A year into the Covid pandemic and the U. As of early Marchthere are 56 U. Of these, three have become billionaires for the first time, including Matt Moulding of Hut Group fame and Fisker Inc. The year has also marked the return of nine former U. They re the Forbes list thanks in part to the strength of the pound-sterling against the U. One U. With 56 billionaires, the U. In total wealth terms, the U. And despite the gains by some British billionaires, it has been a difficult year for others. Two of the U. James Ratcliffeonce again the U.
The brothers may Rich men in london been surpassed by Ratcliffe for the top U. The U. The British brothers have one eye on the U. The Reuben brothers had a busy year adding to their real estate fortune. InHohn used his growing influence to pressure companies to better disclose their carbon dioxide emissions as a means to curb climate change.
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