The richest people in the UK have lost more than £ 54 billion (€ 61 million) in the past two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a list published this Sunday by the “Sunday Times”.
Those losses correspond to the richest in the country, whose fortunes have plummeted for the first time since the global financial crisis of twelve years ago, according to the so-called “List of the Wealthy”, which is published every year by the British Sunday about the thousand more wealthy people.
In addition, many of the billionaires have been forced to use a special fund provided by the British Government in the face of the pandemic, which allows paying up to 80% of employees’ wages up to a maximum of 2,500 pounds (2,850 euros) per month.
The well-known industrialist James Dyson, famous for his vacuum cleaners for domestic use, is the richest person in the United Kingdom, with a fortune of 16,200 million pounds (18,468 million euros).
Dyson moved forward as the fortunes of the brothers Sri and Gopi Hinduja – hitherto the richest for their activities in the industrial and financial sectors – were curtailed by losses of £ 6bn (€ 6.84bn) last year , reason why they have been in second place, with 16,000 million pounds (18,200 million euros).