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Richest Jews in Britain

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-04-25

Roman Abramovich

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Russian oil tycoon and Chelsea Football club owner Roman Abramovich has kept his top position as the wealthiest Jew in Britain according to the Sunday Times. In its latest Rich List, Abramovich is said to be worth £10.8bn and is the second wealthiest person overall in Britain.

Fashion retail mogul Philip Green who along with his wife Tina owns a number of high street outlets including Top Shop and Bhs are worth £4.9bn.

Coming in at third place in Britain's wealthiest Jews are Indian-born brothers David and Simon Reuben who made their fortune through property.

Foreign exchange dealer Joe Lewis who also owns stakes in football clubs Tottenham and Glasgow Rangers and is a worth of £2.1bn.

Express Newspapers owner and operator of adult television Television X Richard Desmond is now said to be worth £1.9bn.

Lord Sainsbury, who has a Jewish family background along with members of his family who lend their name to the supermarket chain Sainsbury's is worth £1.6bn.

Zomba Records which counts Britney Spears as well as boyband N Sync was founded by South African Clive Calder who emigrated to London and is now worth £1.3bn.

Fashion retailer Bernard Lewis owner of the River Island chain along with his family is worth just over £1bn.

Alan Sugar, currently making a name for himself on BBC2's The Apprentice is worth £790m through property and computer interests.