[ 2006-12-08 14:49 ]
The star of the
Harry Potter films has become the youngest person to earn a place on the list of
Britain's richest people. Daniel Radcliffe has amassed a fortune of ￡14 million
- and he is only 17.
Top of the latest Sunday Times Rich List is
steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, worth an estimated ￡14.8 billion.
He is followed by Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, who has seen his fortune
grow by more than ￡3billion in the last year alone.
Away from the battle for the top slot, the list contains evidence that
splitting up can be a serious hazard
to your financial wealth.
John Charman, one of the stars of the London insurance market, is down to his
last ￡82 million due to a ￡48 million divorce settlement.
Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney could face the same prospect. His ￡825
million fortune could be reduced by up to ￡200 million as a result of his
bitter separation from Heather Mills.
This year it takes ￡5.5million to make it into the top 5,000.
West Country songstress Joss Stone at number 4,879 scrapes in as the youngest
woman, aged 19.
The Queen is down to 15th place in the top 100 of the UK's wealthiest women,
behind the likes of JK Rowling and Lady Tina Green, who, with ￡ 4.9 billion, is
the richest woman.
Among the celebrities dotted through the list are David and Victoria Beckham
with a combined wealth of ￡87m.