Simon Cowell , the pop impresario known for TV shows such as “ American Idol ,” has amassed a fortune of 200 million pounds ($331 million), enough to propel him into the Top 10 of U.K. musical millionaires, the Sunday Times said.
Westfield Group Chairman Frank Lowy sits atop Australia’s rich list for the first time with a personal fortune estimated at A$5.04 billion ($4.14 billion), according to the annual ranking of the nation’s wealthiest people by BRW magazine.
Barclays Plc is joining Citigroup Inc. and UBS AG in targeting millionaire clients in Africa as the continent’s fastest-growing economies swell a rich list topped by billionaires Aliko Dangote and Johann Rupert.
Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP co-founder Alan Howard’s personal fortune increased 44 percent over the past year to 1.4 billion pounds ($2.3 billion), putting him at the top of the annual Sunday Times list of wealthiest U.K. hedge fund managers.
The fortunes of the richest people in the U.K. rose at a record pace last year, with the 1,000 wealthiest experiencing a 30 percent increase in their net worth, according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List.