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Sue Durnim
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The UK's super-rich have seen a revival in their fortunes, steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal topped the list for the sixth successive year with ?22.45bn.

 

The combined fortunes of the top 1,000 on the list have risen by an average 30% in the past 12 months, the biggest incease in the list's 22-year history to ?333.5bn.

 

1. Lakshmi Mittal and family, steel (?22.45bn)

2. Roman Abramovich, oil and industry (?7.4bn)

3. The Duke of Westminster, property (?6.75bn)

4. Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli, pharmaceuticals (?5.95bn)

5. David and Simon Reuben, property (?5.53bn)

6. Alisher Usmanov, steel and mines (?4.7bn)

7. Galen and George Weston, retailing (?4.5bn)

8. Charlene and Michel de Carvalho, inheritance, brewing and banking (?4.4bn)

9. Sir Philip and Lady Green, retailing (?4.10bn)

10. Anil Agarwal, mining (?4.1bn)

 

 

I can stop worrying now, all my problems are over!

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Get angry, cos the bigger their slice of the cake, the smaller yours. :shock:

 

Observer, I was born poor, so I will probably die poor, what I have not had I will not miss?

 

Not that I don?t try to become self sufficient or to better my self to become richer not just in financial terms but knowledge, it is that the corridors of learning, job opportunities and business start-ups opportunities become less when you get older or have no money?

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And how does your analogy work if he baked the loaf himself, Obs? See, if someone like Abramovich buys oil rights because he can see a future in it, why should he then hand out the profits? Heaven knows if he'd been wrong and lost all his money, you'd not be posting him fivers and notes of sympathy. So why when he succeeds, do you think he should hand it out to people who took no risk, put in no effort, but sat at home watching X Factor?

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And how does your analogy work if he baked the loaf himself, Obs? See, if someone like Abramovich buys oil rights because he can see a future in it, why should he then hand out the profits? Heaven knows if he'd been wrong and lost all his money, you'd not be posting him fivers and notes of sympathy. So why when he succeeds, do you think he should hand it out to people who took no risk, put in no effort, but sat at home watching X Factor?

 

Because Obs is a died in the wool socialist. The type that applauds when workers strike in the middle of a recession because they are execising their rights, but also the type that would tax a self made millionaire until he squeeked because he was rich.

 

Socialists are lifes jealous people. They don't want to take the risky gambles and make something of their own lives, but rather get it the easy way off the state and the rich, regardless of how they got rich; they are all the same to them

 

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Bit of a bad choice of examples there LP; Ambrovitch and the rest of the Oligarchs made a killing from the cheap sale (privatisation) of State assets, so basically stole their money from the Russian people. You don't for one minute believe Baz, that these ?billionares have "worked" for their money - borrowing OUR money to profit out of developments or bet on the stock exchange - and they have folk to do the betting for them. As for the loaf of bread analogy, even if one bloke baked it, and the other five were starving, methinks they'd just take it off him. Now, the guy who baked the loaf, gives two rounds apiece to the two biggest blokes, in order to keep the others from taking any of his bread - sort of how it works. :wink:

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So that's who Brian Bevan is!!

 

I thought it was an island :lol:

 

 

:D:D:D

 

 

 

S56

try as I might I'm still stumped as to what constitutes an English or indeed Christian name :? Do you mean given name when you say Christian or do you have some remarkable 6th sense which allows you to determine a persons religious faith by their name alone. Astonishing.

 

 

"BBevan lived here for almost half a century"

So living in Britain for how long exactly (by the Safeway method) makes a Johnny foreigner acceptable???

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Just bobbing in to defend the late, great Brian Bevan. He never got rich but he enriched thousands of others, which is the greater epitaph.

 

In fact you could say he was an island in that he stands alone.

 

Happy days

 

If you feel you need more money, just remember these three little words "stick em up"

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Don't think in the days of Brian Bevan, any sportsman was "rich" - those days "wages" wern't that different from the "wages" of the fans - a lot different now of course, especially in football; where money has now totally corrupted sport. :cry: Back to rich and poor: places like India, now have more ?billionaires than ever, meanwhile we pay taxes to fund overseas aid to such places - crazy or what? :?

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Ambrovitch and the rest of the Oligarchs made a killing from the cheap sale (privatisation) of State assets, so basically stole their money from the Russian people.

 

Buying is not theft. No more so than all those people who bought shares in our privatised industries because they realised that as soon as trading started, the price would rocket. Risk brings reward. If the State had decided to take back all ownership at half what was paid, Abramovich would have lost his money.

 

If someone runs a mile really fast, he gets the Olympic gold medal and you clap. If someone has a talent for making money, he's a villain and a target for spite. Funny really, as you're the one funding the athlete's training handouts via taxes, whilst the rich man is paying in hundreds of times your tax contribution. Funny old world, yours.....

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