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These are the 19 richest people in Britain

These are the 19 richest people in Britain

Sir Len Balvatnik was listed in third place at £15.26bn, after being knighted this year for services to philanthropy.

The 60-year-old was knighted this year for services to philanthropy - recent donations include £50 million to fund the Tate Modern's new wing, and £5 million towards the Victoria and Albert Museum's new entrance, as well as funding the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Rich List, with the top 20 now worth a combined £218.6billion.

Although the list recorded its highest ever number of women, only 141 have made it in.

The highest ranked female on the list, Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, who runs the famous Heineken brewery, has seen her wealth rocket by nearly 2.5 billion US dollars in the a year ago to more than 15 billion USA dollars.

Together with her husband, financier Michel de Carvalho, she is at the head of a £11.1 billion (€12.5 billion) fortune and has been ranked 6th on the list.

But not everyone has had a fruitful year.

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Retail magnate Sir Philip Green suffered the biggest decline in wealth to befall a British industrialist according to the newspaper, with his net worth falling by 28 per cent (£787 million) to £2 billion.

Jamie Oliver fell out of the list as his restaurant empire undergoes restructuring after racking up debts of more than £70 million.

Pharmaceuticals heir Ernesto Bertarelli and his wife, Kirsty, are the biggest fallers in the list. The couple are now 11th on the list.

The aristocrat land-owner Hugh Grosvenor, the 7th Duke of Westminster, remains the UK's youngest billionaire.

Robert Watts, who compiled the list, said: 'Britain is changing.

Andy Carroll and Daniel Sturridge are two of the surprise names to feature in The Sunday Times Sport Rich List, published today. It compares with just 43 percent of self-made people who were included in the first list in 1989 when inherited wealth dominated the list.

"The Rich list increasingly tells the story of how new money surpasses old money", he added. Property developers have now surpassed them as the largest single category, making up 16.4% of the list.


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