Thursday, June 30, 2011

Top 10 Richest People in UK 2011

Top 10 Richest People in UK 2011

Top 10 UK Richest People Net Worth, Top 10 UK Richest People Soures, Top 10 UK Richest People Biography, Top 10 UK Richest People Career, Top 10 UK Richest People Age, Top 10 UK Richest People Family Detail

1. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family

1. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor & family

Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster,  born 22 December 1951, is the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and his wife Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton. He is the owner of property company Grosvenor Group.

Net Worth $14.0 billion

Soures; real estate (incl. Mayfair) Chester

Age; 56years

Married, 4 children 

 

2. Sir Philip & cristina Green

2. Sir Philip & cristina Green

Philip Green was born into a Jewish family on 15 March 1952 in Croydon, in South London, and has a sister, Elizabeth, five years his senior. His family moved to Hampstead Garden Suburb, a middle-class enclave in north London, and at the age of nine he was sent to the now-closed Jewish boarding school Carmel College in Oxfordshire. When his father died of a heart attack, Philip was in line to inherit the family business at the age of twelve. After leaving boarding school at 15, he worked for a shoe importer before travelling to the US, Europe and the Far East. It was on his return that he set up his first business with a £20,000 loan, importing jeans from the Far East to sell on to retailers in London.

Soures; retail (British Home Stores and Arcadia) London

Age; 56years

Married, 2 children

 

3. David & Simon Reuben

3. David & Simon Reuben

David and Simon Reuben are well known British businessmen and philanthropists. In the Forbes magazine List of billionaires 2010, ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK, the brothers were placed second with an estimated fortune of £5.0  billion ($7.5 billion.They are joint Chief Executives of Reuben Brothers. The brothers were born to a Jewish business family. The brothers increased their fortune during the 1970s and 1980s in both metals trading and property. Nearly half their fortune is in liquid assets such as cash and bonds. They are not keen on publicity, but provide some details about their many interests on their personal website.

Net Worth $5.5 billion investments,

Soures; real estate London  - 3 children

 

4. Charles Cadogan & family

4. Charles Cadogan & family

General Charles Cadogan, 2nd Baron Cadogan 1685 – 24 Sep 1776 was a British peer, soldier and Whig politician.Charles Cadogan was the younger son of Henry Cadogan and his wife, Bridget, the second daughter of Sir Hardress Waller. He inherited his title in 1726 on the death of his elder brother William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan whose titles other than 1st Baron Cadogan became extinct.

Net Worth $4.7 billion

Soures; real estate London

Age; 71years

Married, 3 children

 

5. Richard Branson

5. Richard Branson

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is a British entrepreneur, best known for his Virgin Group of over 400 companies. His first successful business venture was a magazine called Student at age 16. In 1970, he set up an audio record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s—as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label.

Net Worth $4.4 billion

Soures; Virgin airlines, etc

Age; 57years

Married, 2 children

 

6. Simon Halabi

6. Simon Halabi

Simon Halabi  is a Syrian-born in Damascus Syria, he is a businessman based in the United Kingdom. His wealth derived initially from his family - his father was a successful businessman in Syria and backed his son in his early ventures. Embarking on a series of speculative property ventures, he amassed a sizeable fortune himself. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2007 he was ranked 14th richest person in Britain, while the Forbes list of global billionaires listed him at #194, with an estimated net worth of $4.3billion. Although he remained an intensely private man, he was fond of conspicuous consumption, owning a large fleet of luxury cars including Bentleys and Rolls Royce Phantoms, as well as a 130 ft yacht.

Net Worth $4.0 billion

Soures; real estate London

Age; 58years

Married

 

7. Bernard Ecclestone & family

7. Bernard Ecclestone & family

Bernard Charles "Bernie" Ecclestone born 28 October 1930 is a British sports entrepreneur, as president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration and through his part-ownership of Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. As such, he is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing. He is most commonly addressed in tabloid journalism as "F1 Supremo".

Net Worth $3.7 billion Formula

Soures; One (car racing) London

Age; 77years

Married, 2 children

 

8. Clive Calder 

Clive Calder

Clive Calder born 1946 is a South African-born and UK based record executive and businessman primarily known for co-founding the Zomba Group and its subsidiary Jive Records. The relocation of Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to London has pushed Calder from first to second wealthiest music billionaire in Britain, worth an estimated £1.3bn.

Net Worth $3.3 billion

Soures; Zomba Recordings (incl. Britney Spears, 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys

Age; 61years

Married, 2 children

 

9. David & Frederick Barclay

David & Frederick Barclay

Sir David Rowat Barclay and Sir Frederick Hugh Barclay both born on 27 October 1934 are British businessmen. The identical twin brothers have very substantial business interests primarily in media, retail and property. The Sunday Times Rich List of 2007 estimated their wealth at £1.8 billion. They have earned a reputation for avoiding publicity, and are often described as reclusive. Sir David's son Aidan Barclay manages their UK businesses.

Net Worth $3.1 billion media,

Soures; retail (manage their businesses from the island tax haven of Jersey)

 

10. Joseph Lewis

Joseph Lewis

Joseph Lewis 11 June 1889 - 1968 was an American freethinker and atheist who was born in Montgomery, Alabama. At the age of nine he left school to find employment and became mostly self-educated. Lewis developed his ideas from reading, among others, Robert G. Ingersoll and Thomas Paine.In 1920, Lewis moved to New York where he became the president of Freethinkers of America (a title he would keep for the rest of his life). He later started his own publishing company, the Freethought Press Association, where he published literature about freethought written by himself and others.

Net Worth $3.0 billion

Soures; finance (currency speculator) Bahamas, Lyford Cay

Age; 71years

Married, 2 children

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