London is where you’ll find the billionaires

By admin
13 May 2014

London is where the wealthiest people on the planet may be found, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List.

London is where the wealthiest people on the planet may be found, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. The ‘Big Smoke’ is home to more billionaires than any other city in the world. The number of billionaires, currently standing at 104, has tripled in the past decade, according to the list.

Sri and Gopi Hinduja, the wealtheist men in the UK.
Moscow follows in second, with 48 billionaires, and New York third, with 43.

The top 50 billionaires in London own a fortune of £1,5 billion (R26 billion) or more.

At the top of the list are Indian-born brothers, Sri and Gopi Hinduja, with a fortune of £11.9billion (R207 billion). The Hinduja brothers run the global conglomerate Hinduja Group, which focuses on global banking, investments and international trading and merchandising.

More than half of London’s billionaires were born outside the UK.

Kirsty Bertarelli, former All Saints songwriter and model, is Britain’s richest woman. She and husband Ernesto owe the majority of their £9.75 billion (R170.2 billion) fortune to his family’s Serono pharmaceutical company.

The Duke of Westminster comes in as the richest Briton, ranked tenth with a fortune of £8.5 billion (R148 billion).

The 2014 Sunday Times Rich List will be published on Sunday.

Where South Africans fit in:

Johann Rupert, luxury goods boss, is the 173rd richest man in the world, with a net worth of R82.35 billion.

Nickey Oppenheimer, diamond magnate, places at 205 in the world and second in South Africa. He is worth R72.6 billion.

Shoprite chief Christoff Wiese clocks in at number three, and mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, South Africa’s first and only black billionaire, is worth R29.26

Number five is former Naspers CEO Koos Bekker, worth a reported R14.09 billion.

SOURCES: TELEGRAPH.CO.UK, HINDUJAGROUP.COM, METRO.CO.UK, BUSINESSTECH.CO.ZA

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