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The rich getting richer! Britain’s wealthiest double their fortunes since the financial crash, now worth £519billion (N138.05tr)

The 1000 richest people in Britain have doubled their wealth in the five years since the financial crash (2009-2014) and are now worth a combined £519billion (N138.5tr), according to this year’s Sunday Times rich list.
 
Topping the table are industry and finance tycoons, the Hinduja brothers, with a combined wealth of £11.9bn (N3tr), knocking Arsenal FC shareholder, Alisher Usmanov (£11.2bn, 2.92tr) to second place. 
Famous faces featuring on the list include Virgin boss, Sir Richard Branson (£3.6bn, N799bn); the Queen Elizabeth (£330m, N87.78bn) former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy (£100m, N26.6bn) and the masterminds behind best-seller computer game Grand Theft Auto (£90m, 23.9bn).
 
Philip Beresford, who compiles the rankings published in UK’s Sunday Times, remarked: “I’ve never seen such a phenomenal rise in personal wealth as the growth in the fortunes of Britain’s 1,000 richest people over the past year”.

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