Does rich list boost spell recovery?
The UK's super-rich have seen a resurgence in their fortunes, the Sunday Times Rich List suggests. Does this point towards economic recovery?
London-based steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal topped the list for the sixth consecutive year with a £22.45bn fortune. Russian oligarch and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich remains in second place with a total wealth of £7.4bn.
Many, including Mr Mittal, were hit badly by the economic downturn, shrinking their wealth in 2009. But the collective fortunes of the top 1,000 on the list have risen by 30% in the past year - the biggest jump in the list's 22-year history - to £333.5bn.
What is your reaction to this year's rich list results? What does this jump in wealth indicate? Is it a sign of economic recovery in the UK?
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