London, May 12 UNI | 2 months ago

The Indian-born Hinduja brothers have topped the list of the richest persons living in the UK, with an estimated fortune of 11.9 billion pounds.

Srichand and Gopie Hinduja, who run the conglomerate Hinduja Group beat steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal and Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov to top the UK's billionaire chart this year.

The number of billionaires living in the UK has risen to more than 100 for the first time, according to the 2014 Sunday Times Rich List, the BBC reports.

The Hinduja brothers were followed by Alisher Usmanov and Lakshmi Mittal, who occupied second and third position on the list.

Meanwhile, Prakash Lohia, Lord Swraj Paul and family, Anil Agarwal and Ajay Kalsi and family are among the city's 72 billionaires.

According to the list, there are now 104 billionaires based in the UK with a combined wealth of more than 301billion pounds, the report adds.

Below is the full Sunday Times Rich List is published on 18 May.

Top 25

Sri and Gopi Hinduja, 11.9bn pounds, up 1.3bn pounds
Alisher Usmanov, 10.65bn pounds, down 2.65bn pounds
Lakshmi Mittal and family, 10.25bn pounds, up 250m pounds
Len Blavatnik, 10bn pounds, down 1bn pounds
Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli, 9.75bn pounds, up 2.35bn pounds
John Fredriksen and family, 9.25bn pounds, up 450m pounds
David and Simon Reuben, 9bn pounds, up 719m pounds
Kirsten and Jorn Rausing, 8.8bn pounds, up 3.69bn pounds
Roman Abramovich, 8.52bn pounds, down 780m pounds
The Duke of Westminster, 8.5bn pounds, up 700m pounds
Galen, Hilary and George Weston and family, 7.3bn pounds, up 650m pounds
Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho, 6.36bn pounds, down 635m pounds
Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family, 6.16bn pounds, up 1.65bn pounds
Carrie and Francois Perrodo and family, 6.14bn pounds
German Khan, 6.08bn pounds
Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay,6bn pounds, up 3.65bn pounds
Hans Rausing and family 5.9bn pounds, up 1.18bn pounds
Nicky Oppenheimer and family, 4.57bn pounds, up 785m pounds
Earl Cadogan and family, 4.2bn pounds, up 525m pounds
Joseph Lau and family, 4.03bn pounds, down 570m pounds
Sir Philip and Lady Green 3.88bn pounds, no change
Denis O'Brien, 3.85bn pounds, up 486m pounds
Mike Ashley, 3.75bn pounds, up 1.45bn pounds
Sir Richard Branson and family, 3.6bn pounds, up 86m pounds
Idan Ofer, 3.43bn pounds

(Posted on 12-05-2014)