Following hot on the heels of our list of the worlds five richest businessmen, we though we would have a look closer to our own shores. So if your and setting your sights on making your business idea the next big thing, these are the five richest people in Britain that you need to be aiming to take down. Britain now has over 100 genuine billionaires, as their own home grown business talent really starts to take off, lots of it is still coming form outside investment.
Coming in at number five are the the Rueben brothers David and Simon. Although born in Mumbai, they are British citizens. They initially started on the road to riches by making some wise moves when buying stock in the Russian Market, most notably metals. Today big money property acquisition tops up their wealth, and also owning a large chain of hotels across Europe helps them no end. Their worth is said to be £9.7 billion.
Next up at number four on our list is Alisher Usmanov. A Russian national he has a huge stake in Arsenal football club, and is constantly linked with rumours of a full take over. Another who invested very wisely in the Russian market especially owning steel mines and iron ore facilities. Since the tax laws in Russia started to be relaxed more, he has moved the ownership of some of his assets back to his home land, but most are registered here in the UK. He is worth £9.8 Billion
Number three on this list is somebody who has a net worth of £ 11 Billion, and was born in Buckinghamshire. That man is Galen Weston. His George Weston operation across Canada gives him most of his wealth. These huge chains of food shops and supermarkets are also offset by bargain clothes giant Primark.
Coming up short in second place is Sri and Gopi Hinduja. The brothers acquired their vast fortune of £13 billion by great moves in the property department, and particularly property development. They have also expanded into car manufacturing and a huge deal with RBS for its jewellery and diamond financing business in their native India.
Finally at number one and taking the top crown, is Len Blavatnik. This man has a net worth of £13.7 billion and made his fortune mainly through a partner of BP called TNK. His shares at the times of sale where said to be worth £4 billion. He took advantage of the fall of the Soviet Union, and swiftly broke free from the communist ideals to make big profits in America. He made the big move in 2011 to enter the record business buying Warner Music and then UK pop giants the Beatles own record label parlophone,