Article is about the richest people in the UK. It presents the top ten richest British people in 2013 who have more wealth than any other citizen of United Kingdom. Along with the name of those ten persons, a brief info and their net worth is provided.
Note: Source for this list of wealthiest people from UK is Forbes Magazine. If you are looking for Sunday Times Rich List then you can get it on web. Also, the people on this list are citizens of United Kingdom. Hence, we have excluded those people who reside in UK but are not citizens. You can find top 1000 richest people in Britain according to Sunday Times Rich List. For top 100, see list of wealthiest people in UK by Forbes.
We start the list with the man who ranks first on this list. He is Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor.
#1) Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor – Richest Man in UK – Duke of West Minster
Net Worth: $11.4 Billions
Holding the title of Duke which is highest in British Honour system, Gerald Grosvenor is richer than any other British citizen. He was born in the county of Omagh in Northern Ireland to father Robert Grosvenor (5th Duke of Westminster) and mother Viola née Lyttelton. His wealth is due to ownership large areas of lands across Britain and several properties in different cities. His source of wealth is thus real estate.
This 6th Duke of Westminster formed firm Grosvenor Group which is one of the largest property developers in United Kingdom. Because of owning huge properties, his family has been one of richest family in United Kingdom throughout the history. He is the richest man in UK for the year 2013.
#2) David and Simon Reuben – Richest Brothers in UK
Net Worth: $10.5 Billions
Born into a Jewish family, Reuben brothers occupy the second spot in our top ten richest men of UK. Both brothers are self-made billionaires. They were born in India to Jewish-Iraqi parents and later brought to London by their parents. While David started his business with scrap metals, Simon started with carpets and went on to purchase one of the oldest carpet companies in England. Later on both diversified into different business and merged to become second richest men. (ref)
#3) Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja
Net Worth: $8.3 B
Together they occupy the third spot on list of richest people in the UK. Srichand is primary shareholder in the Hunduja Group. Hinduja Group has a diversified business with revenues in billions of US dollars. Permanand Hinduja was a businessman from India who had textile and import-export business. Srichand moved to London to help his father and went on to make one of the world’s largest conglomerates.
#4) Charles Cadogan – $5.5 B
With a net worth of 5.5 Billion US Dollars, Mr. Charles is the fourth richest man in UK. He belongs to one of the most famous real estate dynasties. His family had been involved in this business since more than 300 years and own large number of properties. He controls his wealth through Cadogan Estates which is a firm doing business in properties. He is currently the 8th Earl Cadogan.
#5) Philips and Tina Green – $5 B – One of the richest people in the UK
Philips Green is an English businessman and he is married to Tina. He was born into a Jewish family in Croydon which is located in South London. According to newspaper Daily Mail, Mr. Philips lives in Monaco for tax evasion and daily commutes to work by private jet from Monaco to UK. He dropped out of high school after death of his father. Many of his critic also point to the fact that for tax evasion, he has many businesses under name of his wife Tina Green. He is one of the richest persons in United Kingdom.
#6) Richard Branson – $4.6 B
Mr. Branson is the founder of Virgin Group which has around 400 companies under its umbrella. He was born in suburban area of Blackheath in Southeast London. His father was a barrister while grandfather was a judge in High Court of Justice. He dropped out of the school and began trading with small things and later went on to form Virgin Group of companies. The group is involved in investments in various sectors like airlines, cell phone operators, entertainment and lifestyle. With his fortune, he qualifies as the sixth wealthiest person in the UK.
#7) James Dyson – $4.4 B
An inventor and an engineer of par excellence, Mr. James Dyson made his fortune through his different types of inventions like Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, blade-less fan and fan heater. He founded company Dyson Limited which focuses on development of new technological products. With his wealth, he is the richest engineer in UK.
He occupies seventh spot on our top 10 richest people in the UK.
#8) Laurence Graff – $4.3 B
Born in Stepney, Mr. Graff is the eight richest man in UK with his fortune. He founded Graff Diamonds in the year 1960. His company is involved in every step of jewelry making process – from sourcing of rough stone, right from cutting to polishing and marketing of diamonds. He is also called as the richest diamond merchant in UK.
#9) Anthony Bamford – $4.2 B
He is the Chairman and Managing Director of JCB which is one of the largest construction company. JCB was founded by Anthony’s father Joseph Cyril Bamford (JCB). The company manufactures construction equipment like mechanical diggers, tractor, diesel engines, rollers, etc. In UK, the term ‘JCB’ is colloquially used to refer to excavators.
He ranks ninth on this list of richest people in UK.
#9) Joe Lewis – $4.2 B
Sharing the ninth spot of richest people in UK with Mr. Bamford, Joe Lewis is a British billionaire who derives his wealth through investments in different firms. Though a citizen of UK, he resides in Bahamas to avoid high taxation in Britain. In the 80s and 90s, he made huge chunk of money in currency trading and later became an investor.