Britain has record number of billionaires, according to Sunday Times Rich List

You are currently viewing Britain has record number of billionaires, according to Sunday Times Rich List


The UK has a record 177 billionaires. on Sundays Rich List 2022.

The figure is up six points from the previous annual ranking of the nation’s wealthiest.

The total wealth of billionaires in the UK has also risen to a record level, according to the latest data. Rich List.

In 2022 this stood at £653 billion. This compares with £597.3 billion the previous year and £490.7 billion before that.

Sunday Times He also found that the 250 richest people in Britain this year have more wealth than the top 1000 entries five years ago combined.

Labor MP Richard Burgon, who served in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, called for a “wealth tax on the super-rich” in light of the latest findings.

The New Rich List is topped by Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family with a net worth of £28,472 billion – the highest figure in the list’s 34-year history. Their wealth comes from a number of sources including oil, finance, IT and property.

Entrepreneur Sir James Dyson and his family took second place, with a fortune of £23 billion. This is up £6.7 billion from the previous year when they took fourth place.

With £20bn Ukrainian-born businessman Sir Leonard Blavatnik and steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and his family with £17bn were also among the top entries.

Lakshmi Mittal and her family were also among the wealthiest in Britain in 2022.

(AFP via Getty Images)

Guillaume Pousaz, the 41-year-old founder of Checkout.com, has risen from 33rd to fifth place on this list with a net worth of £19.3bn.

Sunday Times Rich List 2022 also saw Rishi Sunak become the first frontline politician to speak. British Prime Minister and his wife Akshata Murty entered the list with their fortunes of 730 million pounds.

This came after the couple faced scrutiny over their spouse’s non-residential status. Independent – to save on tax bill. Ms Murty, the daughter of one of India’s richest men, agreed to pay the full tax on foreign earnings in the UK after the announcement.