Forbes Magazine have just published their list of the world’s richest, including a break-down of the most lined pockets in London. The full article’s worth a read. Did you know London is something of a tax haven for the super-rich? Makes you feel proud, doesn’t it? Here’s a run-down of the top five:
1. Laksmi Mittal
Who he? The world’s fifth richest chap. Made a few bob from trading in steel. A magnetic magnate?
Worth? $23.5 billion – with which he could buy enough pints of beer to fill Wembley 1.5 times over. Bet he won’t, though. Boring bastard.
2. Roman Abramovich
Who he? Smarming Chelsea uberlord and alleged love rat. Swimming in oil money. Worth? $18.2 billion…at least until the divorce bills.
=3. Leonard Blavatnik
Who he? Another oily Russian.
Worth? $5 billion.
=3. Charlene de Carvalho-Heinekin
Who she? Beer heiress. Refreshes the boutiques other purses can’t reach.
Worth? $5 billion. Or about a billion four-packs of Heinekin. Now that’s a party.
5. David and Simon Reuben
Who they? Metal traders who keep it in the family. A bit like Steptoe and son, only with a little more success. Also, the only British billionaires in the top five.
Worth? $3.6 billion.