcus Rashford tops the Sunday Time Giving List after he helped to raise an estimated £20m – which equates to 125% of his personal wealth of £16m – after his high-profile campaign on food poverty in the UK.
Another Premiership star, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson entered the Giving List in sixth place after his #PlayersTogether initiative raised £4m for the NHS.