Sri and Gopi Hinduja are the richest people in the UK with a fortune of £16.2bn
2017 list found the wealthiest 1,000 people have a record total wealth of £658bn
There are 134 billionaires in the UK, up 14 from last year despite Brexit concerns
The richest woman was named Kirsty Bertarelli who has a fortune of £11.5bn
The number of people with ten-figure fortunes has risen to a record of 134 people as Britain’s most affluent 1,000 saw their wealth increase by £58billion since the country voted to leave the European Union.
This means the country now has more billionaires than ever before in history, despite fears the vote would affect the country’s wealth.
Brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja have topped this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, with a combined fortune of £16.2bn.
Plain old millionaires increasingly struggle to count themselves among the mega-rich, with a fortune of £110 million now required to make it into the top 1,000.
Back in 1997 it took a personal wealth of just £15 million to make the grade.
Having first topped the list in 2014, the Hinduja brothers, Srichand, 81, and Gopichand, 77, have a vast array of business investments under the Hinduja Group.
With investments spanning the oil and gas, automotive, IT, energy, media, banking, property and healthcare sectors, their latest project is the conversion of The Old War Office in London into a sumptuous five-star hotel and 88 luxury apartments for the world’s super-rich.
But it wasn’t all good news for everyone, as disgraced Philip Green saw his fortune plummet by an eye-watering £433million.
He is still worth a cool £2.787bn however but has slipped to 41 in the UK overall.