Hinduja brothers named UK's wealthiest people for the third time

  • Hinduja brothers named UK's wealthiest people for the third time

Hinduja brothers named UK's wealthiest people for the third time

Britain's 1,000 richest people have again had their respective fortunes stacked against each other to determine the most wealthy person in the country, in the 2019 Sunday Times Rich List.

The Sunday Times Rich List has Green's total wealth free-falling £1.05bn in a year to £950m. They previously held the number one spot in 2017 and 2014.

But Ratcliffe's Ineos endured a fall in profits this year, down to €2.28bn from €2.53bn the previous year, decreasing his net worth to £2.9bn.

Robert Watts, compiler of the list, said: "On the face of it this looks like a bumper year for the super-rich, with record wealth, more billionaires and the entry level rising to £120m". Sir James recently faced criticism after it was revealed he was moving his corporate head office to Singapore.

However, the Queen ranks way down the table for overall richest people in Britain and only 17th in the aristocrat list.

PewDiePie (real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg), who is famed for his gaming commentary on YouTube, is the joint 36th richest person in Britain with property mogul Abe Simpson, with a net worth of £23m.

"Whether or not Britain leaves the EU, Gopi Hinduja is convinced it can forge a closer relationship with his family's homeland", said The Sunday Times' profile on the Co-Chair of the Hinduja Group. The Grosvenor family's property portfolio includes some of the most affluent and sought-after locations in Britain. They own 120 hectares of prime central London.

Oil magnate Sir Ian Wood and his family remain at the top of the local list with £1.763 billion - making him Aberdeen's only billionaire.

Members of the One Direction boy-band also made the top 20, with Harry Styles being the richest of the group with a net worth of £58m.

Britain and Ireland's wealthiest rock star fortunes are those of Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell (£750 million), U2 (£583 million), Elton John (£320 million) and Mick Jagger (£275 million). "But numerous rich are nursing big losses after a year of turbulence on the stock market and political deadlock in Westminster", writes Robert Watts, the compiler of the list.

Some of Britain's wealthiest have said they would move overseas if Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister.