30 Indians among richest 100 in Britain

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Yuvrajjj, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. British steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal was on Sunday declared the wealthiest person in Britain and 7th richest in the world while as many as 30 Non Resident Indians in the UK, including Lord Swraj Paul, had fortunes worth over 60 million Pounds each.

    According to Sunday Times, the combined wealth of top 1,000 rich people in the UK has soared by over 50 billion Pounds in a single year to 300.9 billion Pounds.

    While Mittal headed the list with a fortune worth 15 billion pounds, the Hinduja brothers -- Sri Chand and Gopi Chand, Chairman and President respectively of the Hinduja Group -- emerged as the seventh richest in Britain with a wealth of 3.6 billion Pounds.

    Industrialist Lord Swraj Paul is listed 145 with a fortune worth 465 million Pounds, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II who is listed 192 with a wealth worth 300 million Pounds.

    Mittal is third richest in Europe next only to Karl and Theo Albrecht (Germany, supermarkets, 18.4 billion Pounds) and Ingvar Kamprad (Sweden - retail 16 billion Pounds).