Only One Russian Remained In The Top Ten Richest People In The UK
Alisher Usmanov, the founder and main shareholder of USM Holdings, was the only Russian in the top ten richest people in the UK, compiled by the Sunday Times. A year ago, there were three Russians in the Top 10.
The publication put Usmanov on the seventh line with a fortune of 11.68 billion pounds ($14.14 billion). A year ago, it was ranked eighth with 11.339 billion pounds.
Investor Roman Abramovich (9th place) and co-owner of LetterOne Holdings and Alfa Group Mikhail Fridman (10th) were also present in the top ten of the 2019 rating. This year, Abramovich is in the 12th position with a fortune of 10.16 billion pounds ($12.3 billion).
Friedman is in 11th place with 10.23 billion pounds ($12.38 billion).
The first place in the ranking went to the British James Dyson. The fortune of the 72-year-old inventor, founder, and head of the electrical appliances company Dyson is estimated at 16.2 billion pounds.
In the second place, the brothers Sri and Gopis India do business in real estate, commerce, and banking. They have 16 billion pounds.
Investors David and Simon Ruben with 16 billion pounds in third place.
The fourth line is for the Odessa-born industrialist Leonard Blavatnik (15.78 billion pounds). He is followed by engineer and financier Jim Ratcliffe (12.15 billion).
As the publication notes, this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fortune of many billionaires from the list has significantly decreased. In total, for two months from the total wealth of the richest people in the UK from this rating decreased by 54 billion pounds.