In pictures: Sunday Times Rich list top 10

Record British wealth in 2012.

Rich list top 10

The Sunday Times has released its 2012 Rich List of the thousand wealthiest people in the UK - as of now. Despite the global and domestic economic slump, the combined wealth of Britain's richest amounts to £414 billion: over a third of the nation's debt. Compiled by Philip Beresford, the figures take into account the individuals' identifiable wealth and assets including property, land and other high-worth personal items - though exclude cash in the bank. Add those sums and Britain's Rich would undoubtedly appear Richer. 

Rank 2012. (2011) Name / Worth / Rise or Fall / Source of wealth

1. (1) Lakshmi Mittal and family / £12,700m / (-) £4,814m / Source: Steel

2. (2) Alisher Usmanov / £12,315m / (-) £85m / Source: Mining, Investment

3. (3) Roman Abramovich / Worth £9,500m / (-) £800m / Source: Oil, Industry

4. (9) Gopi and Sri Hinduja / £8,600m / (+) £2,600m / Source: Industry, Finance

5. (6) Leonard Blavatnik / £7,580m / (+) £1,343m / Source: Industry

6. (5) Ernesto and Kirsty Bertarelli / £7,400m / (+) £530m / Source: Pharmaceuticals

7. (4) The Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor / £7,350m / (+) £350m / Source: Property

8. (8) David and Simon Reuben / £7,083m / (+) £907m / Source: Property, Internet

9. (7) John Fredriksen and family / £6,600m / (+) £400m / Source: Shipping, Oil services

10. (9) Galen Weston and family / £5,900m / (-) £100m / Source: Retailing

Photos: Getty Images, Source: Sunday Times