Web Desk. According to a list of rich people released by the British newspaper Sunday Times, despite the epidemic, the wealth of Britain’s billionaires has increased by 20% compared to last year.
According to the French news agency AFP, in the data released on Friday, Ukrainian businessman Leonard Blavatnik is the richest person in the country with a wealth of 23 billion pounds.
“This list of richest people is considered to be the most authoritative source of the richest people in Britain.”
Despite the economic downturn caused by the epidemic, the number of Britain’s billionaires rose by 24% last year to 171. During the same period, the total wealth of billionaire people increased by 21.7% to 597.2 billion pounds.
Robert Watts who compiled the list of richest people said, “The epidemic has created lucrative opportunities for many online retailers, social networking apps, and computer game tycoons.”
He added: “The fact is that the richest people became very rich at a time when thousands of us buried our loved ones and the worries for the livelihood of millions of people made it a very disturbing rise.
Oil and media investor Leonard Blavatnik has amassed a fortune of more than £7 billion. Due to this, he has got first place in the place of businessman James Dyson. James Dyson’s fortune has increased by 100 million pounds to 16.3 billion pounds.
Other celebrities on the rich list include Alisher Usmanov, whose fortune has risen to £1.7 billion by selling his shares at Arsenal Football Club, and Chelsea’s Russian boss Roman Abramovich.
“It is to be noted that full details of the list of rich people will be released on Sunday.”