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Sir Paul McCartney returns home from his London studios after becoming the UK’s first multi-millionaire musician, overtaking Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Mick Jagger to the top spot on the rich list.

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Sir Paul McCartney returns home from his London studios after becoming the UK's first multi-millionaire musician, overtaking Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Mick Jagger to the top spot on the rich list.

1. Gopi Hinduja and his family: £37.2 billion

Britain’s richest family made their fortune with Mumbai-based conglomerate Hinduja Group, which spans business sectors including banking and finance, media and entertainment, and energy and has around 200,000 employees worldwide.

The family’s fortune is the largest ever recorded on the list.

2. Sir Leonard Blavatnik: £29.25 billion

The second richest Briton is a Ukrainian-born business magnate and philanthropist who made his fortune in Russia.

He took Warner Music public in June 2020 after purchasing it in 2011.

3. David and Simon Reuben and family: £24.98 billion

The billionaire brothers made money through property and technology with their Reuben Brothers private equity and investment business.

The brothers were born in Mumbai and grew up in the United Kingdom.

4. Sir Jim Ratcliffe: £23.52 billion

Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is the founder and chairman of global chemicals company Ineos, founded in 1998.

The Manchester-born businessman controls the club’s football operations after acquiring a minority stake in February this year.

He has fallen from second to fourth place on the list after his wealth fell by more than £6bn.

5. Sir James Dyson and his family: £20.8 billion

English inventor and entrepreneur Sir James Dyson is known for founding the technology company Dyson and inventing the bagless cyclonic vacuum cleaner in the 1970s.

She has since moved into the beauty industry and her line of hair tools has proven especially popular.

6. Barnaby and Merlin Swire and family: £17.2 billion

The Swire family fortune comes from Swire Group, a global business spanning property, transport and industrial.

Eton-educated chairman Barnaby Swire is the cousin of Merlin Swire, both sixth-generation descendants of the group’s founder.

7. Idan Ofer: £14.96 billion

Israeli billionaire businessman Idan Ofer is one of the two sons of shipping magnate Sammy Ofer. His father, who died in 2011, was once the richest man in Israel.

It has interests in shipping, energy and a minority stake in the Spanish football club Atlético de Madrid.

8. Lakshmi Mittal and her family: £14.92 billion

Born in India, Mittal is chairman of ArcelorMittal, a Luxembourg-based multinational steel company and the largest steel manufacturer in Europe, North and South America.

He owns mansions in Kensington Palace Gardens, one of the most expensive streets in the world, and is co-owner of the Queen’s Park Rangers football club.

9. Guy, George, Alannah and Galen Weston and family: £14.49 billion

The Weston family has built most of their wealth by investing in retail. He has a stake in Associated British Foods, owner of Primark and a sugar producer, run by his son George Weston.

10. John Fredriksen and family: £12.87 billion

John Fredriksen is a Norwegian-born shipping magnate, owner of oil tankers and investments in fish farming, dry bulk carriers and deepwater drilling rigs.

11. Kirsten and Jorn Rausing: £12.63 billion

Kirsten Rausing also benefited from the inheritance, with a stake in her grandfather’s packaging business, Tetra Laval, which revolutionized the storage of drinks such as milk and orange juice in cartons instead of glass bottles.

The Swedish businesswoman is heavily involved in horse racing and her husband, Jorn Rausing, is co-owner of Tetra Laval.

12. Alex Gerko: £12.05 billion

Moscow-born mathematician Alex Gerko founded algorithmic trading company XTX Markets in 2015, which grew rapidly in the UK and has offices around the world, including New York City, Paris and Mumbai.

13. Michael Platt – £12 billion

Preston-born financier Michael Platt is co-founder and chief executive of hedge fund BlueCrestCapital Management, one of the world’s largest and best-performing investment firms.

14. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho: £11.75 billion

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is a Dutch businesswoman and one of the richest women in the world after inheriting almost a quarter of the shares in brewing giant Heineken from her late father Freddy Heineken.

Her husband and former Olympic skier Michel de Carvalho is on the company’s board of directors.

15. The Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor family: £10.13 billion

Hugh Grosvenor, 33, is the seventh Duke of Westminster and became an instant multimillionaire when he inherited his title and control of the historic Grosvenor estate from his father in 2016.

He was crowned the richest person under 40 in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.

16. Marit, Lisbet and Sigrid Rausing: £9.19 billion

Marit Rausing is the widow of Hans Ruasing, who founded the Tetra Pak packaging company founded by her father in 1944. Lisbet and Sigrid are her daughters.

17. Carrie and Francois Perrodo and family: £9.17 million

Singapore-born Carrie Perrodo inherited one of the world’s largest family oil companies, Perenco, following the death of her husband Hubert Perrodo in 2006.

His son, the amateur pilot Francois Perrodo, is now the president of Perenco.

18. Nicky Oppenheimer and family: £7.94 billion

Nicky Oppenheimer sold his family’s stake in De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, in 2012.

He was the third generation of the family to run De Beers, privatizing the company in 2001.

19. Lord Bamford and family: £7.65 billion

Lord Bamford runs JCB, the multimillion-dollar construction equipment manufacturer he inherited from his father, Joseph Cyril Bamford, in the 1970s.

He is a major political donor and is also director of the Center for Political Studies think tank.

20. Denise, John and Peter Coates: £7.47bn

Denise Coates is the co-founder, majority shareholder and co-CEO of Bet365, one of the world’s largest online gambling companies, and was born into a family that ran betting shops in Stoke-on-Trent.

Peter Coates is his father and John Coates is his brother and deputy chief executive.

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