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The Sunday Times has named Alisher Usmanov the richest person in Britain and Ireland. Alisher Usmanov, who owns 30% of Arsenal was ranked Number 1 with an estimated wealth of £13.3 billion. Besides Arsenal Football Club, the Russian billionaire also has interest in Metalloinvest, Russia's biggest iron ore producer, a stake in, Russia's larger internet company and Megafon, a mobile phone operator which is listed in both the stock markets in Moscow and London.

Last year's number one Lakshmi Mittal, who had topped the list for the last eight years with a worth of £10 billion. Mr. Littal worth had taken a dip in recent years which saw his 40% stake in steelmaking giant ArcelorMittal fall in value from £28 billion to £5.9 billion, and is now ranked at number 4. 

The wealthiest British born person on the list was the eight-placed Duke of Westminister with a net-worth of £7.8 billion.

According to the list compiled by the Sunday Times, the 1000 richest people in the UK and Ireland account for over £450 billion of the total wealth of the British isles.

Top 20 Richest People in The UK And Ireland

2013 rank (2012 rank)Name source of wealth 2013 wealth (2012 wealth)
1. (2) Alisher Usmanov mining and investment, £13,300m (£12,315m)
2. (5) Len BlavatnikInvestment, music and media £11,000m (£7,580m)
3. (4) Sri and Gopi Hinduja industry and finance £10,600m (£8,600m)
4. (1) Lakshmi Mittal and family steel £10,000m (£12,700m)
5 (3) Roman Abramovich oil and industry £9,300m (£9,500m)
6. (9) John Fredriksen and family shipping and oil services£8,800m (£6,600m)
7(8) David and Simon Reuben property and internet£8,281m (£7,083m)
8 (7) The Duke of Westminster property £7,800m (£7,350m)
9.(6) Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli pharmaceuticals£7,400m (£7,400m)
10(11) Charlene and Michel de Carvalho inheritance, brewing and banking £7,000m (£5,490m)
11(10) Galen and George Weston and family retailing£6,650m (£5,900m)
12 (15) Kirsten and Jorn Rausing inheritance and investment £5,109m (£3,900m)
13(12) Hans Rausing and familypackaging ££4,720m (£4,300m)
14(13) Joseph Lau property£4,600m (£4,140m)
15(new) Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and familyhotels, food and industry £4,515m
16(17=)Sir Philip and Lady Greenretailing £3,880m (£3,300m)
17 (14) Nicky Oppenheimerdiamonds and mining £3,785m (£4,050m)
18(19) Earl Cadogan and familyproperty £3,675m (£3,225m)
19(16) Sir Richard Branson and family transport and finance and fitness clubs £3,514m (£3,410m)
20(21)Joe Lewis foreign exchange and investment£3,200m (£3,000m)

Source: The Telegraph

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