Sunday, 25 June 2006

The Rich List

On 29 April 2012, The Guardian told us this:

"Britain's wealthiest people saw their fortunes rise to record levels last year, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List at a time when most Britons' earnings and savings were squeezed by inflation and low interest rates. The combined wealth of Britain's 1,000 richest people swelled by almost 5% to more than £414bn, the highest recorded by the 24-year-old survey.

Some 77 members of the 2012 rich list were billionaires, two more than the previous record in 2008. THEIR GOOD FORTUNE CONTRASTED WITH THE ECONOMIC PLIGHT OF MANY BRITONS WHO FACE FIVE YEARS OF AUSTERITY aimed at wiping out a record budget deficit as the economy struggles to recover from the 2008 financial crisis...

The three top places in the list were taken by foreign-born magnates with a base in Britain who earned their fortunes from resource-based industries such as minerals, steel and oil.

Lakshmi Mittal retained his crown as Britain's richest man despite losing almost a quarter of his wealth over the past year following a fall in the share value of his Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steelmaker

Uzbek-born billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who owns around 30% of Arsenal football club, was again in second place and close behind Mittal with a fortune of £12.3bn.

Russian investor Roman Abramovich, who owns rival club Chelsea, held onto third place with a personal value of £9.5bn, down from £10.3bn last year.

The richest British-born billionaire was the Duke of Westminster who slid from fourth to seventh place even though his largely property-based fortune rose 5% to £7.35bn.”
Thus, the three richest people in the UK are Indian, Uzbek and Russian.

Put another way, the three richest people in the UK are Hindu, Muslim and Jewish. Not a Protestant or Catholic Brit in sight.

Usmanov, the Uzbek Muslim dubbed 'the hard man of Russia,' who made a pile during the Soviet Union's particularly nasty variation on the privatisation scam and spent six years in a Russian jail for his criminal endeavours, is also married to a Jewess.

Such are the un-British types the top table courts and fawns over in modern Britain. Such are the mega-rich aliens who are currently buying up much of London.

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