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Sunday Times Rich List 2013
In his short story 'The Rich Boy', acclaimed author F Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand."
Likewise, on a lighter note, American comedienne Rita Rudner once quipped, "Someday, I want to be rich. Some people get so rich, they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be."
In short, the super-rich think, behave and live a world apart from mere mortals like us.
According to the 25th yearly Sunday Times Rich List released this weekend, the UK's 1,000 richest residents have total wealth of £450 billion. In fact, you'll need a fortune above £75 million merely to get into this list.
There are 88 billionaires among the UK's super-rich, including the 15 individuals and families in this report. According to the latest Rich List, they are the UK's richest residents, with combined wealth of a staggering £119 billion. That's enough to give every household in the UK more than £4,500, with billions still remaining!
So, who are these 15 magnates, moguls and business tycoons, and how did they make their fortunes?
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Just to think they got a 5% bonus (tax cut) to help them along, courtesy of Gideon.
We wouldn't want then to starve, freeze to death or end up homeless would we ?
all live in the Uk tax free on condition they have there money in a british bank.
People being so rich is unfair and unnecessary. They are getting paid too much. (Other people with ordinary jobs, work hard and do not get paid these huge amounts).What happened to philanthropy? These people are greedy because they do not give to help others. Always appeals are made for help and if the rich people donated, the appeals to ordinary people would not be necessary, i.e. RSPCA, British Legion, etc.
What i find puzzling is the ammount of Russion wealth.
The industries these few people run were obviously state owned.?
So how come they got hold of them.
I mean you look a Abramovich (Chelsea owner).
He don't look like your usual captain of industry for start.
Anyway after that Russian bloke was topped off the other month, sorry suicide (if you can believe that story).
They can keep it.
How many murders and threats from 'heavies' have been responsible for the accumulation of these riches? How much suffering of innocents, too?
I am proud to be a Scot. Our Carnegie and McCabe , to mention only two, used their riches to help their Countrymen.
ya can see why they need to avoid to pay the tax man and just why camaron must help them to keep more of ther money in the bank.
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