Ashley Now Worth £3.75B – Up £1.45B In One Year

The 2014 Sunday Times Rich List will soon be published, and it will show there are now 104 Billionaires based in the UK, and their combined wealth is around £301B.

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Mike Ashley – wealth increased £1.45B in one year
That’s pocket change. :D.


Top of the list is Sri and Gopi Hinduja, who are worth £11.9B, and that’s up £1.3B from last year- wonder if he wants to buy a football club?

Mike Ashley is at number 23, and he’s now worth around £3.75B, up £1.45B on last year (you could but some players with the money), and that increase is what he was worth when he bought Newcastle in the summer of 2007.

That increase is about 63% over last year. 🙁

Mike is now one place above Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, who is now worth a measly £3.6B, up £86M.

Roman Abramovich the Chelsea owner is 9th on the list at £8.52B, down £780M over the last year – and with the sanctions being taken by the US and Europe against Russia, because of their incursions into Ukraine, Roman’s wealth is likely to keep declining.

There’s no doubt Mike Ashley’s been very successful in his business with Sports Direct – and now we are hoping he may want to become successful – really successful – as a football club owner.

The full Sunday Times Rich List will be published this Sunday and here it is – see if you are on the list:

  1. Sri and Gopi Hinduja, £11.9bn, up £1.3B
  2. Alisher Usmanov, £10.65B, down £2.65B
  3. Lakshmi Mittal and family, £10.25B, up £250M
  4. Len Blavatnik, £10B, down £1B
  5. Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli, £9.75B, up £2.35B
  6. John Fredriksen and family, £9.25B, up £450M
  7. David and Simon Reuben, £9B, up £719M
  8. Kirsten and Jorn Rausing, £8.8B, up £3.69B
  9. Roman Abramovich, £8.52B, down £780M
  10. The Duke of Westminster, £8.5B, up £700M
  11. Galen, Hilary and George Weston and family, £7.3B, up £650M
  12. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken and Michel de Carvalho, £6.36B, down £635M
  13. Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and family, £6.16B, up £1.65B
  14. Carrie and Francois Perrodo and family, £6.14B, new
  15. German Khan, £6.08B, new
  16. Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, £6B, up £3.65B
  17. Hans Rausing and family £5.9B, up £1.18B
  18. Nicky Oppenheimer and family, £4.57B, up £785M
  19. Earl Cadogan and family, £4.2B, up £525M
  20. Joseph Lau and family, £4.03B, down £570M
  21. Sir Philip and Lady Green £3.88B, no change
  22. Denis O’Brien, £3.85B, up £486M
  23. Mike Ashley, £3.75B, up £1.45B
  24. Sir Richard Branson and family, £3.6B, up £86M
  25. Idan Ofer, £3.43B, new

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