The UK has a report complete of 177 billionaires, in keeping with the Sunday Occasions Wealthy Checklist 2022.
The determine is up by six from the earlier annual rating of the nation’s most prosperous.
The overall wealth of the UK’s billionaires has additionally jumped to a report excessive, in keeping with the newest Wealthy Checklist.
In 2022, this stood at £653bn. This was in comparison with £597.3bn the yr earlier than and £490.7bn earlier than that.
The Sunday Occasions additionally discovered the wealth of the this yr’s prime 250 richest within the UK was greater than the mixed wealth of the highest 1,000 entries 5 years in the past.
Richard Burgon, a Labour MP who served in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cupboard, referred to as for a “wealth tax on the super-rich” in mild of the newest findings.
The brand new Wealthy Checklist was topped by Sri and Gopi Hinduja and household, with a web value of £28.472bn – the very best within the record’s 34-year historical past. Their wealth comes from a spread of sources, together with oil, finance, IT and property.
In second place was entrepreneur Sir James Dyson and his household with a web value of £23bn. This was up by £6.7bn from the yr earlier than, after they earned fourth place.
Ukrainian-born enterprise magnate Sir Leonard Blavatnik with £20bn and metal tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and his household with £17bn have been additionally among the many prime entries.
Checkout.com’s 41-year-old founder Guillaume Pousaz jumped from thirty third to fifth place on this record with a web value of just below £19.3bn.
The Sunday Occasions Wealthy Checklist 2022 additionally noticed Rishi Sunak grow to be the primary frontline politician to obtain a point out. The UK chancellor and his spouse, Akshata Murty, made it into the record with their £730m fortune.
It comes after the pair confronted scrutiny over a non-domicile standing held by his spouse – revealed by The Unbiased – to avoid wasting on her tax invoice. Ms Murty – the daughter of one among India’s richest males – agreed to pay all UK tax on international earnings after the disclosure.