9th May 2011
There are 73 billionaires in the 1,000 Rich list list, but just 40 are British born.
The wealthiest Briton is the Duke of Westminster, who is number 4 on the list with a fortune of £7 billion. He has fallen to fourth place and out of the top three for the first time since 1999.
Other British citizens in the top 10 include Kirsty Bertarelli, the British wife of Italian pharmaceuticals...
17th December 2009
Sir Richard Branson rebrands Manor GP as Virgin Racing for new Formula One seasonSir Richard Branson has increased his presence in Formula One with the launch of the Virgin Racing team.The billionaire has confirmed that Manor GP, one of four new teams on the grid next year, will be rebranded as Virgin Racing and plans to operate on less than £40million, a very small budget in comparison...
31st July 2009
Sir Richard Branson has pocketed £152 ($250) million from the sale of Virgin Mobile USA to Sprint Nextel.
The deal means that the billionaire entrepreneur has now left the North American mobile phone market, having made a profit of more than $325 million. His Virgin Group sold its holding in Virgin Mobile Canada two months ago for $175 million.
Sprint now which owns 13.1 per cent of...
5th March 2008
Simon Cowell has risen from 944th position last year in the Sunday Times Rich List, to 700 this year, no other individual from the world of pop has risen up the ranks so much.
Simon Cowell has overtaken Robbie Williams, at number 755, has increased his wealth by £5m despite a spell in rehab and the critical mauling of his latest album, to £95m this year.
The world's richest...