10 Richest People in Britain: Money Magnates!

Who is the richest person in Britain? Have you ever wondered? The richest person in Britain has a net worth of £35 billion! Britain does have a big list of rich people but who all are the richest? Here we are looking at the 10 richest people in Britain. You can find a brief description of them, their net worth, and their source of income. 

The List of Top Richest People in Britain

10. Michael Platt – £11.5 bn

Michael Platt

Michael Platt, the co-founder of BlueCrestCapital Management, stands at the tenth position in the list of the 10 richest people in Britain. He is also the managing director of the hedge fund company that he co-founded, which is one of the global largest investment firms. Platt co-founded his firm in 2000 which is currently the third largest hedge fund firm in Europe. 

9. Kirsten and Jorn Rausing – £12 bn

Kirsten and Jorn Rausing

Kirsten Rausing’s net worth shot up to a total of £12 bn as benefited from the inheritance of her grandfather’s packaging company Tetra Level. This Swedish businesswoman holds a third of the Tetra Level and is also a board member of the company; while her husband Jorn Rausing co-owns the company. The couple is hugely involved in horse racing. 

8. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho – £13.122 bn

Charlene de Carvalho-Heinken

With a worth of £13.122 bn, the Dutch businesswoman Charlene de Carvalho-Heinken is the eighth richest in Britain with her husband Michel de Carvalho. She owns a 25% controlling interest in Heineken N.V., a Dutch multinational brewing company and the world’s second-largest brewer. Her husband, Michel de Carvalho is a British financier and a former Olympic skier and luger. 

7. Guy, George, Alannah, and Galen Weston and family – £14.5 bn

Weston family

The Weston family is among the richest British families listed with a family fortune of £14.5 bn. The major source of income of the family is from their investment in retail; Primark, a Dublin-head-quartered multinational fast fashion retailer. They have a stake in the parent organization or Primark, Associated British Foods. 

6. Lakshmi Mittal and family – £16 bn

Lakshmi Mittal

Lakshmi Mittal, Indian British businessman and steel magnate executive chairman of the world’s second-largest steel manufacturing company, ArcelorMittal. Also, he is the chairman of Aperam, a stainless steel manufacturer, owner of Karrick Limited, and co-owner of Queens Park Rangers, a professional English football club competing in the EFL Championship.

5. James Dyson – £23 bn

James Dyson

James Dyson is a multi-faceted business tycoon who is a British inventor, farmer, industrial engineer, and entrepreneur. His fortune comes from Dyson Holdings Pte, a closely held company, a renowned manufacturer of household appliances. It makes the best-selling vacuum cleaner in the UK, a cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner that Dyson invented back in the 1900s.

4. David and Simon Reuben and family – £24.399 bn

 David and Simon Reuben

The Reuben brothers are the fourth-richest among the 10 richest people in Britain. They derived their fortune from their private equity and investment businesses. They started off focusing on the metal industry and later expanded it into the property market, commodity market, mining, real estate, and venture capital. 

3. Leonard Blavatnik – £28.625 bn

Leonard Blavatnik

The third richest British man is Leonard Blavatnik with a net worth of £29.688 bn. Len Blavatnik is a renowned philanthropist and a Ukrainian-born British-American businessman. He is the founder and chairman of Access Industries, Inc., which focuses on natural resources and chemicals, venture capital, media and telecommunications, and real estate. He holds stakes in numerous publicly traded assets through his multinational conglomerate and he is also a major shareholder of Warner Music Group, one of the globally biggest recording companies. 

2. Jim Ratcliffe – £29.688 bn

Jim Ratcliffe

Jim Ratcliffe is the second richest person in Britain with a huge net worth of £29.688 bn. He is the chairman and CEO of INEOS Group Ltd, a British multinational conglomerate producing chemical substances, petrochemicals, and plastics. He is a mountain climber and a sports enthusiast. Jim Ratcliffe has climbed the Matterhorn, trekked to the North and South poles, and took part in the Ironman triathlon. A big football fan himself, he is a shareholder of the English professional football club, Manchester United. 

1. Gopichand Hinduja – £35 bn

Gopichand Hinduja

Moving on to the topmost preposition in the list of the 10 richest people in Britain. Let us see who we have got at the #1 position. The richest person in Britain is Gopichand Hinduja, an Indian British billionaire businessman with an immense net worth of £35 billion. He and his family made this fortune from Hinduja Group, an Indian-based conglomerate with businesses in multiple sectors such as banking, finance, energy, media, entertainment, and more. He is in the second generation of his family business and rose to the Hinduja chairman position after the death of his brother in the previous year.

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