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April 27, 2009

ST: Rich list bonfire

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The recession has wiped £155 billion from the fortunes of Britain’s richest 1,000 people, equivalent to more than a third of their wealth. The unprecedented collapse, revealed in the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List, published today, is the biggest annual fall since it was first compiled 21 years ago.

The full Sunday Times Rich List, including an extra 100 entries, will be published online on Tuesday

The recession has wiped £155 billion from the fortunes of Britain’s richest 1,000 people, equivalent to more than a third of their wealth.

The unprecedented collapse, revealed in the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List, published today, is the biggest annual fall since it was first compiled 21 years ago.

In a bonfire of the billionaires, the number in this year’s Rich List has fallen from 75 to 43. Between them, people ranked in the top 100 lost £92 billion. Only three saw their wealth increase.

To read the full article, visit timesonline.co.uk

Spear’s will bring you the link to the whole list when it goes up.

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