Gopi Hinduja and his family are the richest people in the UK, according to this year’s edition of The Sunday Times Rich List.
The Hindujas’ wealth is put at £35 billion, up £6.528 billion on the previous year and the largest fortune ever recorded in 35 editions of the leading wealth rankings.
Srichand Hinduja, the eldest of the four Hinduja brothers including Gopi Hinduja, and chairman of Hinduja Group, died earlier this week, suffering from dementia.
|Rank||Name||Source of Wealth||2023 Wealth||Rise/Fall|
|1||Gopi Hinduja and family*||Industry and finance: Hinduja Group||£35bn||Up £6.528bn|
|2||Sir Jim Ratcliffe||Chemicals: Ineos||£29.688bn||Up £23.613bn|
|3||Sir Leonard Blavatnik||Investment, music and media: Access Industries||£28.625bn||Up £8.625bn|
|4||David and Simon Reuben and family||Property and internet: Reuben Brothers||£24.399bn||Up £2.134bn|
|5||Sir James Dyson and family||Technology: Dyson Group||£23bn||No change|
|6||Lakshmi Mittal and family||Steel: ArcelorMittal||£16bn||Down £1bn|
|7||Guy, George, Alannah and Galen Weston and family||Retail: Primark||£14.5bn||Up £1bn|
|8||Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho||Inheritance, brewing and banking: Heineken||£13.122bn||Up £1.701bn|
|9||Kirsten and Jorn Rausing||Inheritance and investment: Tetra Laval||£12bn||No change|
|10||Michael Platt||Hedge fund: BlueCrest Capital||£11.5bn||Up £1.5bn|